Luca Barcellona

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Luca Barcellona is born in 1978. Letters are the main ingredient of his creations. He teaches calligraphy with the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana and holds lectures and workshops all around the world. 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. In 2003 he founded the collective Rebel Ink, with which he gives life to a live exhibition of calligraphy, writing and illustration. In 2009 he has worked for the National Museum of Zurich, with calligrapher Klaus Peter Schaffel, to make the faithful reproduction of a big globe dated back to the 1569, using calligraphy with original materials (quill and natural inks). Among the customers who requested his letterings and illustrations, there are many of the biggest brands and worldwide companies. His latest collective and personal exhibitions has bee in Germany at Carhartt Gallery and in Abu Dhabi at NY University. As well as taking part to several independent projects his works appeared in many international publications, like american magazines “Letter Arts Review” and “Juxtapoz”, and many books. In 2010 he produced his own personal clothing brand « Luca Barcellona Gold Series ». He recently published his first monographic book “Take Your Pleasure Seriously” by Lazy Dog press, the publishing house of wich is a member himself. His original works are exhibited and stored along with some of the greatest calligraphers in the collections of the San Francisco Public Library and the Berlin Calligraphy Collection Hans-Joachim Burgert at the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin, edited by Werner Scneider, Denise Lach and Thomas Ingmire. He has his own studio in Milan, where he works as a freelance graphic designer and calligrapher. His study into lettering led him to experience from graffiti to classic calligraphy, up to big wallpainting performances, typography and letterpress printing.






• 01/12/2015

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