Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, poet, writer and industrial designer: a modern typographer in tune with two cultures.
The work of great typographers is one of the focal points of the collection and exhibition activities of the Biblioteca of via Senato in Milan. One important figure in this field is Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, a California-based printer whose career involves both American and Italian culture. Among contemporary typographers he is one of the best known and most admired for his sensitivity and design capacities, his painstaking working methods and the high quality of his printing. The catalogue of the exhibition held in Milan in 1999, with interesting critical essays and fine illustrations, bears witness to this encounter between North American graphics and European typography.