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

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