All of a sudden, dogmatic rules for graphic design started to make sense
Took part in: 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
I started printing in 2010 when together with other 9 people we co–founded Officina Tipografica Novepunti.
As a millennial(?!) graphic designer my first contact with graphic design was merely digital – In 2007 right after graduating and the first working experience I was feeling like something was missing and my university friends invited me to join a class about Typography and Letterpress at CFP Bauer – one of the last valuable professional schools left in Milan.
This experience at CFP Bauer was eye-opening: all of a sudden things that were appearing to be only dogmatic rules for graphic design started to make sense and have a reason, often connected with technical limitations.
The two teachers of that class were Lucio Passerini and James Clough. Lucio is as well a mentor for Officina Tipografica Novepunti and a Letterpress Worker himself since the very first edition. James is a well known British calligrapher living in Milan. They were my (our!) very first teachers, but all of the Letterpress Workers contribute by teaching each other tips and tricks and best practices…
Moving printing machines through walls, making them fit anywhere we might need them.
No doubt, working together might cost a little more time but more brains (and hands!) work way better than one’s on his own.
Openness, ideas, willing to be together and the big passion we share for what we have been doing and still do.
My employer wouldn’t be happy to read this.
Definitely a Sans-Serif, but considering myself a connector and a bridge among different people and cultures… something really versatile… Gill Sans!
Typometer, I forgot so quickly what I measure that I spend most of my time looking for it.
Il clima ideale by Franco Vanni (The ideal climate) – it’s a political–sociological-thriller with a journalistic cut.
Aldo Manuzio, I think he really changed the game on a global level.
Officina Tipografica Novepunti owns an Heidelberg Windmill, an historical platen press and several different proof presses both fix and portable, in different sizes. Typefaces, a lot of them and all of the necessary tools.
I would install heating for winter!!!
Hard to say, I moved to Berlin 4 years ago. Now I am really struggling to understand where happiness resides. I always thought it should be location-independent… but this might need reconsideration!
Running out of ink.
We keep tradition alive, give it a new fresh twist and educate new designers about the past. There’s need for that.
Design consultant for a major software company.
In our workshop not really, outside… Computers all the time.