Massimo Grafia

Massimo Grafia is a linear-grotesque typeface in three styles (Standard, Mono and Semi Mono) and 4 weights, combining powerful hand-drawn forms with rigorous graphic precision. The neutral basic for professional use is supplemented by alternate glyphs, creating the scope for highly expressive typographic design: For all lowercase and uppercase letters and standard numerals at least five and in some cases as many as 14 variants are available. These can be selected and interchanged manually or automatically (OpenType support required). Massimo Grafia was designed by Gabriel Richter and Andreas Uebele.

Massimo Grafia basic is a well constructed, calm but individual grotesque for everyday use. Superior and inferior figures, tabular and standard numerals, fractions and symbols make it suitable for professional applications

Massimo Grafia Light
Massimo Grafia Regular
Massimo Grafia Medium
Massimo Grafia Bold
Massimo Grafia Semi Mono Light
Massimo Grafia Semi Mono Regular
Massimo Grafia Semi Mono Medium
Massimo Grafia Semi Mono Bold
Massimo Grafia Mono Light
Massimo Grafia Mono Regular
Massimo Grafia Mono Medium
Massimo Grafia Mono Bold

At the same time Massimo Grafia opens the door to vibrant and expressive design: For both lowercase and uppercase alphabets and all standard numerals at least five alternates are available.

Massimo Grafia Light
Massimo Grafia Regular
Massimo Grafia Medium
Massimo Grafia Bold
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Variable Font

Massimo Grafia supports two variable axis: Weight and Mono. When you purchase the entire static font family, you also receive the variable font data (both desktop and web versions) at no extra cost.

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Massimo Grafia Plain

In the case you don’t use any of the alternate characters, the font would become too bloated. That’s what Massimo Grafia Plain is for: it includes only the standard character set, saving a significant amount ofstorage space, thereby making loading times much faster — especially on the web. With the purchase of each weight, the Massimo Grafia Plain version is included at no extra cost.


During his scholarship at Villa Massimo in Rome, Andreas Uebele caught up with his correspondence, writing 250 letters by hand. Gabriel Richter took the extravagant forms of individual characters and expanded them into Massimo Grafia.

Creating the base

In order to extend Massimo Grafia’s range of potential applications, Richter and Uebele subsequently hand-drew a basic typeface, establishing a calm backdrop for the various alternates. The outcome is a versatile and effective font with a distinctively hand-drawn style.

Alternates language support

Andreas Uebele’s original correspondence did not contain all the various special characters, numerals and symbols – so these were added later to cover the full range of typographic and linguistic requirements.





Alternates Uppercase


Alternates Uppercase Diacritics


Alternates Lowercase


Alternates Lowercase Diacritics


Superior Lowercase


Figures Standard/Tabular


Alternates Figures










Standard Fractions


Circled Figures

Standard Punctation


Tabular Punctation (ss01)


Punctation Case


Ornamental Punctations

Currencies Standard / Tabular


Math Symbols


Standard Symbols


Greek Symbols


Geometric Symbols


Glyph Order and Preglyphs

All nice to type fonts provide a structured glyph order with special preglyphs for a better overview – just choose ‘CID / GID’ instead of ‘Unicode’ in your Glyphs overview. To save webspace and loading time webfonts don’t come with preglyphs.

InDesign CC example

InDesign CC example

Supported Languages

Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Comorian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, Flemish, French, Gaelic, Gagauz, German, Gikuyu, Gilbertese/Kiribati, Haitian-Creole, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Javanese, Kashubian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba/Ciluba/Kasai, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marquesan, Moldovan/Romanian, Montenegrin, Nauruan, Ndebele, Norwegian, Oromo, Palauan/Belauan, Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Romanian, Romansh, Sami, Samoan, Sango, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Seychellois-Creole, Swazi, Silesian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sorbian, Sotho, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tetum, Tok-Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvaluan, Uzbek, Wallisian, Walloon, Welsh, Xhosa, Zulu

Massimo Grafia Specimen
Download Massimo Grafia Trials


nice to type trials come with a reduced character set in two formats: PostScript flavoured OpenType Fonts (.otf) and WOFF2 (.woff2) for web use. nice to type’s unique preglyphs are also included – please have a look above. Depending on the typeface, a few OpenType might be supported, such as alternate letter shapes or the randomize feature.

Typeface Massimo Grafia
Designed by Gabriel Richter and Andreas Uebele
Published in 2018
Fontproduction by Christoph Koeberlin
Randomize Feature by Alphabet Type

Massimo Grafia is a trademark of nice to type
Copyright © 2018 by nice to type – Gabriel Richter. All rights reserved.