Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nebiolo /// Flea Market Find

This summer has been dedicated to setting up my home print studio and working on fun print projects for the fall. Sunday morning's bike ride took me smack into the monthly "mercatino delle pulci”. And as the story goes, from across the square, WAM! I came across this much needed (and restored) beauty of a type cabinet, but what makes it such a designer’s find is that it's from the now defunct type foundry Nebiolo ( mid 1800’s -1970’s), once located in the industrial north of Italy, Turin. Amazing type designers such as Aldo Noverese and Alessandro Butti were known to collaborate together and contribute for Nebiolo.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Vespa Woodblock Print

If you hear a summer buzz, it’s probably not the crickets around here, but the sound of motorbikes abound. It’s a favorite subject around here, as I’ve been experimenting with Vespa woodcut blocks for printing.  This one was printed with patriotic blue and red on Fabriano Rosa Spina.

Here’s another wonderful personalization of Vespa--a one day getaway to Ortovero Liguria, we captured this baby. Who would have ever thought of a real papier maché Vespa! Yes, it exists and I want one!

Papier Mâché  Vespa