Nitti Typewriter, a relative of our Nitti series, is a playful nod to the aesthetics of typewriters in five flavours: Normal, Open, Underlined, Corrected, and Cameo. The family is based on monospaced Nitti and has its roots in the first sans-serif designs of the 19th century — the Grotesques. Originally a British invention, Grotesques gained massive popularity in mainland Europe and also became widespread in early 20th century USA where they were commonly referred to as ‘Gothic’. The quirky and often idiosyncratic shapes of these early English sans-serifs lend them the humanity and warmth still appreciated among many graphic designers today.
Nitti is named after Francesco Raffaele Nitto, better known as Frank ‘The Enforcer’ Nitti, one of the henchmen of Al Capone. The family is part of a bigger collection of Grotesque-inspired typefaces that also includes a poster version called Stanley, the regular monospaced Nitti, and a proportional version called Nitti Grotesk.
Nitti Typewriter has an very extensive character-set with Latin, Greek, Cyrillic glyphs that cover all European languages, Asian languages that use the Cyrillic script, plus Hebrew.
Nitti Typewriter supports the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Asu, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bemba, Bena, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chiga, Colognian, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Embu, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino, Finnish, French, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, Greek, Gusii, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Inari Sami, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Jola-Fonyi, Kabuverdianu, Kalaallisut, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kazakh, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lower Sorbian, Luo, Luxembourgish, Luyia, Macedonian, Machame, Makhuwa-Meetto, Makonde, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Manx, Meru, Mongolian, Morisyen, North Ndebele, Northern Sami, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Nyankole, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Rombo, Rundi, Russian, Rwa, Samburu, Sango, Sangu, Scottish Gaelic, Sena, Serbian, Shambala, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Soga, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Taita, Tajik, Teso, Tongan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Vunjo, Walser, Welsh, Western Frisian, Yiddish, Yoruba and Zulu.