Italian Plate No1 20 styles
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The Italian Plate super family is 341 weights and styles that extracts decades of Italian typeface design. The original No1 is based on a study of Italian number plates from the 60‘s, and inspired by the round and condensed profile and characteristic of that period. The elliptical upwards shape as basic design pattern, the equal stem width and the straight terminals across styles is what defines the Italian Plate super family. No1 has a round and condensed profile, and the soft angles address the original purpose, where the typeface had to work with metal embossing. The clear difference in the silhouettes and the open spaces meet the need for legibility from a distance, even though the design is condensed due to the limited space on the plates. The design is functional, structured and geometrical, and has a large x-hight. The slightly rounded corners soften the mechanical look, giving it a mellow touch. The complete super family goes from No1 to No7 in a mix of various type classes and widths – all in 10 weights with corresponding Italics and loaded with alternatives.
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Designers Jonas Hecksher
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