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

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

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