The “deluxe edition” of the reissue we curated of Aldo Novarese’s 1964 book on the history of writing systems and the evolution of type. It includes a Reader’s Guide to this third reissue featuring bilingual contextualizing essays and the English translation of the original book and a limited edition specimen printed with original Nebiolo movable type. All housed together in a handmade hardcover box printed in hotfoil.
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Concept: Lorenzo Bolzoni
Art Direction, Graphic Design: Studio 23.56
Project team: Lorenzo Bolzoni, Matilde Argentero, Archivio Tipografico
Translation: Alta L. Price
Printing: Grafiche Antiga, Italia
With the support of: Bottega Fagnola, Fedrigoni
Paper: Fedrigoni Arena Ivory Smooth, Natural Rough, Savile Row Plain Dark Grey
Format: 17×24 cm
Language: Italian and English
Letterpress specimen: Archivio Tipografico
Hardcover box: Bottega Fagnola, Torino