12" x 12"
This piece is included in the New Impressions Exhibition on display at the museum July 14-September 30, 2020. There are a limited number of these prints available.
Paolo Celotto, graphic designer since 1998. He immediately combines professional companies collaboration and his interest in publishing and letterpress production.
In 2002 he met Tipoteca Italiana Foundation, immediately fell in love with the world of letterpress printing in movable type and he decides to print the precious Valcucine calendar directly in the Tipoteca. In 2012, after some courses in metal and wood typeface typography, he decided to create himself a typographical workshop in his own studio recovering materials from all over Italy. This is how the adventure of his own letterpress workshop begins. It is called neldubbiostampo-tipografia filopoetica, there he produces limited edition booklets and artefacts in letterpress: pagineotto poems, short stories and much more, their theme is the world of letters, types and words; versi imberbi with toddler sentences mixed with their original drawings; and giacomelli libretti which combine poetry, photography and typography. The study and production of posters, cards and notebooks continues using different techniques and combining digital and letterpress printing.
In October 2015 he was invited to participate to the Bibliofili Affamati Forum in Gubbio where he exhibited his pagineotto. Since 2017 he has been taking part in the annual international meeting Letterpress Workers in Milan.
Description of Process
“La poesia è parola di piombo leggera come panno steso” - Poetry is a lead word, light as a spread cloth
The spaces between words are printed using the foot of various characters.
Poster composed with Bodoni metal type, printed in one color on cotton paper handmade in Magnani Pescia, limited edition of 8 numbered copies.