Size 50 x 70 cm
Letterpress printed in three colours onto 120 g Fedrigoni Materica Gesso from hand-typeset original wood and metal typefaces
Limited editions: 25 copies
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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.
Silvana Amato (Roma), for the past thirty years has been working in the field of publishing design developing projects mainly in the cultural field. In 2019 she curated the exhibition Segni esemplari at the Bodoni Museo of Parma on the occasion of the bicentenary of the pubblication of Bodoni’s Manuale Tipografico. She teaches at the Isia of Urbino and at the Sapienza University of Rome. She is the first Italian graphic designer to join the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale), the association that brings together the most important world professionals in the sector.