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Luca Barcellona

Luca Barcellona is born in 1978 and he started his studies of calligraphy in 1999. He has his own studio in Milan, where he works as a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. Letters are the main ingredient of his creations. He’s a member of Associazione Calligrafica Italiana and holded workshops, exhibitions, conferences and performances all around the world during the last 15 years, from Australia to Brazil, USA, Argentina, Japan and all among the Europe, bring his modern idea of calligraphy based on study of classical ancient letterforms combined with new languages and street writing expressions, since he started as a graffiti writer. The means of his work is to make the manual skill of an ancient art as writing and the languages and instruments of the digital era coexist. His lettering has been requested by the most important worldwide brands among the years. As well as taking part to several independent projects his works appeared in many publications. In 2012 he published his first monographic book “Take Your Pleasure Seriously” by Lazy Dog press, the publishing house wich is a member himself. His study into lettering led him to experience from graffiti to classic calligraphy, up to big wallpainting, virtual reality calligraphy, typography and letterpress printing. Photo credit (Lorenzo Barassi)