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La Lettera 22 print by Emily Isles

La lettera 22

We've already been talking about Italian design today, thanks to the Minimum Design books. So, here's a follow-up with Emily Isles's La Lettera 22 print, part of her Italian Invention series. 

Featuring an image of this famous design, the text beneath the image helpfully gives some more information about the design, that it was invented by Marcello Nizzoli in 1950 and produced by Olivetti. It also points out one of the interesting features of this typewriter - because 'W' isn't a common letter in the Italian layout, the keys use 'Qzerty' instead of 'Qwerty'. So, the print is not only attractive, but educational too. 

Three other Italian everyday design classics make up the rest of the series, each given this same treatment. There's L'Ape, the three-wheeled vehicle, La Moka coffee brewer and, of course, La Vespa.

The prints cost £25 each from Hannah Zakari 

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