Letterpress is a good way to reduce distance and keep words alive.
Took part in: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
I started in 2010, after opening Officina Tipografica Novepunti with my friends.
In 2009, during a short trip in São Paulo, Brazil. I went there to meet a friend and I visited Oficina Tipográfica São Paulo. It was so amazing that, back in Milan, I started looking for someone involved in letterpress.
I did it on my own, tacking care of presses and typefaces and asking everyone, everywhere I went. In fact, I’m still learning!
There are two persons who influenced me, mostly because they showed me the right way of thinking about letterpress: Lucio Passerini and Thomas Gravemaker.
It depends on the project. Sometimes it is good to work with other people, sometimes better alone
Loyalty and humour
When I don’t think about them
I’d like Estro, by Aldo Novarese. Not too serious but not too funny either.
Speaking about letterpress, I suppose a ruler.
David Foster Wallace, The broom of the system
Peter Dawson, The field guide to typography
Girolamo de Michele, Filosofia, guida alla sopravvivenza
John Steinbeck, Grapes of wrath
Maybe Willem Sandberg or John Heartfield
With Novepunti (you can check our site), we have lots of stuff, including one Heidelberg windmill and another treadle platen press. I’d like to have a Boston
Maybe a better sense of order. Or, having more space for paper and archive
I don’t have a particular place, mainly depends on the people around me. With good people I can stay everywhere (and I stayed in lots of strange places or situations…)
Make mistakes in what I do
I think my work is useful if it gives people the opportunity to think about what’s happening around them.
Mostly behind a computer, graphic design. I also teach Lettering and printing techniques.
I use sometimes cliché, for some illustrations. Once also a photocopy.