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Tommaso Guerra, Urban Typography

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 | 2 comments

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Today I had the fortune of photographing (and helping color in) the second sidewalk chalk venture by Roman graphic designer Tommaso Guerra.  We set up camp in Piazza Vittorio with other friends and he set to work in writing out a phrase in beautifully selected fonts all in white chalk.  Think of it as the typographers answer to the classic madonnaro.  His last outing on the via del Corso was an original phrase “Love is among cyclists, hate is among drivers.”  This time he tackled the well known saying “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.”  The fonts selected try to give form and movement to the words, which I think is quite successful.  Check back to his site shortly for the aerial photos of the full piece and meanwhile, enjoy the slideshow.




  1. “è necessario vivere, bisogna scrivere”

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