ITC Santangeli is a typeface from the mind and hand type designer Giuseppe Errico. With the feel of brush lettering that appears to be quickly drawn, ITC Santangeli is wrought with both elegance and charm.
ITC Santangeli History
As a young man, Errico studied to be a fine artist; he became a graphic designer only after a “long reflection period.” Perhaps his early training begins to explain the uniquely artistic qualities of these two designs.
Based on an eighteenth century manuscript by Italian writing master Benedetto Santangeli, ITC Santangeli exudes the elegance and patina of a baroque sculpture. The capitals have verve, and the richly flowing ascenders and descenders enhance the vintage panache of the design. Errico has even included alternate characters and ink splotches to enable a realistic reproduction of antique lettering. Whether for large display copy or short blocks of text, Santangeli speaks with resonance and grace.