Pistilli Roman was a photocompositor typeface collaboratively designed by Herb Lubalin and John Pistilli. It was first shown in 1964.
Eloquent (Jason Walcott for Veer) and OPTI Pirogi (Castcraft Software) are two digital interpretations of the face, but no officially authorized revival has been made. Claude Pelletier’s freebie digiziation under the original name — “recreated Pistilli with John Pistilli’s son’s ‘blessing’” [Dafont] — is not very well spaced.
Sources and Info
In Cold Blood, 1965 first edition1965
- S. Neil Fujita
- Tere Loprete
Contributed by Nick Sherman
Banlon ad: “yellow, blue, pink, apricot…”1965
- Doyle Dane Bernbach
- Sheila Green
- John Pistilli
Contributed by Stephen Coles
VGC Typeface Design Competition Announcement1964
- Herb Lubalin
- Aaron Burns
Photo by Nick Sherman on Flickr.