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Ready for its solo

With a freshly expanded character set and other typographic enhancements, Barbieri from Retype is set to shine.

Inspired by the hand-drawn alphabet that first appeared on the cover of a Deutchse Grammophon edition of ‘Der Barbier von Bagdad’, an opera composed by Peter Cornelius, Barbieri is a casual, compressed sans-serif family based on German lettering styles from the 1950s and ’60s.

Barbieri Weights

Originally released in 2009 and now revised and updated for typographically rich designs, Barbieri is at home in children’s books, amusement parks, computer games, toy packaging, or anywhere else a little dose of playfulness is needed.

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