In Bologna, Italy in 1839, decorative artist Antonio Basoli published a fantastic set of lithographs for his book, Alfabeto Pittorico (Pictorial Alphabet, or a collection of pictorial thoughts composed of objects beginning with the individual letters of the alphabet). His elaborate architectural drawings of twenty-four letters of the alphabet and one ampersand (sorry J & W), became later known as Basoli's Alphabet.
Aquatints of typography letterings within the urban life made around 1850 with aquatint method by Antonio Basoli. He was an italian engraver, scenic designer, interior designer and painter living in Bologna. One of his most important references is the scenography in the theatre of Rome.
Beautiful architectural alphabet engravings should be built for real
Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the and the century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico.