Pastas in Typology

A typology publication paired with varying pastas to make the learning of type classification memorable. Type characteristics somewhat resemble pastas; the fact that both has a story to tell, created by somebody, originate from certain countries and was inspired by an era or form. Who knows? The form of a penne pasta was derived from the nib of a fountain pen, and it is typically known to write scripts.


Undergraduate Program at

Editorial, Print

Massey University, New Zealand




The challenge is to develop an understanding of typographic hierarchy, correct terminology and the impact of the publication design.

A book jacket was designed to feature a display sans typeface: Papelli created by type designers Alisa Nowak and Julie Soudanne.


On every page that introduces a new type classification, they will be paired with a pasta type that shares similar characteristics. Here, we have Didone - Didot being paired with Angel Hair for its thin hairlines strokes.