TypoTrip – typography on the road



Filed under: Italy — WoMe @ 11:06

Another one from Alessandro. Taken in Ostia Antica, the harbour city of ancient Rome.
This careful engraving was completed ca. 130 AD – 1877 years ago(!) – and says “The Baths of the Seven Sages”.
Quite amazing what the old Romans knew already back then about typography.
I keep staring at it and imagining the work put into every one of these letters.
Gives one the feeling there might have been some serious setbacks somewhere along the way since then.




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