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Resistenza is focused on branding, calligraphy, custom lettering and type design.
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We never read, we just look at letters. is a brand new conference that will take place in the fantastic city of Bolzano, a beautiful place under the Dolomiti.  We had the luck to be invited for the firs edition and we are so excited about it and we want you to come. Our lecture will be focused on how good and healthy is to stay offline.
In this fast-paced era of technology, devices, categories, information overload and the ultimate chaos online, the best way to be connected is to turn everything off for awhile. Nibs, pens and brushes are some of the tools Resistenza uses to get offline and go back to the times when ink, paper and human skills were the best way to communicate. Bringing hand crafted letters to screens is their biggest aim, keeping human and technology connected, online. After 8 years of working, studying and growing, Resistenza Type Foundry is finally ready to tell you some of their stories. Get inspired by their bizarre and fascinating experiences living along the Mediterranean sea and discover their origins, culture & style.

Come to visit the event, the city and come to say hi!


An awesome gift by Michael Sull

During September 2015, the city of Genova hosted an unforgettable Spencerian Workshop at Palazzo Lomellino, a Palace built in the XVII century. Michael Sull arrived directly from a landlocked state as Kansas to teach his skills in one of the most full of history Mediterranean city. All this possible under the organisation of Simona Picciotto, designer and calligrapher who lives and work in Genova. Various Spencerian workshops has been held and organised by Barbara Calzolari, one of the the most skilled calligraphy artists nowadays. She learnt this craft from Michael and she also was taking part of this events; so we had the chance to spend our three days with two extremely talented people, Michael and Barbara. Read More

Italic Letters in Berlin

This is an introductory look at Italic or Cancelleresca, one of the most widely used and versatile calligraphic hands around. Italic is the perfect hand to learn for the beginning calligrapher yet versatile enough to experiment with for the advanced.

Students will be given handouts and guide sheets as we learn the basic construction of all lower case characters.
A brief presentation and demo will be given of the capitals and of spacing and flow within the construction of a word.

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