Il Cirmolo – Vintage e modernariato
14 December, 2018

These are some surreptitious pics snapped at Milan’s most interesting vintage shops. We were drawn in by the signs in the window and were hooked by all the great type inside. Unfortunately we weren’t close to buying anything here, but we’d certainly go back if we win the lottery. Note to self: buy some lottery tickets.

There is tons more to see in the shop – it’s certainly worth a visit. But since I didn’t ask about taking photos I wasn’t very thorough or exacting with the clicking pics.


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Milan House Numbers
8 December, 2018

A few nice house numbers from Milan. I should have interviewed Antonio Cavedoni about this more, he seems to know a lot about the different styles, manufactures, and histories of these unique figures…


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Milan Type
4 November, 2018

There’s more than just fashion in Milan. There’s also plenty of inspiring type to be found, several great book stores worth checking out, and the food was pretty good too :)


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A few more misc letters from Genoa
29 September, 2018

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Portofino Cemetery
26 September, 2018

Not a bad place to spend eternity.


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Portofino Walk
24 September, 2018

We took the train from Genoa to Santa Margherita (~45 min) for a little day trip. To get from Santa Margherita to our ultimate destination of Portofino we opted to walk the 6km along the winding seaside rather than take the bus. The 1.5–2 hour trek was really beautiful! There weren’t many letters to show off, but the nature made up for it :) Here are some of the more typographic snaps taken this day.


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Genoa Metalworks
23 September, 2018

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Think of the forests we would have could have saved…
13 September, 2018

“Think of the forests we would have saved if we had adopted ‘Th’ and ‘ng’ ligatures” — Matthew Carter @ATypI


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Genoa Signs
10 August, 2018

Spotted in Genoa, Italy.


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Genoa Neon
4 July, 2018

There was quite a bit of nice neon in Genoa.


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Genoa House Numbers – Second Trip
29 June, 2018

Our first quick visit to Genoa, Italy in 2016 yielded a few nice house numbers… This year’s trip was a bit longer, so there are more things to show from it.


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Nice: Miscellaneous Letters
28 June, 2018

The last, but not least, in my series from Nice (for this year). Hopefully there will be more new things to post next year!


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