How long have you been printing?
In 2010 when I started with my friends Officina Tipografica Novepunti
Describe your first encounter with letterpress
When I was in Mondovì at Museo Civico della Stampa
Where did you learn?
First in the Typographic design course in the CFP Bauer school in Milan. Then by working in our workshop
Who was your most influential teacher?
My latin-italian teacher in high-school taught me how beautiful it is to study. Leonardo Sonnoli — during university — he taught me that the most important tool for a designer is culture.
Lucio Passerini showed me how cool letterpress printing is
What super power would you like to have?
Do you prefer to work alone or with others?
It really depends on the project, but generally I think that by collaborating we can do more and better
What do you most value in your friends?
Trust, self irony, curiosity
When do your best ideas occur to you?
If you were to die and come back as a typeface, which would it be?
Semplicità, by Alessandro Butti
What tool do you use more often than any other?
Sadly it's my laptop. While printing: a ruler
What books are currently on your nightstand?
Scott Pilgrim — Bryan Lee O'Malley
Leviathan Wake — James S.A. Corey
L'isola di Arturo — Elsa Morante
L'Écume des jours — Boris Vian
Le Royaume — Emmanuel Carrère
If you have your own shop, what equipment do you own?
A pedalina; an Heidelberg windmill, five proof presses. Metal and wood type
If you could change one thing about your shop, what would it be?
I would like more order and cleanliness
When and where are you the happiest?
When I travel, especially hiking. When I have the feeling I'm doing something good
What is your greatest fear/worry?
To be forgotten
What do you think is useful about what you make?
I don't know: maybe making it easier for people to understand things
What’s your day job?
I work in my own graphic design studio (www.paperplanefactory.com) with four friends
Do you use any other techniques or media besides letterpress?
I do a lot of digital graphic design. I like to draw, even though i'm not very good.