Novella

Last time I've been in Florence waiting for the train, under the roof of the railway station, I've started noticing the big metal letters on the wall.

Modular, geometric and strangely interesting, these letters are surely not a masterpiece like the station itself, so I decided to make an almost literal digital version, trying to figure out a modular system.

I've identified two different proportions, the first used for big letters placed above the main areas of the station, and the second used for smaller uppercase letters placed at 'eye level'; for that reason I included the latter in place of a lowercase (it seemed to me more philological). The font includes numbers (uppercase and small, tabular and proportional), and the curious point-less arrows one can find in Santa Maria Novella.

The font is still under development and is released under the SIL Open Font License.

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Capitals
Capitals
Small Capitals
Small Capitals
Numbers
Numbers
Arrows
Arrows