News /7 September 2015

“L’Italia insegna” / “Signs of Italy” book presentation and signing

Don’t Shoot the Painter bookstore by Micamera
presents

James Clough
L’Italia insegna / Signs of Italy
Viaggio fra scritte, targhe e iscrizioni dello Stivale
Outdoor Lettering Up and Down the Boot

with James Clough and Luca Barcellona

Thursday 17 September 2015
19,00 h
GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna
Via Palestro, 16
Milan

 

A preview presentation of the book about signs from 19th Century till today. From the ornate Tuscan style of the 19th century to the eccentric letters of Art Nouveau, from the grandiose architectural lettering of the 1930s to the exquisite surviving examples of the old signwriters, from fascist ghost signs to lettering on manhole covers, Clough points out the highs and lows of this singular applied art expression around Italy.