Saturday, January 7, 2017

Letterpress Planner and Methods

Paper, thinking and writing come hand in hand in planners, notebooks, calendars, journals...  I wrote in an earlier post of the newest wave, the bullet journal, bringing note taking all together. It’s a creative and tidy method to put all your projects, to do lists, sketches, calendar of events into one place rather than having sheets of paper, numerous notebooks or even bookmarked links all over the place. What’s is more, you have more control over what goes into it.
i.e. ABOVE ALL, ME
CUSTOMIZED LETTERPRESS COVER
PLANNER

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Happy New Year :: Don’t Forget to Take Note

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and surely we are all now looking forward to the New Year 2017. I like to sit down and review/revise old resolutions. How much do your hopes change over the years? Perhaps leaps and bounds aren’t what we achieve, but change is inevitable and something has happened. Let’s hope for the best or better yet let’s realize what can be!
TYPESETTING
DIRTY HANDS MAKE ME HAPPY

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide : Graphic, Paper, Product Design Enthusiasts

I like to collect my ideas and share them this time of year, as I am also getting ready to buy for loved ones. The gift guide this year is more about the philosophy or bright idea behind the product itself. Nevertheless, I think graphic designers, paper enthusiasts, package and product design lovers, lifestyle trenders and the like will find this guide useful.

Not in any particular order.

BULLET JOURNALING : WEEKLY LOG LAYOUT
PHOTO VIA CHIC STUDIES


Monday, December 5, 2016

Caro Babbo Natale

Kids enjoyed having the chance to dress-up in apron and gloves and play tipografo i.e. printer for a letterpress demonstration yesterday. I helped kids get their Santa letters started and taught a thing or two about letterpress and Gutenberg. In no time, with the occasional backward b and fantastic typographic mix of lower and upper case lettering, kids jotted down ideas.
L-R CHILD CAREFULLY STUFFS SANTA’S BAG,
TIPOGRAFO, WRITING SANTA LETTERS
AT CONFABULA LIBRERIA MONDOVì

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Lettera di Natale

Pop up laboratory for kids set for the 4th December at Confabula bookshop. Children and I will write our “caro babbo” i.e. dear Santa letters for the season followed by Christmas stories.
Rsvp!
POP UP WORKSHOP LETTERA DI NATALE
"CARO BABBO” MONDOVI, ITALY

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bon Ton :: Classic Wedding Invites

Maria and Fulvio have officially tied the knot and I had the privilege to print up their wedding invites. In the design process I got to learn a thing or two about etiquette; wasn't the Emily Post type, but the Italian version Donna Letizia painter, illustrator, writer and perhaps better known for her commentary on how to be polite.
IL SAPER VIVERE