Italian Plate No4 Expanded 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. No4 Expanded is a classic, oval-shaped Didot style, with a high contrast between the thick and thin strokes, along with distinctive, triangular spurs. The texture is very vibrant, due to the great difference in the width between the letters. The wide, round letters such as 'o' and 'c' are contrasted with the narrow letters such as 't' and 'f' - giving the typeface great variation in long text parts. The extra space between the rounded letters gives the tight texture more air allowing it to breathe. 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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