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Luciano Perondi

Luciano Perondi was born in 1976 in Busto Arsizio (VA), and has been involved in type, graphic and information design since 1998. In 2003 he created Molotro, a studio whose aim is the design of custom and commercial typefaces and also graphic and information design. Molotro's projects often include a part of scientific research.
He is interested in any aspect of the writing systems: both in the history of writing and its developments beyond alphabet. He has designed several custom typefaces for corporate identities, events, publishers, sign systems. Two of his typefaces are also included in ADI Design Index and one of them has been mentioned at Compasso d'Oro Award.
His works include not only type design, but also scientifical and technical information design. His main field of interest is the non linear use of writing and pictorial languages. He designs also experimental pages about this topic for the magazine Experience.
Luciano Perondi has been a member of AIAP since 1998 and a member of ATypI since 2004

EXP Research Team

In 2003 Michele Patanè, Marco Kisic, Stefano Minelli and Luciano Perondi founded the EXP Research Team. The research team is formed by two type designers and two psychologists, it studies the reading process, the influences of the irregularity of typefaces on reading and the non linear script. EXP is now starting to work on the effects of presbiopia on reading and on how an adequate design of types could help presbiopian readers.
All these researches are applied to type and information and their aim is to improve the design of typefaces for text and sign systems. EXP is also involved in designing and publishing a practical application of all its researches.


Since 2004 to 2007 he teached typography and graphic design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and at Politecnico di Bari. Since 2005 he teaches Information design at Scuola Politecnica di Design and Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. In 2007 he got a tenure at Isia di Urbino.

Lectures, conferences and workshops

Luciano Perondi lectured several times in many Italian universities (IUAV, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Bari, ISD Napoli). He spoke in several conferences on typography, writing systems and non linear script, both for a professional audience and for a divulgative purpose.
He has also been speaker at ATypI 2002 in Rome, at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki and at ATypI in Lisbon.


Luciano Perondi's articles has been published on Nòva 24, Graphicus, Experience, Progetto Grafico and SocialDesignZine.


Two typefaces included in ADI Design Index and one typeface mentioned at the "Compasso d'Oro" Award, the most important award of Italian design

Luciano Perondi
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