A self-initiated project on December 2014
As a graphic designer i’m obsessed by graphic design. I examine the font in take-away menus, I try to guess the font of every book cover, I check metrics and kerning in the shop’s signs.
When I first come to Turin, walking through the big royal boulevard or the small roman alley, I was impressed by the good quality of old signs, usually painted by hand: they are elegant, well crafted, original, and It’s awesome how many of them are still in their original place.
This project is a collection of the most inspiring letters and character I’ve found, is a ode to good typography, crafted by designers – or better, artisans – who carry out their work with passion and competence, being to me a great source of inspiration. When possible, the author of the original artworks is always indicated.
To replicate the letters often i had to rework them, sometimes I’ve choosen to keep some imperfections of shapes or perspective, some other times I’ve adjusted them or restored the ruined ones.
Visit the website www.typeseeker.net