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    Italian wood types - specimen book
    Tallone Editore

    Italian wood types - specimen book

    Tallone publishers, Italian Wood Types - Specimen Book alpha-numeric collectible series.
    Manual engraving using gouges and burins makes each of these characters a unique piece. Sometimes carried out by highly prestigious xylographs (such as Salvati in Foligno), sometimes engraved by craftsmen who remained anonymous or by the printers themselves, they avoid the serial flavour produced by industrial quantities of mechanical characters on a pantograph.
    Theatrical and cinematographic posters printed with these characters have coloured Italy’s streets and squares for over a century and a half, bringing a theatrical personality to the country’s urban areas in a unique and unmistakable way.

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    Tallone publishers, Italian Wood Types - Specimen Book alpha-numeric collectible series.<br>Manual engraving using gouges and burins makes each of these characters a unique piece. Sometimes carried out by highly prestigious xylographs (such as Salvati in Foligno), sometimes engraved by craftsmen who remained anonymous or by the printers themselves, they avoid the serial flavour produced by industrial quantities of mechanical characters on a pantograph.<br>Theatrical and cinematographic posters printed with these characters have coloured Italy’s streets and squares for over a century and a half, bringing a theatrical personality to the country’s urban areas in a unique and unmistakable way.

    Italian Wood Types - Specimen Book is a fascinating product for readers who are passionate about Italian creativity in the field of type design. The collectible alpha-numeric series – consisting of thirty-six cards composed by hand with original types from the nineteenth century in Art Nouveau style – offers an exploration among letters, numbers and punctuation, impressed by hand-engraved wooden characters in Italy between the late 19th century and before mid-20th century. For this collector's book too, the Tallone publishing house preserves the characteristics that have made it a legend among Italian companies in the field of typography and printing: the impression on the precious three-hundred gramme pure Magnani cotton paper is conducted via an ancient printing press, enormously enhancing the quality of the final product. Following a path from a classic to a more vivacious style, Italian Wood Types – available in a limited edition of eighty-eight numbered copies – is a real tribute to Italian creative inventiveness.


    Collectible alpha-numeric series

    Edition of 88 copies

    300 g Magnani pure cotton paper

    Pressed with hand-engraved wooden typefaces


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