G. Modiano & Co.
Modiano drawn this typeface in 1933 as a tribute to the Milan Triennale. The same year Paul Renner’s Futura was introduced to Italy at the 5th Triennale exhibition and soon became Italian Rationalist architects’ favourite typeface. Triennale, released in two weights, perfectly expresses the typical character of Italian faces from the 30s – widely used for Fascist architecture and representative of the official Fascist aesthetics – showing both a strong rational attitude but also a sort of decorative geometric stylization.
TDM 5: Grafica Italiana (2012, Corraini). Courtesy Enrico Tallone.