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Un Buon Tempo at Il Buon Tempo: A Visit to Lucio Passerini in Milano

I spent the first weekend of July as the houseguest of Lucio Passerini, Milanese woodcut artist and letterpress printer. On the morning of July 2 we took a leisurely walk a mile or so to his studio, Il Buon Tempo on Via Longhi. The weather was sunny but cool, unusual for Milano in the...

Akira Kobayashi, Akko Pro, and Akko Rounded Pro

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Akira Kobayashi’s tenure as type director at Linotype. Born in Tokyo in 1960, he studied graphic design at Musashino Art University. Kobayashi began his career in type design at Sha-Ken Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of phototypesetting machines just at the cusp of the digital age. In the...

The Mirko Ilic The West Doesn't Know

A new book, Mirko Ilić: Eye to Hand by Dejan Kršić (MikserBooks, Belgrade) reveals art director, designer, illustrator, author and Print contributor, Mirko Ilić as he’s not been seen in the West (or New York) before. The wealth of material he created and produced found in this 300 page plus retrospective volume spans his...

Lunch Break Video: Saving Linotype

Fellow Imprinter Victor Ginsburg Müller sent me this link the other day. See the movie. Rally the troops! “Linotype: The Film” Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

Today's Obsession: Learning Glyphs

So I don’t know about you nerds, but I spent a lot of my weekend in front of my computer. More specifically, I was getting acquainted with Georg Seifert’s Glyphs, which is available through his own site (where you pay him directly, without Apple’s 30% cut, but the price is a little higher) or...

I [HEART] Scripts

It is time for shameless self-promotion. This time for the book I co-authored with Louise Fili – Scripts: Elegant Lettering From Design’s Golden Age (Thames and Hudson). I am very proud of this beautifully design volume. Looks good and feels good. Although light on text, the images are exquisite, a feast for the design...

Today's Obsession: Azuro

I know I’m being a blatant press release whore by posting this but you know what, I just don’t care: yesterday, the FontFeed from FontShop published an incredibly detailed look at a new family called Azuro from Georg Seifert, whose name you would recognize if I had remembered to mention him the other day...

Give Me an A (or an M)

It is Commencement time. And time to say farewell to those chenille varsity letters that served as entre to those all-night beer parties and made the co-eds swoon. I won a letter once. A big “M” for McBurney. It didn’t make my life any better. It was for wrestling and the icon on the...