With their blog Lettering versus Calligraphy, Martina Flor and Giuseppe Salerno became famous in typography. There, they battle with individual letters in various styles and forms to show the similarities and differences between drawn and handwritten fonts.
As a designer who loves typography, I’m a big fan of what they do in Lettering versus Calligraphy. I tried to learn how Martina Flor does her lettering in a workshop during easter 2013, and there I realized that things are not that simple.
Martina Flor grew up in Buenos Aires and studied design in Barcelona before attending the Royal Art Academy in The Hague to study Type Design. And I thought I could become as good as her in a weekend. Silly me.
I am a big fan of Giuseppe Salerno; you can see lots of his artwork at my house. I met him in 2012 when he was hosting a calligraphy workshop at Betahaus, and every time he comes back to Berlin, we try to find time for some beers.
Giuseppe Salerno is the co-founder of Resistenza, together with Paco González, where they create typography and corporate identity projects. I really like to see how he can make it look so easy to do calligraphy. For me, what he does is close to magic.
On the Wall – Lettering versus Calligraphy until July 2014 at the Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin
On the Wall – Lettering versus Calligraphy will be at the Buchstabenmuseum until the beginning of July, and if you like typography, you need to go there as soon as possible. I know you are going to love it.
Holzmarktstraße 66, 10179
If you wanna know more about the Buchstabenmuseum, click here and read what we wrote when we visited this beautiful museum.