A classic font reinvented for modern-day Rome
Roma is our homage to the Italian school of typography.
Inspired by the letters engraved on the base of Trajan’s Column, Roma is designed to convey the allure of contemporary Rome.
Still today, the use of the reed quill conveys a sense of perfect imperfection: the scribe would construct the curves with two separate strokes, giving the letters a harmonious, if not perfectly geometric, shape.
We started by reducing the shading to improve legibility of the smaller point sizes and then eliminated the serifs for improved use on digital platforms. We finally succeeded in creating a uniform rhythm for the letters by adjusting the width.