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Luca Barcellona

Luca Barcellona

is a trained graphic artist and calligrapher. He currently teaches at the Italian Association of Calligraphers. His research focuses on lettering from typography to movable type printing, from classical to expressive and experimental calligraphy, to performances on large surfaces. Letters are a chief component of his creations, which bring together the manual skills of this ancient art and the knowledge of the languages, writing styles and tools of the digital era. Barcellona gives workshops and lectures all over the world: his lettering is in hot demand and his work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and museums of the world: Zurich, Milan, Melbourne, Sydney, The Hague, Prague. He created the calligraphy for the opening credits in the film Io sono l’amore by Luca Guadagnino (2009), mentioned by the New York Times as among the best in 2011. He recently published his first book, Take your pleasure seriously (Lazy Dog Press, 2012).


Calligraphy: creativity in writing

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