Lucio Passerini – il Buon Tempo
Size 50 x 70 cm
Letterpress printed in four colours from hand-typeset original wood typefaces on a iron handpress
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.
Lucio Passerini (Milano) is an artist and a typographer. Since 1982, he has been a practitioner of letterpress and printmaking. He released limited edition books and prints published under the imprint ‘il Buon Tempo’. In 2015 he started a collaboration with the University of Verona and the Cooperativa S. Giovanni Calabria for TAUV, a project that promotes and encourages the learning of letterpress printing and publishing.