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    Line-which can take many directions, flow along winding rivers, fall into the mysterious depths of existence, and then re-emerge and overcome mountains and bodies of water-is a metaphor for life, in the form of a short, intense visual narrative.

    Linea saw the light of day in 1999. Conceived, written, designed and printed by Alessandro Zanella under the Ampersand banner – the publishing house under which he published his own volumes – in sixty copies drawn with the press, dedicated to his daughters Anita and Francesca, as the author himself reveals at the end of the tale.

    A delightful and light edition, symbolic in its narrative, vibrant in its essentiality. Essentiality that is anything but simple: “simplicity is the most complicated thing in the world,” Vico Magistretti reminds us, and indeed this work, so fluid, so clean, is the result of a long gestation and a slow and careful production.

    Today Lazy Dog is pleased and proud to present a new anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies, which traces in every way the first publication, including the two ‘pop-ups’ inside. Only a dust jacket, designed by Bunker, has been added, which together with the introductory text constitute the only interventions not present in the original.

    The intent is to restore intact the spirit that generated this fine volume, ideally destined for the smiles of many more little boys and girls.

    Texts, illustrations and original design by Alessandro Zanella
    Adaptation Paolo Galvani
    Cover Design Bunker
    16 × 23.8 cm
    32 pages
    Glued Leporello
    Hardback with cloth spine and dust jacket

    Anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-67-5
    First edition April 2024

  •  27,50

    “Antologia di cultura grafica” is the new series dedicated to the history of visual communication. Edited by Alessandro Colizzi and Silvia Sfligiotti, assisted from time to time by one or more guest editors, the series offers a series of volumes, organized around a theme or era, and includes a rich anthology of texts (articles, essays, chapters, excerpts, posters) translated into Italian and introduced by an essay by the editors.

    “Countercultures,” the second volume, contains twenty-five texts and forty-eight color images on the editorial and communicative production of groups and movements active in the political and artistic spheres that have played an essential, though not always recognized, role in the history of visual communication, giving rise to languages of rupture, bearers of alternative visions of society.

    The selected texts and images testify to the birth and spread of ideas, forms of expression and techniques that have made visible some important countercultural movements since World War II, from Situationist détournement to subvertising, from pacifism to environmentalism, from feminism to gender and ethnic minority claims, from the psychedelic revolution to the sexual revolution, from punk provocations to the visual research of underground magazines and Soviet-era samizdats.

    The resulting picture shows how the practical and theoretical action of countercultures, often addressing issues that are still relevant today for the first time, helped change not only visual languages but the very way of doing graphic art, both in approach and style.

    Antologia di cultura grafica 2
    Edited by Francesco Ciaponi & Silvia Sfligiotti
    Book design Bunker and Alessandro Colizzi
    13,5 × 21,5 cm
    276 pages
    Paperback with flaps
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-62-0
    First edition February 2024

  •  18,00

    «Less words more actions to survive».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «War».

    50 70 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Smooth Natural 170 g
    First edition November 2023

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    «Let us stop the aggressor of peace».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «React».

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

  •  18,00

    «A message of love for the world».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with War and React.

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

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    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally published for the first edition of Take Your Pleasure Seriously, the monograph dedicated to Luca Barcellona. The celebrated calligrapher offers us an exploration of the shape of the letters of the alphabet in his typical taste.

    50 × 70 cm
    Paper Artic Volume White 130 g
    First edition November 2012

  •  16,00

    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally spread for the limited edition of Tupigrafia. 2000-2020 Anthology. The four-handed work by Luca Barcellona and Claudio Rocha, made with typographical printing and calligraphic inserts, is the third in a series of three posters.

    30 × 42 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 170 g
    First edition September 2021

  •  16,00

    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally spread for the limited edition of Tupigrafia. 2000-2020 Anthology. The four-handed work by Luca Barcellona and Claudio Rocha, made with typographical printing and calligraphic inserts, is the second in a series of three posters.

    30 × 42 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 170 g
    First edition September 2021

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     45,90

    The collection of essays Progettare per i bambini is born and finds space starting from the idea that a ‘soft and spacious’ form of understanding design can be fertile ground for experimenting and implementing new tools and a different way of understanding an educational community.

    Le macchine del maestro Paolini tells the beautiful story, narrated and illustrated by Veronica Martini, of Paolo Paolini, craftsman by necessity and master by authentic vocation. The book collects the testimony of his daughter and grandson and provides valuable teaching cues, exhibiting the notebooks that Paolini designed with his pupils and the games he invented.

    Alfazoo is not a conventional zoo, it hosts the most unusual animals in the world: wild vowels and consonants close to extinction. With its freshness and modern design, it is hard to believe that this illustrated book by Italian designer Alfredo De Santis was first published in 1968 by Emme Edizioni.

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    The freedom, detached from pre-established models, the skill of the artisans and their creativity make the Italian signs truly extraordinary. In the book L’italia Insegna, James Clough examines them from a historical-aesthetic perspective and critically illustrates the best and worst sides of this unique expression of applied art.

    Jost Hochuli, one of the best known and most appreciated Swiss graphic designers, explains in his essay Il dettaglio in tipografia, how to ensure the best possible experience for readers. To do so, he introduces us to the world of typographical detail or microtypography and analyzes one by one its constituent elements: letter, space between letters, word, space between words, line, line and column of text.

    The edition Fear, finally, through a visual narrative choral, collects the work of the international conference of typography held every year in Milan, «Letterpress Workers». The text explores the sociocultural aspects, starting with the graphic design, freely inspired by the work of the Dutch designer Willem Sandberg, who with his human and professional example has embodied the very spirit of this edition of the conference.

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     104,00

    The kit includes a copy of «L’architettura degli alberi» and a replica of the poster created for the 1982 exhibition in Modena and Reggio Emilia.

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     79,05

    Discover Franco Fontana, one of the most internationally renowned contemporary Italian photographers.

    This selection of two titles published by Lazy Dog Press includes «Invisible», Fontana’s latest effort, the return of a meticulous archival research from which many unpublished shots emerged: from more experimental research to more intimate evidence of expressive freedom of the author.

    The second volume is the re-edition of «Skyline», a classic of ’78 that helped pave the way for the new contemporary Italian photography.

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Claudio Rocha

Typographer and editorial designer, always a point of reference for visual artists, communicators, researchers, teachers, calligraphers, street writers and printers in Brazil.

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Rare books on visual culture, handmade fine prints and limited edition posters.

  •  40,00

    Published in 1997, this volume, the catalogue of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition held at the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in London from 23 October to 27 November – only three weeks after his death –, contains six lithographic plaquettes of new paintings and two interviews with the artist, both recorded by David Sylvester, the influential British modern art critic of the second half of the 20th century. The first was recorded in January 1966, the second in April 1997 – a few months before Lichtenstein’s death.

    The first interview was commissioned by the BBC’s Third Programme for a non-specialist audience, who might have been interested in learning about the then exciting new phenomenon called Pop Art, probably largely without ever having seen an example of it in the original, and therefore altogether more general and theoretical. The second interview is a brief collection of information about an interesting new technical development in Lichtenstein’s work; as it was to be published in the catalogue of an exhibition for a specialised audience, the interviewer assumed the reader’s knowledge of the artist’s long previous career.

    Sylvester, unaware of the events, thus arrives at some considerations that, with hindsight, sound like a definitive summary of Lichtenstein’s work, which he has always claimed to have been inspired by Cubism, and likens him – perhaps unexpectedly – more to Braque and Picasso than to Gleizes and Metzinger.

    Published by Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1997
    16.3 × 29 cm
    40 pages
    6 colour plates
    Hardback
    English
    Isbn 094756473X

  •  50,00

    This book celebrates two ‘titans’ of 20th century book design: John Mardersteig and Jan Tschichold. Hans Schmoller tells the story of two men who, from humble beginnings, became influential typographers of the last century: Tschichold as head of design at Penguin Books and Mardersteig as founder of Officina Bodoni. Illustrated with 30 examples of their work, this book was printed at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona by Mardersteig’s son Martino. Schmoller was also a recognised book designer and was Tschichold’s successor in designing Penguin Books. The book was prepared for printing by Abe Lerner.

    Published by Typophiles, 1990
    11 × 18.5 cm
    96 pages
    30 illustrations
    Hardback with slipcase
    English
    Isbn 9780945074014

  •  90,00

    A collection – compiled by Carla Marzoli and published in 1962 by La Bibliofila – of seventy-two calligraphic manuscripts and specimens ranging from the 16th to the 19th century, from the Italian, French, Dutch and Spanish schools, catalogued, described and richly illustrated with 210 illustrations and an introduction by Stanley Morison. Each 178-page volume, originally printed in 2000 copies, is numbered; design by Max Huber.

    Published by La Bibliografica, 1962
    Compiled by Carla Marzoli
    Introduction by Stanley Morison
    Book design Max Huber

    17 × 24.5 cm
    178 pages
    210 illustrations
    Paperback
    English

  •  30,00

    Teoria del type design (Type Design Theory), the first comprehensive theory of type design, is published in its first Italian edition by Ronzani Editore.

    Written by Gerard Unger – a Dutch designer and lecturer internationally recognised as one of the most authoritative exponents of the discipline – and published in its original edition in 2018, the theory immediately established itself as a classic of typographic literature.

    The book is divided into 25 short chapters, each addressing a specific aspect of type design, from the relationship to language to styles, from the importance of historical patterns to digital evolution, from legibility to expressiveness. The chapters are accompanied by more than 200 images and practical examples; terminology is clarified by a comprehensive glossary.

    The ‘Theory’ will appeal to anyone with a sincere interest in typography; the comprehensiveness of the treatment and the clarity of the exposition make it suitable for a wide audience: from professionals in the field to students of typography and design, to simple enthusiasts of this marvellous art that has been giving shape to our words for more than five centuries.

    Published by Ronzani Editore
    Preface by Gerry Leonidas and a recollection by Riccardo Olocco

    16.5 × 24 cm
    252 pages
    Dutch hardback
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-94911-43-5

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