Maureen Hoffman on Legacy of Letters

Maureen Hoffman (Legacy of Letters 2012)

Such satisfaction to travel with companions that swoon equally over signage, typography, letterpress and the combinations thereof.

When I attended Legacy of Letters, we had a van, followed by a car, transporting all of us participants. Riding in the car through a little town in northern Italy, we all went “oooo – ahhhh!” at an old sign that caught our eye. “Darn. I wish we could have photographed that!”… Just up ahead, the van turned right, (with us following), the van turned right again, then completed the loop and stopped across the street from that wonderful old sign. ALL of us jumped out to photograph that great building and its sign!

Now… how often do you get to travel with such like-minded people?! Attend Legacy of Letters and geek out over letterforms together. (As well as share meals and fall in love with Italia.) The Tipoteca! The cities on the itinerary! A lifetime’s highlight. Just go.

Diana Pasovski and Maureen Hoffman working on the Legacy of Letters 2012 keepsake. The ampersand they are examining is composed of over a hundred individual ornaments.

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.