Sempione Grotesk is a sans of ‘Swiss’ inspiration with a big x-height. It works well at all sizes, from small to large, and is suitable for both publishing and advertising.
Sempione Grotesk started off as part of Amato’s thesis on the history of sans serifs for his graduation at the Milan Polytechnic in 2009 and took quite a while to reach full maturity. This typeface picks up some very different typographic traditions and ideas which have been reworked. These include ligatures and ornaments etc., usually associated with seriffed typefaces, and features typical of the Swiss school of sans serifs such as horizontal terminations and letters that tend to be of equal width.
The result is a type family articulated in weights that go from Chiarissimo (Thin) to Nerissimo (Black) which includes small caps, old style numerals, ligatures and decorations. Furthermore, some alternate characters (a-a, g-g, R-R, …) allow for mixing geometric and classic letterforms.
Designer Tipiblu |
Production Years 2009-2018 |
Total Glyphs 877
Styles 35 Chiarissimo (Thin) · 45 Chiaro (Light) · 55 Regolare (Regular) · 65 Medio (Medium) · 75 Neretto (Bold) · 85 Nero (ExtraBold) · 95 Nerissimo (Black)