Judith Mayer on Legacy of Letters

Judith Mayer (Legacy of Letters 2013):

My Legacy of Letters experience was unforgettable—more than just an amazing tour around Italy, expertly led by Paul and Alta. I met many generous artists; visited printshops, libraries, a printing museum, and an inscription museum; viewed Bodoni artifacts, Giotto frescoes, castles, fountains, piazzas, and even a [Carlo] Scarpa cemetery. I experienced more than I can list here. Culminating with a collaborative printing project at the Tipoteca, there were also the unexpected joys of traveling with fellow designers and printers, sharing incredible meals with lots of Prosecco and lively discussions. A fabulous, summer adventure.

Pietro Piscatelli, Dennis Ichiyama, and Judith Mayer at work during the Tony Di Spigna Spencerian lettering workshop (Legacy of Letters 2013). Photograph by Lauren Huber.


Legacy of Letters 2023 will take place from June 29 to July 12, 2023. It will include stops in Milano, Torino, Alpignano, Casteggio, Parma, Modena, Predappio, Venice, and Cornuda. We will visit five libraries/museums, five letterpress shops, one silkscreen shop, and the Tipoteca where we will have a multi-day letterpress workshop.