is a type designer. Prior to a four-year stint as a lecturer in typography at the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano he freelanced as a graphic designer in Milan and elsewhere in northern Italy. He is currently studying in the masters program in Typeface Design at the University of Reading. Riccardo also writes on type design and type history. In addition to his ongoing investigation into Francesco Griffo’s roman types, the research he is now doing with James Clough on Bodoni’s types should be published by Codex in 2016. Along with other Italian type designers Riccardo has recently launched the foundry CAST (Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici).