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Macelleria Annibale: Le Carni

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Mar 19th, 2015. Artwork published in .
    Macelleria Annibale: Le Carni 1
    Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Thomas Lieser and tagged with “stilla”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The dimensional (wooden?) fat face letters used for the name of this butcher in Rome — est. in 1888 — are probably custom. As far as digital fonts go, a mix of Ultra Bodoni, Oban, Margarita and Isambard would bring you close.

    The “fat-face cursive” on the awning is Stilla. Unfortunately, it has been loosely spaced here. Remember: heavy type generally asks for tight spacing, so that the tiny counters harmonize with the inter-letter spaces. This use of Stilla apparently is not a leftover from the 1970s, but a rather recent addition: Older photos document that Stencil had been used before.

    Macelleria Annibale: Le Carni 2
    Source: Macelleria Annibale. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Macelleria Annibale: Le Carni 3
    Source: Valeria M. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Macelleria Annibale: Le Carni 4
    Source: Bruno. License: CC BY-SA.


    • Stilla
    • Stencil (ATF)



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