Lucille Tenazas on Legacy of Letters

Lucille Tenazas (Legacy of Letters 2019):

My participation in the Legacy of Letters tour and workshop in 2019 rekindled my interest in letterpress printing and, by extension, to the beauty and importance of what curator and writer Glenn Adamson calls material intelligence. Tipoteca Fondazione Italiana, a museum, library and archive of type and typography in Cornuda is the ideal setting for these discoveries. It’s a place worthy of an annual pilgrimage.

Lucille Tenazas setting type during the letterpress workshop at the Tipoteca during Legacy of Letters 2019. 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.