AlBro by Alexey Brodovitch

ALJ's picture

Does anyone know where I could buy a digital version of Albro by Alexey Brodovitch?

Miss Tiffany's picture

I'm not familiar with Albro, my book on Brodovitch is at home. Can you post a sample? Perhaps with a sample we might know it under a different name.

NigellaL's picture

I think that was a Photolettering alphabet but they're out of business aren't they?

ALJ's picture

thanks for your responses
here's an image of the alphabet:

NigellaL's picture

Yes that's the face I was thinking of. Do you ever look at I'm a HUGE Nick Knight fan so I keep up with his work there. I saw this type on the site for one of the projects and have been lusting after it ever since. Looks like a fellow named Paul Barnes had something to do with the type. I don't know him but I've heard from an old co-worker that he's expensive so it figures that Nick Knight would work with him!

ALJ's picture

dear nigellaL,
thanks for the info. I will contact this paul barnes fellow.
all the best,
anne jordan

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

According to this online article, AlBro has never been released.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

And... hold on a second. In the book Typography -- When, Who, How (edited by Friedl, Ott, and Stein), it is listed as Abro, not AlBro. Same goes for the website type hype... Are they all talking about the same typeface?

Stephen Coles's picture

House Industries, the new owner of the Photo-Lettering library weighs in.

A digitization was once available from Lineto, I believe. But there must have been licensing issues.

fredo's picture

Also by Paul Barnes, in collaboration with Peter Saville, a logo for Kate Moss Topshop brand.


Ricardo Cordoba's picture

There's a thread elsewhere on Typophile about that logo...

mekka's picture

In Portfolio #1 from 1950 (you can see the scan of a facsimile in ALJ's post), it is referred to als Albro, short for Alexey Brodovitch. In the Brodovitch book by Kerry William Purcell (from which ALJ scanned the facsimile, I suppose), it is called Al-bro. Nico Schweizer's 1992 revival Albroni (released by Lineto) can be found here:

Sorry for the late response. :-)

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Better late than never, Rainer. Danke.

PabloImpallari's picture

KaterRino from Manfred Klein comes pretty close, although it needs a lot of work and fine tuning

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