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Born in Pontestura, Piedmont, 1920. Trained at the Turin School of Artisan Printers and the Paravia Typography Institute. He joined the Nebiolo Art Studio of which he will become director, designing a wide range of typefaces including Eurostile, Forma, and Recta. He was awarded numerous prizes, including the 1954 Milan Fair Gold Medal and the 1963 AIAP Giarrettiera. Member of ICTA. He taught at the Paravia Institute and has been a consultant to the world’s most prestigious type foundries in Basel, Berlin, New York, and Paris. He developed a type classification system that become a standard in Italy and abroad. He died in Turin, Piedmont, 1995.