Now in its second year, TipoItalia’24 will guide you on a typographic excavation and digital revival of hand-painted signs from the streets of Venice, inscriptions from the Renaissance and Tipoteca’s collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco wood and metal typefaces. You can choose from either of two two-week residencies, one in June, or one in August/September of 2024. In these two-week residencies you’ll explore old alphabets, print them via letterpress, and revive them to achieve computer-ready fonts. Type historians, printers and designers Bill Moran, Riccardo Olocco, Rory Sparks and Dan Rhatigan will be your guides on this alphabetic excursion as you unearth and refresh the best of Italian lettering and typography.
TipoItalia’24 encourages learners to see the alphabet in its myriad forms and trace their evolution to the type collection held by Tipoteca. This program fosters a “typographic archaeology” that can then be translated into digital type allowing the participant to bring Italian typography to their desktop computer.