Franko Luin

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Franko Luin
Franko Luin
Franko Luin
Born April 6, 1941 (1941-04-06)
Trieste, Italy
Died September 15, 2005 (2005-09-16) (aged 64)
Tyresö, Sweden
Occupation Swedish type designer

Franko Luin (born April 6, 1941 in Trieste, Italy, died September 15, 2005 in Tyresö, Sweden) was a Swedish type designer of Slovene origin. He studied graphic arts at Grafiska Institutet in Stockholm, where he graduated in 1967. A graphic designer at the telecom company Ericsson (1967–1989), He started his own design shop Omnibus Typografi in 1989.

Franko Luin had a keen interest in languages, particularly the international auxiliary language Esperanto, and was for many years president of the Swedish Esperanto association SEF. He wrote poems, translated songs into Esperanto and organized a well renowned homepage, the Kiosk,[1] which had an enormous link list of online newspapers. In his later years, he collected and digitized many 19th and 20th century works by Slovene classical authors and distributed them on his homepage Beseda ("Word").[2]

As a member of the Slovene minority in Italy Franko Luin was not a Slovene or Yugoslav citizen; nevertheless, he was proud of his roots and kept close contact with his family and with Slovenian authors.

Typefaces of his design[edit]


  1. ^ Kiosk list of online newspapers.
  2. ^ Beseda website

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