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

Graphic Means Preview

Graphic Means Preview

Last month I was among the few fortunate ones watching the first public preproduction screening of Graphic Means, the documentary exploring graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s by director/producer Briar Levit. It all happened at Fruit Exhibition, in Bologna, Italy. Very rarely we are witness of such world premieres but, thanks to a… Continue reading Graphic Means Preview