Caterina Santullo is a fashion, knitwear, and type designer from Turin, Italy. After studying fashion and knitwear design at Politecnico of Milan, she worked as a fashion consultant, print designer, and visual researcher in the Italian fashion capital. Aiming to study the visual bridge between letters and fashion she approached the type design field, which became another passion of her. In 2020 she moved to Den Haag to study at TypeMedia Master Course, in The Netherlands. caterina. santullo@gmail. com @caterinasantullo x visual/fashion @sicheode x letters/illustrations
Siche is a wedge-serif typeface family in which calligraphic conventions meet in a rigid and mechanical flavour. The project started as a vaste study on abstraction, sizes and gestures to evolve in an analysis on how blunt and sharp moments in the letterforms dance together. Another corollary investigation concerned how specific thicknesses’ ratios could affect a style or the overall family. Siche consists of Acuto (Acute), a poster display style and Tronco (Blunt), a text group made of a regular, a black and a regular italic. The typeface finds its maximum expression in Disgraziato (Miserable), a compressed display style which, grotesquely, abuses unorthodox solutions.