Impossible alphabets and fonts

Denedo font was designed by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero in 2007.

Like the M.C. Escher impossible figures and optical illusions, "Denedo" font consists of letters, that are belong to class of impossible figures. This font is based on the "0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9" characters of one of the alphabets published by Nedo Mion Ferrario in the "Letromaquia" exhibition that was shown in Caracas, Venezuela in the 70's.

Denedo is a typographic family in three styles: Denedo 1A, 1B and 1C.

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Nedo Mion Ferrario

Nedo Mion Ferrario was born in 1926 in Milan. Most of his knowledge was obtained from his father, Emilio Mion Vianello, who dedicated his life to wood carve, a high profile job those day in Italy. Emilio studied in the Brera Academy in Milan and Nedo studied in the Commercial and Technical Institute of Milan between 1936 and 1940, and then in the Fine Arts Academy in the same city. At the end of the Second Word War, both of them decided to leave Italy due to the political situation in those days. Encouraged by the immigration Venezuelan politics they arrived in Caracas in 1950.

Several Venezuelan generations had acquired very strong design, typographic and drawing knowledge due to the historical and artistic heritage left by Master Nedo Mion Ferrario. He spent big part of his life teaching and working on design. His passion for impossible figures and geometric optic illusions were the most valuable characteristics of his work.

He died in 2001 in Caracas, Venezuela.

Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero

Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero was born in 1977 in San Cristóbal, Venezuela. He studied Graphic Design between 1995 and 1998 in the Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia Antonio Jose de Sucre (IUTAJS) - Extension Merida, Venezuela. Between 1997 and 2005 he worked as a Graphic Designer and as an Art Director in different publicity agencies. Nowadays, he runs the Andinistas design studio.