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I believe that nothing happens by accident. That is why nowadays I am where I am. I'm a journalist with the passion of writing, and I'm managing an association that deals with the printing tradition, located in the beautiful and Medieval city of Gubbio. All this is possible thanks to the meeting with my husband, Alessandro Sartori. He has a history of art director, moved by a restless research for beauty and the truth. In 1995 he found his way in the creation of the “perfect book”, forming in Milan the editorial brand “Unaluna”. All the excellent products that have been printed during time, have two fundamental elements in common, the content and the shape. Each book is a limited edition, they are well-known and sought-after all over the world. This is so thanks to the quality of the materials used, such as the cotton-linen blend paper with neutral pH. Moving to the movable type composition, the printing up to the handmade binding and to the etching.
I consider my life now as a gift that has been given to me by my husband. The infinite love of our too short love story, the admiration for his bright vision and the desperate separation due to his demise. These are all the elements that everyday are giving me the strength to try to return this gift.
What I want to do is to transmit, mostly to young people, the wonder to create things that are unique.
Our ateliers, in fact, are now located at the Art School of the city. There there are so many students that experience the cohesion between mind and hand. They unveil the secrets of the art of printing with Piero, and the secrets of the amanuensis with Antonella, Roberta, Giulia, Letizia and Maria Assunta that teach them the calligraphy and the miniature.
Our goal is to look into the ancient crafts and traditions to turn them into new jobs, into the future.

ANNA | Miniature and typography


THE STORY
I believe that nothing happens by accident. That is why nowadays I am where I am. I'm a journalist with the passion of writing, and I'm managing an association that deals with the printing tradition, located in the beautiful and Medieval city of Gubbio. All this is possible thanks to the meeting with my husband, Alessandro Sartori. He has a history of art director, moved by a restless research for beauty and the truth. In 1995 he found his way in the creation of the “perfect book”, forming in Milan the editorial brand “Unaluna”. All the excellent products that have been printed during time, have two fundamental elements in common, the content and the shape. Each book is a limited edition, they are well-known and sought-after all over the world. This is so thanks to the quality of the materials used, such as the cotton-linen blend paper with neutral pH. Moving to the movable type composition, the printing up to the handmade binding and to the etching. I consider my life now as a gift that has been given to me by my husband. The infinite love of our too short love story, the admiration for his bright vision and the desperate separation due to his demise. These are all the elements that everyday are giving me the strength to try to return this gift. What I want to do is to transmit, mostly to young people, the wonder to create things that are unique. Our ateliers, in fact, are now located at the Art School of the city. There there are so many students that experience the cohesion between mind and hand. They unveil the secrets of the art of printing with Piero, and the secrets of the amanuensis with Antonella, Roberta, Giulia, Letizia and Maria Assunta that teach them the calligraphy and the miniature. Our goal is to look into the ancient crafts and traditions to turn them into new jobs, into the future.
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In the wake of ancient amanuensis, the gestures of calligraphers and miniaturists are living again. In the XIII century they gave life to flourishing and eminent “Scriptorum” in Gubbio. It stands out the figure of Oderisi, narrated by Dante in The Divine Comedy, XI Canto of Purgatory: “non se tu Oderisi, l'onor d'Agobbio e l'onor di quell'arte ch'alluminar chiamata è in Parisi?”. A fascinating art, made of pigments and gold leaves, goose feathers and nibs, inks and a lot of patience and knowledge. The final result though, is unique, and what you bring back home with you is such a precious and original object.

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