Laica

Laica’s unprecedented style and rhythm is a result of cruel methodology: the forced collaboration between two common but very different tools, the broad nib and the pointed nib pen.

Early stages of Laica were frivolously sketched by hand in spare time and lounging in uncomfortable places between Rome and The Hague. Using poor if not entirely unsuitable surfaces such as receipts, boarding passes or envelopes proved to be challenging to the pointed nib in particular. Laica’s reviewers and co-chiselers at the Type][Media course at the Royal Academy in The Hague included some of the finest typeface designers out there, such as Tobias Frere-Jones, Lucas de Groot and Fred Smeijers. Under their guidance, which he largely ignored but much appreciated, Alessio hustled hard to keep Laica – its early sketches now digitised – awkward yet suitable for long and small texts. The resulting patchwork of shapes may hurt the traditionalist’s eye but will certainly please the conscious, open mind.

In 2017, after graduating from Type][Media, Alessio could not only officially call himself a “master of type” but Laica immediately won him two awards: the Type Director’s Club New York and the Bronze Medal at the European Design Awards. Later on, Laica was expanded and developed further under the Milanese sky, with the helps of Franziska Weitgruber. Well done!

The end of this story is what we’re releasing at Dinamo: two versions, Laica A and B. Laica A sports chiseled transitions that guarantee good rhythm and balance from small-sized text use to eye-catching billboard applications. Laica B has straight transitions at its joints and therefore an overall more simplified, elegant tone. Both families come in Regular, Medium, Bold weights and corresponding Italics.

Design by Alessio D’Ellena
Design Assistance from Franziska Weitgruber
Spacing and Kerning by Igino Marini
Technical Support and Mastering by Chi-Long Trieu

Laica A

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Select Typefaces

50% discount on the Italic when purchasing the Regular

50% discount on the Italic when purchasing the Regular

40% discount when purchasing the complete family
40% discount when purchasing the complete family

Select Licenses

Desktop

The price of the Print License is based on the TOTAL SIZE of the company who is licensing the typeface (and not on the amount of computers on which the font files are installed on). It allows you to install the font files on a Desktop Computer, in order to design images and documents for print and screen.

Web

It allows for embedding the font files into a website. The license is priced per domain title and traffic (views per month), and has to be upgraded once traffic increases.

Social Media

Add-on to the Print License. It covers the use on channels like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Youtube. It is a one time fee and based on the total amount of followers across ALL your channels combined. The first 100.000 followers are for free.

App

It allows for embedding the font files into a Mobile App. The license is priced per app title and platform (Android or iOS) and has to be upgraded once downloads increase.

Broadcasting

It allows for any kind of broadcasting bigger than Social Media, such as Streaming (Netflix, Amazon, HBO, SKY), TV, Cinema, Video Advertising, Video Billboards or Video Clips longer than 1 minute. It is a one time fee. The price depends on region (Europe, USA, Other) and time.

It allows for embedding the font files into an eBook or PDFs or other documents which you share with your customers or collaborators. The license is priced per amount of titles.

Corporate

A one-time fee which grants you globally unlimited Print, Web and App use. Continuously having to monitor and re-evaluate traffic or upgrade licenses (if a company grows or more websites are being added) is a process bigger companies usually like to avoid. Therefore some of them choose to go with the Corporate License.

Subcontractor

Owners of the Corporate License usually combine it with a Subcontractor License – it allows them to share the typeface with any of their subcontractors during their working relationship.

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