House42 is a graphic and Web designer duo based in Roma, Italy. Their education was scientific, involving architecture and engineering; indeed geometry, grids and patterns are still the key points of their designs. Their interests range over many fields, including photography, contemporary architecture, design and typography.
Emilio Ignozza has been working in a software company as product specialist, interface designer and Web manager. Luigi Altomare has been working as a designer in many fields including brand identity, Web design and interior design.
They are available for commissions and collaborations. Please contact them at info@house42.com.

Starting from January 2012, Em and Gi will join the studio the WORLD of DOT.


The Riba typeface started with letters defined by a zigzaging marker, and ended up with letters defined by a folded ribbon.

It was designed as one of our submissions for the FontStruct FontStruct Handmadecomp, and eventually came second in the competition.

Riba, together with Ziti, is featured in Typodarium 2012.