Road Trip, 2018
Road Trip is a large room scale installation of postcards that follows the story of another font designed in the Nebiolo Foundry in Torino. Veltro was a typeface designed in 1934 and was known among the printers of its time by the nickname of Mussolini, because of the resemblance of its capital M to that of the signature of the Duce. Interestingly, Veltro was for at least thirty years the most popular script typeface for travel postcards produced in Italy. Over the past few years Tabet has been collecting postcards that feature this font. Road Trip turns the central room of the gallery into a narrative frieze using around 1,000 of these found postcards. The sequence follows a journey from Baalbeck in Lebanon to Piazza Carignano in Torino and goes through all twenty regions of Italy.