Italian is a language in the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Latin, the vulgar language of the Roman Empire. The word ‘Italian’ originates from the Latin of the late Roman Empire and is a descendant of Latin. Like many other Romance languages, Italian is derived from Greek. The alphabet used in Italian is similar to that of Spanish and French. Below, we discuss some of the differences between the two languages.
The Italian language retains the Romance language’s case markings, although the pronouns are unmarked. In Italian, the definite article (lei) follows the noun and the definite article (lai). Various other inflected forms of the verbs are used, including ragazzuccio, l’importanza, and scoldo. While Italians tend to use the word must when speaking English, it is considered an improper use of the word in Italian.
The letter h does not have a pronounced sound in Italian. It is only pronounced in the word “anche” and is a part of the ch sound before the e and i in English. In addition to this, the letter c has the same pronunciation as the English ch sound before a vowel, despite its unusual pronunciation. As a result, the pronunciation of “cat” in Italian is often regarded as incorrect.
Italians are highly family oriented. The family is the primary source of economic support, as well as emotional support for a family. During the colonial period, Italian was the official language of Somalia. It was only after the war that Italy was divided and the Italian population started to shrink. This resulted in a dramatic decline of Italian speakers in the country. However, many Italians still consider themselves a part of their community and are involved in their daily lives
Vintage and Modern Style Italian Fonts
1. Italian Horskey Signature Handlettering Script
Italian Horskey Signature Handlettering Script is new fashionable handwriting font and super cool with sexy style. And also the Capital letters set with contemporary and sophisticated accents. Italian Horskey Signature Handlettering Script offers beautiful typographic harmony for a diversity of design projects, including logos & branding, wedding designs, signature, social media posts, advertisements & product designs.
2. Italian Didot
Exquisite design, delicate but yet strong enough to make a statement just right for that special occasion.
Anabella is a typeface made for the Master’s Degree in Typography at the University of Buenos Aires. It is inspired by the posters of pizzerias located in Naples, Italy; in order to be used in the pizza franchise Giuseppe in Buenos Aires, Arg. The font preserves and rescues gestural features of these posters, adding a vertical axis and high contrast, typical of the Italian types that arrived in the city product of the immigration. The stroke with brush provides a more organic quality to the sign and provides connotative features. The family has three variables for the different applications that may be required in a pizza place: Italic for bodies greater than 16pts, Roman for short texts up to 14pts, and Stencil for use in brands and titles.
4. Italian Hand
Inspired by a broad-edge calligraphy pen, Italian Hand was developed off and on between 2007-2010. Each time I came back to the design I saw things with fresh eyes and that helped it evolve tremendously.
A hundred or more pages of hand written letters and many dried up pens later the design is complete. I’m very pleased with how it came together and I hope you will find as much joy using it in your designs as I had creating it. I’m sure you will find this typeface very useful in all manner of projects.
Introducing Pioggia, a modern and playful serif font. This clean and minimalistic serif is crafted with love and high attention to the details. Packed with OpenType features (such as alternate chars, swashes, ligatures, etc), lets you play and explore every characters available. Pioggia is very versatile, suits best for almost everything, whether you’re working on classic themed design, or the modern ones. If you’re often working with a logotypes, hipster-quote writings, t-shirt designs, etc, Pioggia is your next go-to font.
6. Italian Breakfast
Italian Breakfast is a handwritten, fun and happy modern calligraphy script font designed with iPad. Carefully crafted, clean vectors in Glyphs App. You can create beautiful hand-made typography with its bouncy, organic flow. Contains all Wester and Central European accented characters, currencies: Thai Baht, Euro, Dollar and Yen.
Glinde is a bold ligature serif font. A contrast display typeface with extra ligature glyph. Multilingual support, with uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation. Let’s ignite your next project with Glinde!
8. Italian VP
Italian is long, clean typeface with 24 fonts to enchant your next project. Added and 8 compositions and 15 elements in 4 premade colors. Very versatile fonts that works great in large and small sizes.
Buongiorno! Inspired by Italian luxury brands Goldoni is a simple yet elegant titling serif with vertical emphasis. This font was designed with a classic, ultra clean look that is liberally spaced to highlight contrast between negative space and the thin nature of the characters. Use Goldoni for a luxury logo, newspaper display, headline, or movie poster. Basic and extended latin, numbers, punctuation, European accents, diacritics, alternates, and kerning are included.
10. Concurso Italian BTN
Concurso Italian was inspired by travel posters of the 1920s. Use it for travel posters, passports, luggage stickers or an elegant vintage look.
Restaconme is a modern script font, the basic shape came from hand-lettering style the name inspired from Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi. Resta con me mean to “stick with me”, this great for your creative project related to Apparel, T-shirt, Logo, Wedding, Invitations, Cards, Product Packaging, Headers, Logotype, Letterhead, Poster, Apparel Design, Label, and etc.
12. Zinc Italian SG
As a unique example of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Victorian type, Zinc Italian emits a strikingly beautiful and twinkling luminescence. Oversized initial caps, each containing intricate swirls and curlycues, vibrate stunningly alongside a variety of amusing lowercase letters. Also known as Zinco, this typeface is generously equipped with a charming set of alternate characters including capital figures and some easier-to-decipher lowercase letters.
Marcopolo is a contrast deco style font. An uppercase typeface with unique lowercase and multilingual support.
14. LTC Italian Old Style
LTC Italian Old Style is not to be confused with the English Monotype font also called Italian Old Style, which is an earlier design from 1911 based on William Morris’s Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson’s Roman face. Goudy went back to Jenson’s original Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the result is what many consider to be the best Renaissance face adapted for modern use.
A ‘Brand’ for your brand. Brand is bold and chic, with contrast and elegant feel. It is a display font, a playful one. So much option to ignite your project, start from stylistic, swash, and a bunch of ligature.
16. Plinc Italiano
Dave West’s Italiano is a smooth and sensuous typographic dish with a few extra savory dashes. The silky semi-serif combines ingredients from eighteenth-century engraved italics and nineteenth-century Italian Modern, softened by fine stroke endings and plump dolloped terminals. Preserve Italiano’s subtle flavors by maximizing its size in headlines, advertising captions, and identity campaigns, or capitalize on its swash characters to sweeten package and poster designs. However you use it, Plinc Italiano is a tasty typographic treat—non ci piove! Drawn in the late 1960s for Photo-Lettering, Inc., Italiano was digitized by Steve Ross with Ken Barber in 2015.
17. CA Capoli
CA Capoli is a fine script typeface with a vintage touch. Perfect for illustrative titles or logotypes. It comes in two styles, Regular and Stroke.
Italia was designed by Colin Brignall and published by ITC. Italia contains 3 styles and family package options.
Vernazza is a combination of two fonts – an elegant serif font combined with a tall sans-serif. It helps you create an elegant yet slightly rustic vibe in your designs and works in large display titles, logos and small paragraphs. You can combine them in endless ways and create unique lockups. What’s more, you’ll also be getting 9 bonus free logo mockups made with Vernazza that you can customize as you see fit in Adobe Illustrator.
20. Gans Italiana
Gans Italiana is a comprehensive family of wood type inspired typeface based on the same font by the extinct spanish Gans Fundicion.
Ritalina Sans – is perfect for cards, invitations, and other fun projects your logo you are doing. This font also works perfectly when pairing it with a script font.
22. Italiano Fushion New
Ideal for creating Logos, Head Lines, Web Titles, Posters, Epub Covers, Tatoo Projects, T-Shirts, Drink Labels …
23. Orchid Font
An elegant, multilangual, sans-serif typeface with refined lines. Brilliant choice for logos, branding, arts, posters, advertising, etc.
24. Pasta Italiano
Pasta Italiano Script is a modern calligraphy design, including Regular. This font is casual and beautiful with swash. Can be used for various purposes. such as logos, product packaging, wedding invitations, branding, headlines, signage, labels, signatures, book covers, posters, quotes, and more.
Multilangual, regular, light sans-serif typeface. Great choice for vintage logos, branding, arts, posters, also can be used in the articles or some text.
Noctis was originally born as a single weight display typeface, designed by Luca Terzo who took inspiration by the unusual wedge serifs of Aldo Novarese’s 1972 typeface for H. Berthold A.G., Primate. The design was developed by the Italian Type team into a full family of five weights from thin, each with its own true italic, and with a complementary set of decorative patterns.
The strong Didonesque contrasts make this typeface both impressive at display sizes and easily readable in text size, while the sharp shapes of the triangular serifs and the distinctive letter shapes show their strength in logo design and impressive editorial use. Inspired by the elegant, self conscious and over-the-top aesthetics of Italian fashion scene of the eighties and nineties, Noctis finds its strength in its strong textural nature, that is explored in the Noctis Texturae subfamily, where each letter is used as a tile to produce seamless patterns that can be used to extend the branding capabilities of Noctis
27. Rosella Bold
Supported in 16 languages:
Afrikaans Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanisch, Swedish & Zulu.
28. Via Roma
A font inspired by regime propaganda inscriptions found in Italian institutional and civic architecture of the 20’s and 30’s. Bold, severe lettering, suggestive of pre-war Italian Art Deco and American Depression Modern aesthetics.
Brioche is a classic and modern serif with a bunch of alternates for each characters that will make your presentation or logo even more stunning and stand out! With four style that you can use for several purpose! This fonts support Multi Language and already PUA Encoded!
Arsenica is a serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro for Zetafonts, and developed by a design team including Mario De Libero, Andrea Tartarelli and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini.
The design of Arsenica takes its inspiration from Italian poster design at the beginning of the century, a time where typography, lettering and illustration where closely interwoven. Dawning nationalist movements, rather than using the modernist language, pushed on traditional Old Style letterforms often imbued with Art Nouveau and Deco sensibility. Artists like Giorgio Muggiani not only illustrated posters for Cinzano, Pirelli and Rinascente, but also provided logo design for newspapers, like “Il Popolo d’Italia”.
Starting from this mix of eclectic influences, Canovaro first developed the Arsenica Antiqua family, designed as display typeface that keeps the original Old Style low-contrast, wide proportions and quirky stylistic inventions. These where then distilled in a high contrast, Arsenica Display family, expanding the weight range to include both poster, ultra-bold weights and lighter weights that give the design a distinct calligraphic flavour. Bringing the letterforms into contemporary taste meant also developing alternate letterforms that were included in the Arsenica Alternate family, that drops the art nouveau details in favour of a more controlled modern serif aesthetic. Finally, Arsenica Text was developed by expanding the design space in the optical size axis, creating a low contrast, strongly readable old style typeface family, with a reduced weight set, oriented for long body copy typesetting.
The final result is a superfamily of 41 weights, covering the design space with an expanded charset of over 900 glyphs, with full coverage of over 200 languages using latin and Cyrillic alphabets. All the weights of Arsenica come with a full set of open type features allowing to explore its vintage-inspired visual inventions thanks to stylistic sets, discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates and positional numbers. Two variable typefaces are included in the full family, allowing you to explore the design space and precisely control not only the weight but also the optical size design variations.