Giulio Da Milano creatore di tipi


Limited edition of 120 copies typeset by hand and letterpress-printed.
First and comprehensive typographic tribute to one of the most inventive 20th-century Italian type designers who created four iconic typefaces.


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120 copies were printed on cotton paper made in Sicily.

Giulio Da Milano, Artistic Director at Nebiolo Foundry, designed four important typefaces: Neon, Mecano, Fregio Razionale, Veltro. This booklet was typeset by hand in the original 1930s types he designed, which were cast by Nebiolo Foundry in the 1930s.

Text by Enrico Tallone.

This booklet intends to gave a decisive contribution to bringing Da Milano’s masterpieces, for far too long unjustly neglected, back to the limelight.

Print run of 180 copies, of which:

- 120 printed on paper made in Sicily (on sell on this page);
- 60 printed on Magnani paper made in Pescia (sold out).

This publication is housed in a slipcase, custom hand-made to an exact size, whose exteriors are covered with Ingres paper.

Limited edition
typeset by hand in original foundry types and letterpress printed on very fine exclusive paper, made to last. Each copy is sewn by hand.
Due to its unique features, this fine-press book is a coveted collector’s edition and a sophisticated gift idea, entirely handset in movable types.

Tallone timeless books are strictly handmade according to the highest tradition of manual typography, fine printing and handmade bookmaking, and are meant to last.
Tallone collectible books are a symbol of made in Italy: they are
the only ones in the world typeset by hand and totally handmade in the most ancient typographic studio in the world still in activity since the 18th century.

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Size (cm)
Typeset by hand in Neon, Mecano, Fregio Razionale, Veltro, cast in the 1930s.
Cotton paper, made in Sicily.
Number of pages
Total print run
Weight (kg)