Nitti

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Release Year
2012
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Classification
Sans Serif, Grotesque
Original Format
Digital
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Tags
grotesque, monospaced, sans serif

Background

Nitti is a monospaced typeface family in five weights that has its roots in the first sans-serif designs of the 19th century — the Grotesques. Originally a British invention, the Grotesques gained massive popularity in mainland Europe and also became widespread in early 20th century USA where it was commonly referred to as ‘Gothic’. The quirky and often idiosyncratic shapes of these designs lend them a humanity and warmth which is still appreciated among many graphic designers.

Nitti is named after Francesco Raffaele Nitto, better known as Frank ‘The Enforcer’ Nitti, one of the henchmen of Al Capone. The typeface family is part of a bigger collection of Grotesque-inspired typefaces that also includes a poster version called ‘Stanley’ and a proportional version called ‘Erminio’.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on August 31, 2012, 10:51pm EST

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