Legacy of Letters


By Vincent Morgan |  Published on Monday, July 5, 2010.

Legacy of Letters is a calligraphy tour in Italy focus on inscriptional lettering from ancient Rome to the Baroque. Here's a amazing video by Luca Barcellona.

Calligraphy by Luca Barcellona


Luca Barcellona did a stunning video during the Legacy of Letters tour in Itlay. A must see. More information about this event and more pictures by Luca after the jump.





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If you love calligraphy and letters, make sure to visit Luca's Flickr, you'll find hundreds of artworks.


About the Legacy Of Letters Tour:

After a decade of quiescence, Legacy of Letters is back with a new lettering tour of Italy. 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. Some of the sites to be visited will be San Marco and the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza, the Scipione Maffei collection of Roman inscriptions in Verona, the Tipoteca in Cornuda, the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini, and the mosaics of Sant’Apollinare in Classe.

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.

As a break from such a deep immersion in letters, there will be visits to some of Palladio’s major buildings, the Canova museum, and several architectural works by Carlo Scarpa. There will also be opportunities to enjoy the great food and wine of the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions.

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