Elena is a designer with a particular interest in crafts and letterforms. Born in Northern Italy, she studied graphic design at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design (ESAD) in Amiens, France and completed the type and typography curriculum at the École Estienne in Paris. She came to Berlin to work at the LucasFonts studio, but also brought her own foundry, Anatoletype.
She now works as an independent lettering artist and type designer. An active member of the Berlin type scene, she organized workshops, film screenings and more for several years with her non-profit venture MAKE! Skilled Hands. She decided to diversify and focus more on professional signpainting, fouding her new company La Letteria in Berlin. The new Blackmoon foundry published her charming Art Deco-style Kiez.

Foto: Maria Silvano