Ink traps ahead of times

Simoncini Garamond showcase

Last friday I attended the opening of the exhibition “Metodo Simoncini. Ricerca di un’estetica dell’insieme” at the Museum of Industrial Heritage in Bologna. The exhibition lives in the context of “Griffo, the great gala of letters” curated by Elisa Rebellato and Antonio Cavedoni under the art direction of Dina&Solomon. It is a journey through the successful business model and creations of Francesco Simoncini, a key figure for the fifties-seventies typography… Continue reading Ink traps ahead of times

Punk & Paradox

Pissjar Sans, a typeface made of piss © pissjar.com

Can you mention a craft where discipline and patience are very necessary other than Type Design? Surely there are a lot, still I believe designing a typeface is among the most intense. Probably constraining yourself to urinate for six months onto 50cm framed bed sheets is quite intense too. And you need a lot of discipline. Not… Continue reading Punk & Paradox

Please welcome (back) title safe area

iPhone X rounded corners radius

Anticipated by spoilers the iPhone X is here, and rounded corners are back with a vengeance. I did not peek through the leaked iOS 11, I probably wouldn’t know where to look for because I am a designer, not a developer, still, using the official marketing images I took sometime to imagine the measurements of the… Continue reading Please welcome (back) title safe area

Goodby to Medium isometric flat hills

Medium Monograms Comparison, from 2012 to now (august 2017)

As you probably already noticed Medium has just gifted itself with a new logo, again. The last one did not last two years, and for how much I did like the style I never quite understood the design process behind it. The today one makes much more sense to me as it fits in a… Continue reading Goodby to Medium isometric flat hills

Francesco Franchi on Robinson

Francesco Franchi - Come si disegna un settimanale (Robinson)

After being internationally awarded for “IL” Francesco Franchi, Art Director of Robinson, talks about his latest creature, the 40 pages sunday insert of arguably the main newspaper in Italy, Repubblica. In the great surroundings of MAST museum, in Bologna, Repubblica today met readers to talk about “How to”. Franchi was there to speak about his job in the… Continue reading Francesco Franchi on Robinson

Kerning 2017

Kerning Conference 2017

I am just back from “Kerning” Faenza, where I spent the last couple of days attending Richard Rutter “Responsive web typography” workshop and enjoying the conference on friday. After Richard guidelines on web typography first thing I will have to dedicate some time to better fine tune this website… And I honestly can tell you… Continue reading Kerning 2017

Signs of Italy

1955 "Torrefazione Caffè" sign by Vetreria Marisaldi Modena.

Italy heritage of talented artisans, painters, sculptors is rich. Not talking here about Botticelli or Michelangelo though… I am talking about the unknown artists whose craft decorated our shops, streets, and even manhole covers with letters. It has been a pleasure travelling to Modena with friends Matteo and Eugenio yesterday to attend James Clough speech on the reissue of Lazy… Continue reading Signs of Italy

Countdown to Kerning Conference

Instagram countdown to Kerning 2017

Kerning 2017 will take has taken place from June 7 to 9… This is our personal “one month left” countdown on Instagram celebrating the opening of the conference on June 9. I will be attending Richard Rutter workshop “Responsive Web Typography” on June 8, and the conference, of course.   #keming #conference #countdown #0 #typography #typitalics Marianna Paszkowska @allthosenotes Redesigning reading experience… Continue reading Countdown to Kerning Conference

Monotype Loves you*

Monotype Library Subscription

Monotype just released its new Library Subscription, and it will cost you less than a Mermaid Caffe Latte per week… Ok, I cheated already, It would be €299,99 (that is to say €8,34 monthly, or less than €2 weekly, you’re welcome for having me calculate that for you) only if you are committed to pay for a 3… Continue reading Monotype Loves you*