Aldo Novarese designed this typeface for Switzerlands Haas foundry, and the International Typeface Corporation licensed it in 1980.
Novarese is an interesting blend of old and new. In this case, the old is seen in the classic forms and proportions, while the new is seen in a large x-height, low contrast between thick and thin strokes, and wide range of weights. The italic is unusual with its cursive lowercase and upright capitals, echoing the earliest Italic designs.
ITC Novarese is a fine display face that also works well in text.