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Portfolio website of Peiran Tan, 2017

Contributed by Peiran Tan on Apr 5th, 2017. Artwork published in
March 2017
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    Source: http://www.peirantan.com Peiran Tan. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Since my last portfolio site, I’ve decided to keep doing the country theme as a self-imposed design constraint. This time Italy comes on stage, and this site is specifically a tribute to Aldo Novarese, the legendary 20th-century type designer who worked for the Nebiolo typefoundry in Turin.

    All three typefaces are revivals of Novarese’s work: Forma, revived by David Jonathan Ross; Sutro, an Egizio revival by Jim Parkinson; and Recta, revived by Canada Type.

    I chose Forma Deck for big text instead of Display or Banner, since the stem flaring is more pronounced, reminiscent of metal-type printing. Recta is used sparingly; its construction is more lenient and proportions more compact, making it more suitable for small headings.

    A shout-out to Mr. Ross, who provided me with Forma on a student license.

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    Source: http://www.peirantan.com Peiran Tan. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://www.peirantan.com Peiran Tan. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: http://www.peirantan.com Peiran Tan. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    2 Comments on “Portfolio website of Peiran Tan, 2017”

    1. Peiran Tan says:
      Apr 14th, 2017  8:56 am

      According to an article by CAST, it turns out Recta was originally designed by Alessandro Butti, before Novarese stole the credit.

    2. Blythwood says:
      Apr 22nd, 2017  4:02 am

      Very nice! I’m excited to see what you review for Typographica.

      I was extremely excited to see that article too. It does seem like a lot of the available English-language writing on Nebiolo’s history has not had the benefit of access to good source materials, so I’m glad to see someone is looking hard at this.

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