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Luca Barcellona Take Your Pleasure Seriously – Paperback edition

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“Writing becomes art and the single letters take on a life of their own.”
— La Repubblica

The first monograph published on the artist is now available in a new, bigger size softcover edition. The beautifully designed and produced book features hundreds of drawings including commissioned work, personal projects, performances, and many never-seen-before work.

Barcellona is internationally considered one of the most important lettering artists working today. Ideal for calligraphers, graphic designers, type designers, art directors, advertising professionals, illustrators, and students.

For Luca Barcellona, Italian graphic designer and calligrapher, letters are the building blocks of his creations. From Carolingian to tags, from the quill to the spray can, Barcellona takes the age-old craft of lettering to new heights with the inventiveness and talent of a contemporary virtuoso. His striking, expressive, and original letterforms and compositions open onto uncharted territory, laying the foundations of a new writing style. Barcellona’s versatile work is admired and commissioned by major brands in the world of fashion, music, cinema, and publishing.

 

CONTRIBUTORS 

Charles “Chaz” Bojórquez legendary urban artist from Los Angeles, began his career in the Chicano scene of the late 1960s and over the years shifted successfully from street to gallery artist.

Giovanni De Faccio is a professional calligrapher, typeface designer (his most well-known is Rialto DF), and founding member of the Italian Calligraphic Association. He is internationally renowned for his teaching and dedication to the promotion of calligraphy. He teaches calligraphy and type design at the New Design University in St. Pölten, Austria.

Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni debuted in the late eighties as an illustrator of European hardcore punk covers, posters, and fanzines, and went on to work in hip hop, becoming a pioneering figure in Italian graffiti and rap. His writing has been published in MaxRumore, and Rolling Stone Italy.

Texts by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio and Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni
Interview by Chaz Bojórquez
Original book design by Pitis
Paperback edition revised layout by Bunker

23 × 33 cm (9 × 13”)
240 pages
Over 400 full-color illustrations
Perfect bound, soft cover
English, Italian edition
ISBN: 978-88-98030-02-6
Available from: 15 March 2016

In the Press

Authors

Luca Barcellona

Luca Barcellona (Milano), nato nel 1978, è un artista e un nome di riferimento nel mondo della calligrafia moderna. Lavorando come grafico e calligrafo freelance, le lettere sono la componente principale delle sue creazioni. L’obiettivo del suo lavoro è quello di promuovere la coesistenza tra la manualità presente in forme d’arte antiche come la calligrafia con i linguaggi e gli strumenti dell’era digitale. Il suo lettering è stato richiesto da molti marchi leader nel settore della moda, dell’abbigliamento, dell’industria discografica ed editoriale (come Nike, Absolut, Pirelli, Universal, Wall Street English, Carhartt e Mondadori). Dal 2007 Luca insegna calligrafia attraverso l’Associazione Italiana Calligrafia. Tiene workshop e conferenze in tutto il mondo, mentre le sue opere sono state esposte in numerose gallerie.