Since she was tiny, Astrid Stavro, creative director of design consultancy Atlas, has moved across the world, living in many different cities. For this project, she chose to turn to Trieste in Italy for inspiration thanks to its multicultural nature. ‘If you walk around the city of Trieste, you’ll notice it’s full of contrasts,’ she says.
The idea behind the typeface was to showcase the split personality of the city, and the multifaceted nature of her own personality. Stavro also wanted to represent the wooden and metal blocks of type from a family printing business which she remembered from her childhood. She took Fontsmith’s existing typeface FS Sally as a base, modified its regular weight and then spliced it with the bold version around the midline.
FS Sally Triestina is now available to buy and each purchase comes with a beautiful limited-edition, screen-printed poster designed by Stavro. The typeface won Platinum in the Graphis Typeface Design competition before its release.
The poster is available in four different colours — yellow, pink, green and turquoise. The poster and a one user studio licence for the typeface costs £80, postage and packaging are included. Fonts will be licensed to the purchaser and are non-transferrable. For other licence enquiries please get in touch.
Posters have been printed on Fedrigoni Freelife Vellum 320gsm in a limited run of 100 (25 of each colour).