Jeryl Jones on Legacy of Letters

Jeryl Jones (Legacy of Letters 2017):

My first travel abroad was with Legacy of Letters (LL2017)—the experience exceeded my expectations! The detailed itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The trip represented impressive and comfortable travel to different cities in Northern Italy visiting print as well as lettering shops, libraries and walking experiences.

The accommodations were wonderful at all stops and the Villa Bolzonello, on a hill above the village in Cornuda, was picturesque—Prosecco anyone? The trip culminated in a four-day workshop at the remarkable Tipoteca, a working letterpress museum, which was the highlight of the trip. Lots of type and press access throughout the workshop. We met life-long friends on this trip!

Jeryl Jones printing during the Legacy of Letters 2017 workshop with Erik Spiekermann 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.