Tipo Cibo Vino (Legacy of Letters 2019)—Part 10: Letterpress Workshop Day 5 continued
July 12, 2019 | Day 4 of the project
Daniele Facchin, Lucio Bottaselle, Leonardo Facchin, and Sandro Berra
Without the assistance of Daniele, Lucio, Leonardo, and Sandro, the printing would never have been completed on time. Daniele and Lucio, the two Tipoteca “technicians”, helped everyone out with typesetting as well as running the presses as they have done for all of our letterpress workshops. They were especially whizzes at fixing our amateur typesetting, improving letterspacing, replacing damaged or incorrect letters, and making everything properly tight. Leonardo, Daniele’s son, helped out with running the vandercooks (proofing presses) and the scoring machine. And Sandro jumped in to proof the menu and ingredients pages and to do part of the re-composition.
Despite the frenzy of the final letterpress workshop day, we still stopped for a proper Italian lunch., including wine. (No martinis.) Festina lente was our motto.