TypoTrip – typography on the road

20.05.2008

SPA

Filed under: Italy — Tags: , , , — WoMe @ 1:11

Tekenen found an intriguing sign that could indicate an impressively decadent health resort.
in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. “Come visit us and relax in the shrubs or rub your skin with sand.”

4.10.2007

ALBERGO E RISTORATORE LA SCALA

Filed under: Italy — WoMe @ 4:04

Here’s a photo from Siena sent in by Richard. Apparently everyone was looking towards and taking
pictures of the Siena Duomo completely ignoring this lovely, old mural inscription that I was not quite
able to decipher. It apparently concerns an Inn and Restaurateur but it’s name is not legible enough.

Update 08.10.:
Thanks to Łukasz and the post he discovered I know now that the name of the inn is or was “La Scala” – “The Staircase”.

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13.07.2007

TERME DEI SETTE SAPIENTI

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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