The Nebiolo History Project is a research team set up by Marta Bernstein, James Clough, Alessandro Colizzi, Riccardo De Franceschi, Massimo Gonzato and Riccardo Olocco to investigate the archival evidence and oral history of Italy’s most renowned type foundry.
Marta Bernstein is a designer, researcher, teacher and co-founder of the digital type foundry CAST; type and typography are her true passions and the common threads of all her projects. James Clough moved from London to Milan in 1971 and pursued a career in typography and calligraphy; he lectures and writes on the history of typography and the graphic arts. Alessandro Colizzi is associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he teaches graphic design history, typography, and type design. Riccardo De Franceschi is a typeface designer and art director at Dalton Maag, London. Massimo Gonzato is copywriter and editor, member of the digital type foundry CAST and co-founder of SMED, a non-profit association for handwriting. Riccardo Olocco is a typeface and graphic designer, co-founder of the digital type foundry CAST, researcher and visiting research fellow at the University of Reading; he lectures and writes on type.