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Giallo - A Free Display Typeface

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Giallo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒallo], plural gialli) is a 20th-century Italian thriller or horror genre of literature and film. It usually has mystery elements and is often combined with slasher, crime fiction or, less frequently, supernatural horror elements. In Italy, the term denotes thrillers, typically of the crime fiction, mystery, and horror subgenres, regardless of the country of origin.
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Giallo was a personal project I worked on while studying Art Direction at Chicago Portfolio School. After talking myself out of it for years, I decided I would finally design, produce, and release a typeface. Like so many personal projects, part of me expected to quit halfway through. We live busy lives, and a lot of the times our personal projects get pushed aside by work that is deemed more important. I gave myself 3 months to do it. While juggling school and a few freelance gigs, I tasked myself with completing a display typeface from A-Z in one weight. I wanted to pull myself out of my comfort zone and explore an area of design that is highly detail oriented and extremely nuanced. Two and a half months later, I am releasing Giallo in five different weights, complete with numbers and punctuation. 

Giallo is completely free for personal use.

Thanks for checking it out, hopefully you can use Giallo for one of your spooky projects.