For the cycle of events that are happening around the online exhibition Post Pandemic Design Studio, on May 13th we’ll speak with Typophrenic. The event will be held in Italian but you’ll soon find a subtitled version on this page.
The thumbnail flattens my figure to the background: where I live and what I surround myself with becomes a way to let people understand who I am, what time is where I live, what I like, how I live. This last year I have withdrawn myself from the outside world, but still constantly connected with other people. I started reading again books I have abandoned, playing sports I never tried before, going back to study and more important, thinking about my job role. Inevitably the need to make room came out, both professionally and personally speaking – and I had to literally cut out some parts of myself I would consider no longer indispensable; a methaphorical pruning in order to welcome the new.
Valentina Casali is an Italian multidisciplinary designer, she deals with lettering, type design, stone carving and sign painting. She has been working in the field of visual communication since 2010. Valentina has received awards from design publications such as Communication Arts, SPD and AIAP. Together with her husband, Marco Goran Romano, she founded the Sunday Büro studio that deals with lettering and illustration. She is also editor of the Lettering da project, and she also run textile Tiger Mochi, a small textile brand who produces punch needle home accessories. She teaches lettering and type design at the IED in Turin and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata.