Based in Turin, Italy, MASSIMO POLELLO has worked as a calligrapher for over 20 years. He has explored calligraphy’s classical and contemporary applications in visuals arts and graphic design. His work includes packaging design, signage, corporate branding, logo design, as well as executing his original designs on walls, in films, and in art videos. Massimo has exhibited and led workshops in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Canada, Pakistan, Japan, and Europe. Massimo has taught on the faculty of four international calligraphy conferences held in the US. He contributed to The Rijksbook, a prestigious limited edition book for the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, and toTraité de la peinture-Extraits with Editions Alternatives Publisher of Paris. Massimo has also worked with artist and filmmaker Peter Greenaway and with director Luca Ronconi on the installation of the 150th anniversary exhibition of the unification of Italy He is President of the Turin calligraphers’ guild Dal Segno alla Scrittura and works in his Turin studio, Gallery ABC Atelier. He sums up his approach to calligraphy best, “…letters become a means to exist outside myself… going beyond the letters, captured by a sole need to see. They become signs, images, evocations, urgent needs, emotions.” For more information, please visit