The last punchcutter

A film by Giorgio Affanni and Gabriele Chiapparini.
Foley artist Riccardo Rossi.
A production of Griffo, la grande festa delle lettere.

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“If each company derives from an alchemy between people and techniques, the foundry of characters, whose heart is the engraving department, is an extraordinary example of skills and unequalled aesthetic sensitivity, which can be found in the documentary in the figure of Giuseppe Brachino, who was the head of the engraving department of the Nebiolo Company from Turin. He shows the creation of a punch, from which movable types derived, repeating the same gestures of Francesco Griffo who engraved the round and italic types of Aldus Manutius in Venice, five centuries ago”.
-Enrico Tallone

“Se ogni azienda è frutto di un alchemico insieme di uomini e di tecniche, la fonderia di caratteri, di cui il reparto incisori è il cuore, è un miracoloso nido di capacità e di sensibilità estetiche incomparabili, incarnate nel documentario da Giuseppe Brachino, già capo incisore della Società Nebiolo di Torino, che mostra la creazione di un punzone, da cui derivano i caratteri mobili, ripetendo gli stessi gesti di Francesco Griffo che cinque secoli or sono incise a Venezia i tipi tondi e corsivi di Aldo Manuzio.”
-Enrico Tallone

Man Giuseppe Bracchino Former head punchcutter of Nebiolo, Torino
Location Atelier Alberto Tallone, Torino, Italy
Punch typeface Tallone
Artistic consultancy Dina&Solomon
Special thanks to Giuseppe Bracchino, Sergio Saviolo, Enrico Tallone

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Let there be represented the summit of a rugged mountain with…














Let there be represented the summit of a rugged mountain with valleys surrounding its base, and on its sides let the surface of the soil be seen to slide, together with the small roots of the bushes, denuding great portions of the surrounding rocks … and let the mountains as they are laid bare reveal the deep fissures made in them by ancient earthquakes … And into the depth of some valley may have fallen the fragments of a mountain, forming a shore to the swollen waters of its river, which, having already burst its banks, will rush on in monstrous waves; and the greatest will strike upon and destroy the walls of the cities and farmhouses in the valley.

Some of Leonardo da Vinci’s representations of catastrophic deluges.

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