Typeface Design
Jesse Ragan, Ben Kiel

Hand Lettering Inspiration
Cecilia Carlstedt

Art Direction
Sandra Kang, MP Creative

The Aldo Group

Licensing Availability
Available from XYZ Type


Now available for licensing from XYZ Type.

Ben Kiel and I originally designed Cortado as a custom commission by MP Creative for shoe and accessory brand Aldo. After the typeface debuted in the July 2013 campaign “Give Me Aldo,” it was used extensively for their in-store design and e-commerce.

Through a special arrangement with The Aldo Group and Cecilia Carlstedt, a thoroughly overhauled and streamlined version of the typeface is now available to designers everywhere for desktop, web, and app use.

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