“Luca Barcellona shatters the boundaries as he blends his street
sensibility with fine penmanship.” — Letter Arts Review
For Luca Barcellona, Italian graphic designer and calligrapher,
letters are the building blocks of his creations. From Carolingian to
tags, from the quill to the spray can, Barcellona takes the age-old
craft of lettering to new heights with the inventiveness and talent
of a contemporary virtuoso. His striking, expressive, and original
letterforms and compositions open onto uncharted territory, laying
the foundations of a new writing style.
Take Your Pleasure Seriously (a quote by the designers Charles
and Ray Eames) serves as a leitmotif for Barcellona who turned his
passion into a way of life, first as a graffiti artist and then as a professional calligrapher. His production spans a broad spectrum
from the reproduction of a world globe from 1569 to brand
identities, book covers, ad campaigns, and performances.
This beautifully designed artist book features hundreds of
drawings made over the last decade including commissioned work
(Carhartt, Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Red Bull, Universal, etc.),
personal projects, performances, and many never-seen-before
The book will fascinate and inspire anybody who works with letters
or is interested in how they look.

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