Cartoleria dei Fratelli Bonvini in Milan: handwriting is beautiful

Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli Bonvini, in Milan, is a place where everyone feels the urge to put pen to paper. Even people who dislike their handwriting, or perhaps have embraced the digital lifestyle so fully that they have forgotten there once was a time without displays and keyboards.

Costante Bonvini opened this extraordinary stationary store and letterpress on July 9, 1909 in Via Tagliamento, almost at the corner with Corso Lodi. Since the inauguration, this shop has spurred clients to try the busy idleness, to use Goethe’s words, of writing. Beautiful writing, one might add, since this is the kingdom of calligraphy, where words have a chiefly aesthetic value.

Here, a profusion of ink is at the service of sharp nibs. New and vintage notebooks and notepads are on display, as well as pencils, letter paper, and erasers. Finally, there are wood type specimens, fine prints, a printing press, and an electric Heidelberg Stella.

Everything here has a story, and invites you to tell your own.

Photos via:

Milano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli BonviniMilano, Cartoleria e Tipografia dei Fratelli Bonvini

Cartoleria dei Fratelli Bonvini in Milan: handwriting is beautiful

Milan
Via Tagliamento, 1
+39 02 57404577

WEEKLY POSTCARD

Most Read

The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...