Barbara Calzolari

Barbara Calzolari, graduated from the Graphic Design School in Bologna in 1982, and started working for several fashion companies as designer travelling all over the world for sourcing and productions. From 1994, Barbara studied the Arts of Calligraphy, taking inspiration from everyday objects working mainly with fabric, mixed media and calligraphy.


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Helvetica™ typeface, Linotype invited designers worldwide to take part in the Helvetica NOW poster contest (second round of voting is underway). ** Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a […]

Movable Type

Sam Winston‘s work is about mixing language with form. He attributes much of his inspiration to his dyslexia, which he says makes him think about words in a different way. ‘With the “Dictionary Story” I was exploring the notion of reading environments – the spaces that are created when people become “lost” inside a book.’ […]

Sab letterpress

In a quick-moving society, there’s a desire to hold onto things that are nostalgic, one that isn’t mass produced often involving traditional craftsmanship. Everytime I see images of letterpress and typography, I fall in love. There is indescribable beauty in the type blocks, printing mechanisms and quality designs. I love the images on this site, […]

Industrial design

Elle Decor UK (June) featured the apartment of Kenneth Kvarnström, a choreographer and artistic director for the House of Dance in Stockholm. He wanted to create a functional-looking space, so he opted to furnish the place with old factory lights, street signs and office filing cabinets. Its monochrome colour scheme and injections of bold typography […]