Barbieri is a casual sans type
family, based on a German lettering style from the '60s.
The original hand-drawn alphabet was used in a rather peculiar
edition of Der Barbier von Bagdad, an opera composed by Peter
Cornelius. Our efforts to identify the cover designer have
been, so far, unsuccessful. As fans of informal typography
and popular lettering styles, we thought these few thin letters
deserved a re-incarnation as a complete type family. Now
Barbieri has 6 weights suitable for packaging, posters, and
music covers. It resembles a certain 'americana' spirit,
though with a Germanic twist.
Unknown lettering artist
$120 (3 weights pack)
$210 (6 weights pack)