A Typographic Treasure

In looking for a place to create and print a poster for Paolo’s upcoming show at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, we chanced upon a traditional typographer in the center of Arezzo. At 76 years old he’s been working in this same place for the past 60 years. The shop has been functioning since 1900 and much of the original equipment and type remain here. The poster is a work in progress…when complete, I will post the final.


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9 Responses to A Typographic Treasure

  1. Karen says:

    Gorgeous place, and poster. You are flying all of us to Venice for the opening, right?

  2. Ray says:

    Amazing photos. I am glad to see that typography and letter press isn’t a lost art. Looking forward to seeing the final poster.

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  5. Michael King says:

    Reminds me of a letterpress shop that was in my neighborhood in my hometown. Thank you!

  6. piccolo mondo… I was showing my son who is at the Liceo Musicale in Arezzo this place just the other week it’s such a marvel there is a shoe menders, cobblers close by which also seems to be impervious to the march of time.
    I look forward to the show a good ‘other’ excuse for a trip to Venice. Paolo Ventura’s work is beautiful.

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