Clint Harvey on Legacy of Letters

Clint Harvey (Legacy of Letters 2012 and Legacy of Letters 2015)

Legacy of Letters literally framed my career path, traveling northern Italy with Paul Shaw and Alta Price in both 2012 and 2015 allowed me to gain an understanding of type, lettering and history that I had missed in my 30 years of design. Workshops with Alan Kitching and Luca Barcellona; meeting such wonderful people as Sando Berra and the team at the Tipoteca; and being guided on an introduction to the iron hand press by the late Ray Tomasso are all memories that I treasure. For anyone wanting to find a deeper connection to typography and history, I highly recommend traveling with Paul Shaw on a Legacy of Letters tour.

Clint Harvey setting type as part of the Alan Kitching letterpress workshop during Legacy of Letters 2015. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

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.