printing and engraving

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...

Genius unnoticed – the Mitterhofer Typewriter Museum in Parcines

The Typewriter Museum in Parcines, Alto Adige, is named after Peter Mitterhofer, a woodworker and carpenter as well as a ventriloquist, musician, and inventor....

Alma Charta: art, virtue, and perfect balance

In the Alma Charta atelier, the famous Latin proverb “In medio stat virtus” (“virtue stands in the middle”) is not just a moral teaching, prompting...

Antica Legatoria Viali, a factory of unique pieces

Since 1891, Viterbo’s Antica Legatoria Viali has taken care of objects that Francesco Petrarca once said, “give us deep joy, talk with us, advise...

Betterpress: the fine print about fine printing

by Costanza Ognibeni Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Rome’s Piazzale della Radio, between ‘rione’ Ostiense and the popular Marconi area, there...

Alberto Tallone Editore, beauty and truth

From the beginning, Alberto Tallone Editore embraced Charles Péguy’s maxim, “A book’s true beauty is in the manuscript, without illustrations, the beauty of its...

Tipografia Bagnoli in Pieve di Cento

Tipografia Bagnoli is a piece of last century’s printing history. The shop opened its doors in Pieve di Cento, a town in the province of...

Giorgio Upiglio, engraver, printer and publisher

Milan-born engraver and printer, Giorgio Upiglio, worked with many famous artists. He handled works by De Chirico, Adami, Baj, Calder, Del Pezzo, Duchamp, Giacometti,...

Tipoteca Italiana, words in time

A visit to Carnuda’s Tipoteca Italiana, in the province of Treviso, is a journey in a world of symbols, signs and tools that were...

Alessandra Spigai’s words

Trieste-based designer, Alessandra Spigai summons up forgotten type and gives it energy, puts it back in use, treats it like a living thing, because...

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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...