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25 posters for Tipoteca
21 Jun 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
25 x 25. Tipoteca 25
Twenty-five posters for Tipoteca
June 21, 2020
Special thanks to
Celene Aubry / Hatch Show
Damiano Fraccaro / Otium
Hamilton Woodtype Museum
New North Press
(and Daniel Klotz)
La Tipografa Toscana
Tel + 39 0423 86338
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As “birthday gift” for the first 25 years (1995–2020), Tipoteca Italiana asked 25 designers and printers, from all over the world, to design and print a poster.
The project 25×25. Tipoteca 25 was conceived in this way.
Starting from Sunday, June 21, the twenty-five posters will be shown in the Gallery (plus an “extra” poster made by Tipoteca) in a temporary exhibition open until October 2020.
The project was born on the emotional wave of this early 2020: the desire to celebrate the important milestone of the cultural life of Tipoteca, was opposed by the isolation and the forced closure for the Covid emergency.
Thus the idea arose of asking friends typographers and graphic designers from all over the world at least a simple gesture of “presence”, through a poster designed for the occasion, in the hope of being able to celebrate as is appropriate.
Maximum freedom of creation was left, except for a few rules: the size (50 × 70 cm), the colors (maximum 4 colors), and the printing technique (letterpress).
Over half of the posters were made directly in the printshops of the invited designers; instead, those who had no way of printing the poster in their studio were sent a Type-Kit, consisting of the digital scan of twenty typefaces from the Tipoteca archive with which they could design the posters. The print would have been performed by the Tipoteca Stamperia on the basis of the indications of colors, fonts, and layout established by each graphic designer. And so it was.
On display are the typographic creations of many friends who, with spontaneous generosity, wanted to testify their affection for Tipoteca.
25×25. Tipoteca 25 was possible thanks to:
Silvana Amato (Rome), Archivio Tipografico (Torino), Celene Aubry (Hatch Show Print, Nashville, Usa), Frank Baseman (Basepress, Philadelphia, Usa), Cabaret Typographie (Milan), John Christopher (Flowers & Fleurons, Brighton, UK), Paolo Celotto (neldubbiostampo, Treviso), Damiano Fraccaro / Otium (Castelfranco), Clint Harvey (The Bacon Factory, Brisbane, AUS), Armina Ghazaryan (Type & Press, Ghent, B), Thomas Gravemaker (LetterpressAmsterdam, Amsterdam, NL), Alan Kitching (The Typography Workshop, London, UK), Dafi Kühne (babyinktwice, Näfels, CH), Luca Lattuga (Anonima Impressori, Bologna), Sascha Lötscher (Gottschalk + Ash Int’l, Zürich, CH), Jim Moran (Hamilton Woodtype Museum, Two Rivers, Usa), New North Press (Graham Bignell & Richard Ardagh, London, UK), Meta Newhouse (Bozeman, Montana, Usa), Officina Typo (Gina Paolini, Silvano and Ebe Babini, Modena), Paolo Palma (Metodo studio, Treviso), Lucio Passerini (il Buon Tempo, Milan), Claudio Rocha (Brazil), Slab (Andrea Vendetti and Elettra Scotucci, Rome), Erik Spiekermann (galerie p98a, Berlin with Daniel Klotz), Martina Vincenti (La Tipografa Toscana, San Miniato, Pisa) + Silvio Antiga (Tipoteca)