Ferdinand Ulrich on Legacy of Letters

Ferdinand Ulrich (Legacy of Letters 2017 letterpress workshop instructor):

Through Legacy of Letters I was introduced to Tipoteca and its splendid group of aficionados who guard one of the greatest typographic treasures in Europe: a precious collection of rare type specimens, hundreds (if not thousands) of wood and metal alphabets, and an assembly of printing machines that is unparalleled. Since co-instructing the Legacy of Letters letterpress workshop in 2017, I have visited Tipoteca three more times. I have not come even close to discovering it all.

From left to right: Ferdinand Ulrich, Alta Price, Liam Ng, and Erik Spikermann during the Legacy of Letters 2017 letterpress workshop at the Tipoteca. 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.