The typeface family was designed keeping in mind the goals: readability in every device (pixel perfect!) and flexibility.
Abitare Sans was originally commissioned to Fabrizio Schiavi by the group RCS Rizzoli Corriere della Sera in 2013. It’s a typeface of 30 weights designed to be used in Abitare magazine.
In Abitare Sans was kept the geometric structure without neglecting the numerous editorials requirements.
The license of this project covered a temporary exclusive, after this Fabrizio Schiavi can resell the font family from this web site.
In September, 2003 I’ve been contacted by MTV for the restyling of mtv.it
I started from the beginning to work on a radical simplification of its visual elements, to achieve a better usability. It didn’t take much to realize the basic design I attempted would have called for a notable reduction of the rich imagery distinguishing MTV’s visual identity.
As a visual aid to help me in this process I designed Virna, a headline “op-art” inspired face with the ability to create both vertical and horizontal ligatures between single words among two text lines, with the same ease of linking letters in handwriting or a linked script typeface.