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07.12.2016
Eventi
AN AFTERNOON WITH ALBERTO CASIRAGHY

On Saturday December 10th, from 15.30 on, Alberto Casiraghy will spend some time with us. We will take the chance to chat and print together using the old Bonvini machines. Alberto is a poet, a printer, and a publisher who published more than 10,000 titles with EDIZIONI PULCINOELEFANTE to date. Every small book is printed…

On Saturday December 10th, from 15.30 on, Alberto Casiraghy will spend some time with us. We will take the chance to chat and print together using the old Bonvini machines.
Alberto is a poet, a printer, and a publisher who published more than 10,000 titles with EDIZIONI PULCINOELEFANTE to date.
Every small book is printed on hand-cut high quality paper.
Texts are written with movable typefaces and are embellished by the woodcuts from Alberto’s collection.
Every object is printed in a few dozen copies, then sewn, hand-bound and adorned with a small piece of art.
You are more than welcome to join us.

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28.11.2016
Eventi
STATIONERY FEVER

On Friday December 2nd at 18.30, we will present the book Stationery Fever. An itinerary through origins, history and anecdotes about rubbers, pencils and pencil sharpeners, and many other stationery items. A journey through the places where they are produced with the designers who created them. We’ll discuss it at Bonvini with Giulio Iacchetti, Luca…

On Friday December 2nd at 18.30, we will present the book Stationery Fever. An itinerary through origins, history and anecdotes about rubbers, pencils and pencil sharpeners, and many other stationery items. A journey through the places where they are produced with the designers who created them. We’ll discuss it at Bonvini with Giulio Iacchetti, Luca Bendandi and Luca Bogoni. We’ll be expecting you.

 

 

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11.11.2016
Eventi
SCHOOL OF TOYS

On Thursday November 17th at 18.30, we will host the presentation of two minor editorial collections in anastatic reprint by Scalpendi Editore, designed in the 1920s and 1930s by Antonio Rubino. There are 12 small volumes divided into the collections “La scuola dei giocattoli” (School of toys) and “La Bibliotechina prescolastica” (The small pre-school library).…

On Thursday November 17th at 18.30, we will host the presentation of two minor editorial collections in anastatic reprint by Scalpendi Editore, designed in the 1920s and 1930s by Antonio Rubino. There are 12 small volumes divided into the collections “La scuola dei giocattoli” (School of toys) and “La Bibliotechina prescolastica” (The small pre-school library). Antonio Rubino was one of the first creators of comic strip stories. In 1908, he was one of the founders of the newspaper for children, Corriere dei Piccoli. Martino Negri, editor of the collections, and art historian Giovanna Ginex will tell us about the many stories related to the characters invented by Antonio Rubino and to his wonderful way of drawing them. The whole edition was carefully and masterfully printed. A good opportunity to buy a Christmas present.

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01.10.2016
Eventi
THE ART OF WALLPAPER

On Tuesday, October 11th, at 18.30, we will host an eclectic exhibition entitled “Wallflowers” with different artists working on wallpaper. Until October 22nd.

On Tuesday, October 11th, at 18.30, we will host an eclectic exhibition entitled “Wallflowers” with different artists working on wallpaper.

Until October 22nd.

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01.10.2016
Eventi
“L’Elefante” (The Elephant) by Topipittori

On Thursday, October 6th, at 18.30, presentation of a new book illustrated by Riccardo Guasco and published by Topittori: “L’Elefante”.

On Thursday, October 6th, at 18.30, presentation of a new book illustrated by Riccardo Guasco and published by Topittori: “L’Elefante”.

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30.08.2016
notizie
FUTURA

Last news in August: we will dedicate it to the great Paul Renner (Wernigerode, August 9th 1878 – Hödingen, April 25th 1956), a typographer and designer known above all for having designed an extremely successful typeface, which has become a timeless masterpiece: the Futura. Renner was a graphic and typeface designer of extraordinary importance for…

Last news in August: we will dedicate it to the great Paul Renner (Wernigerode, August 9th 1878 – Hödingen, April 25th 1956), a typographer and designer known above all for having designed an extremely successful typeface, which has become a timeless masterpiece: the Futura.
Renner was a graphic and typeface designer of extraordinary importance for graphic designers and typographers of the 20th century. His Futura typeface, which finally saw the light in 1927 after a many difficult re-elaborations, became the typeface that interpreted the cultural and aesthetic turn of the 20th century, radically influencing the discipline of typeface design and later penetrating into typographical workshops worldwide.
On the one hand, the Futura font represented the technical and formal solution to that strive for modernity that had driven European typographic culture since the Bauhaus movement. On the other, it was the perfect answer to the new expressive needs of the printing industry and of communication.
Today Futura is still one of those typefaces with which “you can never go wrong”. Almost 90 years from its creation, it is still the Sans Serif font, which, with its articulated and diverse typographical “strengths”, imprints a modern style on any layout, logo, advertising poster or coordinated visual identity.
Paul Renner was also a professor and an active intellectual who strongly opposed Nazism. In 1933 – the same year in which he was commissioned with the graphic design of the German Pavilion at “Triennale di Milano” and awarded the Triennale prize – he was removed from office because he was classified as a “subversive intellectual” after having published an essay on “Bolshevik culture” in which he explicitly opposed the violent and repressive Nazi culture. He was marginalized, exiled and finally arrested.
A painter, a cultured and untiring reader, and a great scholar of philosophy, he continued to work in the post war period, where he designed typefaces and wrote essays on typographic design leaving a generous and crucial legacy of studies on the modernizazion processes in writing and publishing. In addition to Futura, he also designed the Plak (1928), the Ballade (1937), the Renner Antiqua (1939) and further versions of his unforgettable Futura.
Thank you, Renner: thanks to you, the future of typography has arrived earlier than expected.

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22.08.2016
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HOLIDAY POSTCARDS

C’è un carattere tipografico che ha accompagnato per decenni le immagini delle cartoline illustrate: il Veltro.

There is one font that for decades has always accompanied illustrated images on postcards: the Veltro, designed by Nebiolo art studio in 1934 and produced until 1961. The history and the stories of this font, characterized by a sophisticated design and a very widespread use, are collected in the last edition of the magazine TIPOITALIA, published by Fondazione Tipoteca Italiana http://www.bonvini1909.com/negozio/#prd-2529 in a very interesting research article written by Riccardo De Franceschi. Our drawers are plenty of Veltro typefaces and we have used it in the past in our postcard production featuring the nearby Piazza San Luigi, or Corso Lodi, or Milan. Take a look at your old postcards. How many of them used the Veltro font in the title? If you send us your postcards we will be more than happy to publish them. And if you have many, we can dedicate a whole shop window to them.

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27.07.2016
notizie
CAMPO GRAFICO

Among the many objects telling the century-old history of Fratelli Bonvini, there is a big and valuable collection of Campo Grafico, which we found at the time of the renovation of our shop. The magazine was founded in 1933 by the versatile Attilio Rossi (1909 – 1994). Campo Grafico was a highly innovative magazine, brave…

Among the many objects telling the century-old history of Fratelli Bonvini, there is a big and valuable collection of Campo Grafico, which we found at the time of the renovation of our shop. The magazine was founded in 1933 by the versatile Attilio Rossi (1909 – 1994). Campo Grafico was a highly innovative magazine, brave and able to go beyond conventions and the inhibited style of the typographic art of its time. Attilio Rossi created the magazine when he was just 24 years old in an attempt to explore new creative paths of typographic art and to propose the Bauhaus experiences and the new artistic trends that were developing in Europe. Today, Campo Grafico is exhibited in the greatest design museums all over the world. It was originally published in 66 issues, whose mission it was to spread the versatility of typography and the influence of modernity. It also expressed a strong criticism towards the competing magazine, “Risorgimento Grafico”, directed at the time by typographer Raffaello Bertieri, who was considered redundant and conservative. If you are interested, almost the whole collection of Campo Grafico (the last issue was published in 1939) will soon be available for consultation in our shop. Not a single issue of Risorgimento Grafico was found in the shop – this could mean that Fratelli Bonvini preferred and supported less conventional compositions, as the many and eclectic stereotypes in our drawers reveal.

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19.06.2016
Eventi
NOTEBOOKS OF PROSE AND INVENTION

“What do lions do when they wait for their tamer? They study the script”. And you? Come and discover “Il Taccuino del marziano” (The Martian’s notebook) by Ennio Flaiano, and other books published by Henry Beyle. Let’s celebrate the first 50 titles of the collection “Quaderni di prosa e di invenzione” (Notebooks of Prose and…

“What do lions do when they wait for their tamer? They study the script”. And you? Come and discover “Il Taccuino del marziano” (The Martian’s notebook) by Ennio Flaiano, and other books published by Henry Beyle. Let’s celebrate the first 50 titles of the collection “Quaderni di prosa e di invenzione” (Notebooks of Prose and Invention), on Thursday, June 23rd, at 18.00.

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04.06.2016
Eventi
Exhibition “Monografia”

Monday, June 6th, at 18.00 we will inaugurate the exhibition “Monografia”. 12 works by Nazzareno Guglielmi inspired on one single object: the golden ratio. 1.6180: an irrational algebraic number which, due to its mathematical and geometric features, has often represented – in different historical and cultural moments – both an ideal of beauty and a…

Monday, June 6th, at 18.00 we will inaugurate the exhibition “Monografia”. 12 works by Nazzareno Guglielmi inspired on one single object: the golden ratio.
1.6180: an irrational algebraic number which, due to its mathematical and geometric features, has often represented – in different historical and cultural moments – both an ideal of beauty and a possible connection between macrocosm and microcosm, between universe and nature. Together with distinguished guests (Fibonacci, Magritte, Leonardo, ecc.), Nazzareno Guglielmi develops his own poetic and artistic research on the golden ratio, filling the eye and the mind of the audience with new questions and curiosity. A card/artwork by Nazzareno Guglielmi will be printed during the event and given as a gift to participants. We’ll be expecting you at 18.00 – via Tagliamento 1, Milan

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14.05.2016
Workshops
WORKSHOP DADA POSTER

WORKSHOP POSTER DADA

Design and production of a poster inspired on the Dadaist movement with wooden typefaces and print with proof press. Every participant will work on a project to take home. Saturday, May 21st from 10.00 to 17.00 Cost: € 70.00 per participant (max. 6 participants). The cost includes the material.

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09.05.2016
Workshops
POSTCARDS FROM DADA

Iniziano i workshops di tipografia in Bonvini, tre giornate dedicate al Dadaismo che quest’anno compie 100 anni. Il primo appuntamento sabato 14 Maggio ore 10,00.

Three courses to learn how to compose and print using wooden typefaces, together with Laura Dal Maso and Mauro de Toffol, from Cabaret Typographie. Laura and Mauro have worked for years on the languages of typography and art, producing high quality posters and graphics in their studio. For three days, the research and the experience of Cabaret Typographie will move to via Tagliamento 1, at Fratelli Bonvini’s. DADA POSTCARD: a day dedicated to Dadaism, 100 years after the creation of this movement. Production of postcards and small formats using wooden typefaces and print with proof press. Every participant will work on a project to take home. Saturday, May 14th from 10.00 to 17.00 Cost: € 70.00 per participant (max. 6 participants). The cost includes the material. DADA POSTER: Design and production of a poster inspired on the Dadaist movement with wooden typefaces and print with proof press. Every participant will work on a project to take home. Saturday, May 21st from 10.00 to 17.00 – Cost: € 70.00 per participant (max. 6 participants). The cost includes the material. PRINT ON COTTON: SHOPPING BAG: Composition with wooden typefaces and print with proof press. Every participant will produce a bag to take home. Saturday, May 21st from 10.00 to 15.00 – Cost: € 50.00 per participant (max. 6 participants). The cost includes a printed shopping bag. For booking and further information: info@bonvini1909.com