by Carlo Buffa


The letters were drawn directly from the original printing, preserving all the details and imperfections typical of printing in the 16th century, with the aim of reproducing in realms other than the printed book—video and film, for example—the same elusive effect which characterizes the pages printed on Aldus’s printing press in Venice. Because the paper used by Aldus was slightly porous and never perfectly smooth or of even thickness, the results always display subtle irregularities of appearance, register and spacing.

The shape of language

Italian Design Forum
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