Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione
Tipoteca Italiana was founded to preserve and foster the arts of letterpress printing and handset typography. Tipoteca houses not only an extraordinary collection of metal and hand-cut wood typefaces; printing museum, casting and restoring workshops, teaching rooms, archive, extensive library and printshop are all in one efficiently designed, multipurpose building. Its goal is to highlight the rich history and significant contributions of Italian type designers and printers from the earliest days of printing, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present time. Tipoteca is the natural meeting space between two worlds: the world of the past "classical" typography, made of lead and wood moveable types and historical hand-presses, and the present "digital" one, because the knowledge of the expressive force of graphic design and hand-press printing represents the cultural coherence of a craft with an astonishing vitality.