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Omaggio ad Alessandro Butti creatore di tipi – Enrico Tallone

First and comprehensive typographic tribute to the most prominent Italian type designer in the period 1930-1950s and his very successful types.

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First and comprehensive typographic tribute to the most prominent Italian type designer in the period 1930-1950s and his very successful types. Typeset by hand in the original 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s types he designed, which were cast by Nebiolo Foundry in those years.


This publication includes all the metal movable typefaces he designed, all of them cast by Nebiolo Foundry.

Published in 2002, this publication gave a decisive contribution to bringing Butti’s masterpieces, for far too long unjustly neglected, back to the limelight. Among them, the most renowned are: Quirinus, Fluidum, Hastile, Athenaeum, Augustea, Microgramma.

Print run of 300 copies on Magnani paper made in Pescia, Tuscany.

This publication is housed in a slipcase, custom hand-made to an exact size, whose exteriors are covered with Ingres paper.

  • Size (cm) 18x27
  • Typefaces Typeset by hand in original 1930-1950s types, among which Quirinus, Fluidum, Hastile, Athenaeum, Augustea, Microgramma.
  • Paper Magnani paper mada in Tuscany
  • Number of pages 20
  • Total print run 300
  • Weight (kg) 0,7