The Easel

23rd February 2021

The typographic utopia of Tallone Editore

Catnip for bibliophiles. Letterpress printing is now an artisanal process, affordable only for limited editions. Typeface characters, hand carved, are “little sculptures of thought”, their imperfections making the text “warmer”. Rare paper may be French (“Canson, the sublime one”), Italian or Japanese, while the ink should be “bright”, not “mournful”. Pages are cut and bound by hand. The end result – “small conquests of our civilization”. Videos are here.