Designer Fabrizio Schiavi says:
“Designing fonts for me is to fill a void in the primary context of design. Let’s say: do I feel some fonts available are not enough economic/readable on screen for its excessive width? So I try to create a typeface with better screen usability, maybe good for print as well, enough to be used at unexpected sizes: Sys™.
Do I feel a lack of condensed and monospaced commercial type for screen usage? Then I challenge myself with Pragmata™, to obtain a face that allows me to read better my e-mails and codepages.
Has the creative freedom design achieved in the 1970s faded away with a ‘totalitarian’ comeback of Helvetica? Then I design Eco™ and Eco-nomico™, fonts/tools born out of my desire for keeping a continuity with that freedom.
Even while designing ‘aseptic’ faces like CP Company™ I never miss the opportunity to experiment with unusual forms and stylistic combinations. After all, designing typefaces for me is a way to break down a limitation I perceive, as well as expressing myself in the process.”