Music copyrights f**k

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Since the origins of humankind, music has enriched people’s personal lives, but today, we also know that music can enrich our professional life too. Some studies affirm that, people who listen to music while they work, perform quicker and make fewer errors. Listening to music while working is, in fact, very important to me. For… Continue reading Music copyrights f**k

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

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

Paper lovers little rascals

And while the perverse discussion about whether eBooks sells better than paper books is making people go crazy, a bunch of “little rascals” is organizing a festival (or a party, as they prefer to define it) devoted to paper. But, how? Wasn’t it dead? It seemed to be only good for wiping our butts and blowing our noses; nevertheless, paper is here to stay. Paper. What is… Continue reading Paper lovers little rascals

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

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*

Spain National Awards

This morning, the King and the Queen of Spain, together with Carmen Vela, Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness are presiding over the awards ceremony of the National Awards for Innovation and Design 2016. And once again I’m delighted to be part of this amazing event. This year,… Continue reading Spain National Awards

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