The Face and the Spa
The latest font from Louise Fili Ltd, Montecatini, draws inspiration from the elegant Stile Liberty travel posters of Italy in the early 1900s. The font features distinctive ligatures typical of the time when the graphic, furniture, architectural and clothing style Art Nouveau emerged as a worldwide phenomenon.
It is named after Montecatini Terme, the majestic spa in northern Tuscany known for the healing powers of its mineral waters for over a century, but perhaps best known for its cameo appearance in Fellini’s 8 1/2. The face is a beautiful evocation of Italy at the turn of the 19th century when design was everything Italian, and everything Italian was designed. Purchase the typeface here.
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About Steven Heller Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →