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BIO

Born in the province of Treviso in 1945, Silvio Antiga, a lover of the art of typography from childhood, started working in a small shop, later joining one of the most important printing companies of the time.
In 1968, he established his own print shop in his father’s home near Cornuda. A few years later, while his activity was growing both in terms of staff and turnover, traditional tools were replaced by modern technology. Grafiche Antiga SpA is now employing over 200 people and is a leading company in its field.

In the 1980s, when lead characters and zinc engraving plates were being replaced by modern optical and digital devices, Anzaghi started collecting the historical tools before they were disposed of, in recognition of their value and as a homage to the art which had become his life’s profession.
In 1995, he established Tipoteca Italiana Foundation, to preserve and acknowledge the historical legacy of Italian typography and its masters. In 2002, the Museo del Carattere e della Tipografia was built, featuring several hundred machines alongside thousands of lists of lead or wooden characters as well as a precious library, hosting 5000 publications and sample items.

Rimini

Luigi Castiglioni

Un talento straordinario

Nell’Olimpo dei rilegatori d’arte, ci sono alcuni maestri che eccellono per uno straordinario talento unito alla perizia tecnica e all’amore ...

Nell’Olimpo dei rilegatori d’arte, ci sono alcuni maestri che eccellono per uno straordinario talento unito alla perizia tecnica e all’amore del proprio mestiere. Luigi Castiglioni, grazie alla maestria nell’uso della pelle, della tela e alla sapienza delle mani, ha il dono di dare un’anima peculiare alle sue opere: i libri da lui rilegati spiccano per una personalità unica e riconoscibile, nel solco della migliore tradizione di questo artigianato. Le sue rilegature sono entrate nelle collezioni più raffinate di bibliofili e istituzioni, impreziosendo pregevoli libri d’artista, contemporanei e del passato.

Udine

Albicocco

An international landmark for the art of engraving

Born in Urbino, Corrado Albicocco moved to Udine in the 1970s to teach the art of engraving. Since 1994, the Stamperia d’Arte Albicocco in via ...

Born in Urbino, Corrado Albicocco moved to Udine in the 1970s to teach the art of engraving. Since 1994, the Stamperia d’Arte Albicocco in via Ermes Colloredo has become a landmark for engravings. Albicocco’s workshop often hosts the works of outstanding Italian and foreign engravers, including Giuseppe Zigaina, Emilio Vedova and Piero Guccione. The Stamperia is also a distinguished reference point for hosting exhibitions and curating refined artistic books.

Alpignano

Tallone Editore

A meeting point for typography

Enrico Tallone’s print shop in Alpignano is the perfect place and meeting point for lovers of typography. Enrico inherited the mastery of the ...

Enrico Tallone’s print shop in Alpignano is the perfect place and meeting point for lovers of typography. Enrico inherited the mastery of the art from his father Alberto and, supported by his children Lorenzo, Elisa and Eleonora, is now creating outstanding gems in the publishing sector. The hand-set texts and the flawless print on fine paper are the secret of books fragrant with ink and passion.