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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.

Considered one of the most important lettering artists working today, this volume of Barcellona's work is ideal for calligraphers, graphic designers, type designers, art directors, advertising professionals, illustrators, and students. This handsomely produced book, the first monograph on Barcellona's art, features hundreds of drawings including commissioned work, personal projects, performances, and many never-seen-before works.

Includes texts by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio, and Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni, and an interview by legendary LA urban artist Chaz Bojórquez. 

Original design by Pitis, with a revised layout by Bunker

Published by Lazy Dog Press, 2016

Softcover, 240 pages, full color, 9 × 13 inches

ISBN: 978-88-98030-02-6