Legacy of letters 2010

Paul Shaw announced the return of the famous and well know Legacy of letters tour. A must in typophile circles.

After a decade of quiescence Legacy of Letters is back with a new lettering tour of Italy (in 2010). This time the tour, led by Paul Shaw and Alta Price, will bypass Rome and Florence and instead explore the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions. They are home to some of the most exciting, though lesser-known, lettering in a country rich in extraordinary lettering. The ten-day tour will go from Aquileia to Rimini with stops in Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Ravenna. The Legacy of Letters 2010 tour will focus on inscriptional lettering from ancient Rome to the Baroque, Renaissance manuscripts and incunabula, 19th-century Italian wood type, Fascist inscriptions, and 20th-century Italian metal type. Workshops on calligraphy and letterpress printing are scheduled for one weekend. There will also be informal conversations with several contemporary Italian calligraphers, typographers and graphic designers. etc.

Legacy of letters
14–24 June 2010
Paul Shaw and Alta Price, tour leaders

Registration letter
usd 3900 (10-day tour). This includes all hotels, breakfast, three special dinners, buses and other ground transportation, museum and other admission fees, and all workshop costs.

Jean François Porchez, 21 March 2010

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