Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fonts of Rome (2014)

All images, copyright 2014 by Nick Rossi

There is simply so much to love about the city of Rome. And while many are intoxicated by the smells, the sounds, or the taste of the food, what struck me most on my recent visit was the abundance of wonderful design in everyday things - beauty in a great sense of the word. Certainly, other cities have a more unified design (Berlin?) and still others may appeal to me more from a modernist aesthetic (New York?), but the even more eternal than before city of Rome continues to blatantly disregard style guidelines with such careless aplomb that should be appreciated and applauded.

Traveler's note: I HIGHLY recommend the travel guide Rome: Moods and Places published by Herb Lester Associates. Not only was it a daily part of my finding beauty in everyday objects thanks to designer Nate Luetkenhans, but it was authored by author, blogger, and friend JP Gaul who has a very unique insight to the city of Rome. 

3 comments:

Larry Rossi said...

Your attention to detail as these photos depict is simply amazing. Your perspective has always been that of an architect...

Nick Rossi said...

Thank you! To abuse a phrase, Rome is a feast for the senses - from the colossal monuments to the smallest details. But you already know that...

Ol' Man Foster said...

Great stuff- I love the signage in Europe. They seem to be more comfortable leaving old things alone than we are here.