Size 50 x 70 cm
Letterpress printed in two colours onto 180 g Fedrigoni Woodstock Blu Intenso from hand-typeset original metal typefaces and brass rules
Limited edition: 25 copies
Design e printing
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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. 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.
Archivio Tipografico was established in Turin, on the initiative of Emanuele Mensa, as a multidisciplinary space for the preservation, study and practice of typography and letterpress. The workspace is open to the meeting between printers, composers, artists and designers. In the printing studio are held letterpress workshops, artistic and commercial printing projects.