A Roman Inscription on Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio

By Russell Maret
226 copies, 64 pages, 9 x 6.75 inches

Take a close look at the magisterial c.115o inscription on the porch of Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Celio in Rome. Though typically consigned to the dark fringes of Roman lettering, the inscription on Giovanni e Paolo offers a refreshingly non-Imperial articulation of Roman-ness in the lively variety of its 133 letters. The text is set in the first versions of my Texto Portuguez and Lisboa Italic types and printed on Mohawk paper. Embellished with a transcription and translation of the inscription, drawings of letters, a map of Rome, and photographs of every letterform. Number 2 in the series Swan and Hoop.