Images from Tipo Cibo Vino (Legacy of Letters 2019)—Part 1: Treviso, Venice, Rovereto, and Trento

The first iteration of Tipo Cibo Vino, the 2019 Legacy of Letters tour and workshop, was a smashing success. The ten participants and one companion had a marvelous time touring cultural and gastronomic sites in the Veneto, taking cooking and beverage lessons from Cristina Colle and Mauro Drago of Le Corderie restaurant, and then working collaboratively on a letterpress book at the Tipoteca under the guidance of Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos of Peter Kruty Editions. The experience was so rich and rewarding that everyone is eager to do it again. Plans are currently being made for another Tipo Cibo Vino in July 2020.

The participants of Tipo Cibo Vino were graphic designer Claire Lukacs of Hoboken; former typesetter and proofreader Lucia McCreery of Brooklyn, an alumna of the 2010 Legacy of Letters tour; graphic design educator Jane Pirone from Brooklyn; veterinarian Shaina Pruden and graphic designer Jason Stadnik from Arizona, printmaker James Stroud and graphic design educator Janine Wong from Massachusetts; graphic designer Lucille Tenazas from Beacon, New York; letterpress printer Laura Thoms from Texas; and graphic designer Emmy Yamaguchi from the Los Angeles area. Mental health counselor Sara Waters, Jane’s companion, rounded out the group.

Tipo Cibo Vino was organized by me with the assistance of graphic designer Patricia Childers and Sandro Berra, the director of the Tipoteca.

Here is a day-by-day visual account of the first three days of Tipo Cibo Vino. (All photographs, unless otherwise indicated, are by me and are copyright Legacy of Letters.)

July 3, 2019 | Cornuda
Villa Bolzonello
Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione

Peter Kruty, Patricia Childers and Sayre Gaydos at the Villa Bolzonello, our principal lodging for Tipo Cibo Vino.

Sayre Gaydos and Peter Kruty outside the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda. The Tipoteca was the site of the Tipo Cibo Vino letterpress workshop.

July 3, 2019 | Treviso
Hotel Continental
Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce
[Pizzeria Equilibri]

Neon Coffee Room sign at the Hotel Continental in Treviso.

Cinema Teatro Edison in Treviso.

Two posters by Leopoldo Metlicovitz at the Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce (Treviso).

Barilla: vera pasta all’uovo poster by Erberto Carboni (1953). Part of the special showing of posters dedicated to food and drink arranged for Legacy of Letters at the Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce. [Image from]

July 4, 2019 | Venice
Fondazione Cini

Colori Ferramenta storefront in Venice.

Fresh sardines at the Rialto fish market in Venice.

View of S. Marco from the campanile of S. Giorgio Maggiore.

Borges labyrinth at the Fondazione Cini on the island of S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice.

Ilenia Maschietto displaying tiny book during Legacy of Letters visit to the Fondazione Cini.

Title page of Opera Nvova Intitolata Dificio di Ricette… (1525). This was one of the most influential early Italian cookbooks.

Antipasti at Trattoria Anzolo Raffaele in Venice.

Sayre Gaydos and Patricia Childers enjoying their drinks at dinner in Venice.

July 5, 2019 | Rovereto
Il Doge
Casa d’Arte Futurista Depero
Biblioteca Civica G. Tartarotti
Archivio di MART (Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto)

Lucille Tenazas, Emmy Yamaguchi, Sara Waters, and Jane Pirone at lunch at Il Doge in Rovereto.

Sign by Fortunato Depero for the Depero Galleria & Museo [now the Casa d’arte Futurista Depero] in Rovereto.

Futurism expert Maurizio Scudiero explaining Fortunato Depero’s work to Jason Stadnik, Patricia Childers, James Stroud, and Janine Wong.

Marionettes designed by Fortunato Depero at the Casa d’arte Futurista Depero in Rovereto.

The letterpress workshop at the Biblioteca Civica G. Tartarotti in Rovereto.

Spread from La Cucina Futurista by F.T. Marinetti and Fillìa (Milano: Casa Editrice Sonzogno, 1932).

“Broadway” from an unpublished manuscript about New York by Fortunato Depero at the Archivio di Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto.

July 5, 2019 | Trento
Forsterbräu Trento

Canederli at Forsterbräu Trento.

Brezel and beer at Forsterbräu Trento.

Thanks | Grazie
Mariachiara Mazziariol | Museo Nazionale Collezione Salce
Ilenia Maschietto and Alessandro | Fondazione Cini
Massimo Bussetto and Marta Zoppo | Centro Branca
Maurizio Scudiero
Duccio Dogheria and Federico Zanoner | Archivio di MART