Tony Di Spigna

Tony Di Spigna UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION IS PROHIBITED. Artist, Designer, Lettering Artist and Typeface designer

Hate is a disease worse than Covid19. There should be a vaccine against racism and hate. (Tony's finished pencil sketch)
04/25/2021

Hate is a disease worse than Covid19. There should be a vaccine against racism and hate. (Tony's finished pencil sketch)

Hate is a disease worse than Covid19. There should be a vaccine against racism and hate. (Tony's finished pencil sketch)

Various logo sketches by Tony (that eventually were completed). He purposely mispelled ‘Spaggetti’ to see if he could ma...
04/15/2021

Various logo sketches by Tony (that eventually were completed). He purposely mispelled ‘Spaggetti’ to see if he could marry a two ‘g’ ligature.

Various logo sketches by Tony (that eventually were completed). He purposely mispelled ‘Spaggetti’ to see if he could marry a two ‘g’ ligature.

1969 and 1970 were good years for Tony in developing typeface ideas. As an employee, He sketched this for Herb Lubalin a...
03/28/2021

1969 and 1970 were good years for Tony in developing typeface ideas. As an employee, He sketched this for Herb Lubalin and then on his own time he sketched out the entire typeface with all Caps, lower case, numerals and punctuations. Those were the days when he was pulling 2-3 all nighters a week.

1969 and 1970 were good years for Tony in developing typeface ideas. As an employee, He sketched this for Herb Lubalin and then on his own time he sketched out the entire typeface with all Caps, lower case, numerals and punctuations. Those were the days when he was pulling 2-3 all nighters a week.

Tony designed this "Zipper" alphabet to put together about 5 headlines for the Talon Zipper advertising campaign. The ad...
03/12/2021

Tony designed this "Zipper" alphabet to put together about 5 headlines for the Talon Zipper advertising campaign. The ad agency was Delehanty, Kurnit & Geller.

Tony designed this "Zipper" alphabet to put together about 5 headlines for the Talon Zipper advertising campaign. The ad agency was Delehanty, Kurnit & Geller.

New items for women and more designs for everyone on sale now! Some tshirts for Mother's Day, coming up. Show your mom o...
03/04/2021

New items for women and more designs for everyone on sale now! Some tshirts for Mother's Day, coming up. Show your mom or anyone who is a mother, how special she is! https://tonys-tee-ze.creator-spring.com *We are told that they will replace items that are not clearly printed.* Any questions or problems you may have, you have to deal with them directly. They have good customer service.
Also check out https://www.teepublic.com/user/tony-tee-ze.

"tif Tipotega Italiana is one of the best publishing and printing house in Cornuda, Italy, not far from Venice. It also ...
02/27/2021

"tif Tipotega Italiana is one of the best publishing and printing house in Cornuda, Italy, not far from Venice. It also houses some of the most beautiful,historical printing machines and a numerous collection of type cases I have ever seen. I was honored to lecture there as part of Paul Shaw's 'Legacy of Letters' tours. The first is a large rough sketch I gifted to them. Later, Sandro, the principal manager, asked me to do finished art. I proceeded to do the final sketch from which the digitized art is derived." -Tony Di Spigna

A few of the drawings Tony did over the years, during his leisure time.
02/10/2021

A few of the drawings Tony did over the years, during his leisure time.

PSYCHIATRY. (Another illustration by Tony).
01/29/2021

PSYCHIATRY. (Another illustration by Tony).

PSYCHIATRY. (Another illustration by Tony).

One more...8. A home without a book is like a person without a mind.
01/28/2021

One more...
8. A home without a book is like a person without a mind.

One more...
8. A home without a book is like a person without a mind.

Some 'pencil paintings', (pencil on canvas) of thoughts Tony had over the years,  as a respit from his regular work. 1. ...
01/27/2021

Some 'pencil paintings', (pencil on canvas) of thoughts Tony had over the years, as a respit from his regular work.
1. Love is like a frame beautifully waiting for it's masterpiece. (A line poetry by Tony's daughter, Angelica Di Spigna).

2. A wise man knows how ignorant he is.

3. If a design is crap, adding color to it will give you colorful crap.

4. A wedding is like a funeral without a coffin.

5. A good artist should be able to tell the difference between dada & doo doo.

6. When you forget to zip up your fly, it's time to retire.

7. If I were God, I would make s**t smell like chocolate.

A poster expressing one of Tony's favorite dictums, "L  SS IS MOREE."
01/23/2021

A poster expressing one of Tony's favorite dictums, "L SS IS MOREE."

A poster expressing one of Tony's favorite dictums, "L SS IS MOREE."

"Though this may seem alarming and extreme, but the few times I'm out of lockdown shopping for food, I've seen too many ...
01/09/2021

"Though this may seem alarming and extreme, but the few times I'm out of lockdown shopping for food, I've seen too many people still not wearing masks and practicing social distance. It boggles my mind that they can't comply with this simple request even though they may disagree with this message. It doesn't take away their freedom. They are simply being asked to cooperate in helping to fight a pandemic. I was shocked when it was claiming a thousand lives per day. Now we've reached over four thousand lives per day and continues to spiral upward. We are truly FU**ED if we continue to ignore the obvious! This message is exactly what I wanted to scream at them." -Tony

An idea Tony had for a watch or a wall clock.
01/06/2021

An idea Tony had for a watch or a wall clock.

A drawing for a sculpture idea Tony did in the Summer of 1993, while in Ischia, Italy.
01/02/2021

A drawing for a sculpture idea Tony did in the Summer of 1993, while in Ischia, Italy.

Poster for NAPOLI. Tony's island hometown of Forio in Ischia, is a province of Naples.
01/02/2021

Poster for NAPOLI. Tony's island hometown of Forio in Ischia, is a province of Naples.

This time of the year is always a struggle for people to get an appropriate gift for loved ones. We hope some of the mer...
12/22/2020

This time of the year is always a struggle for people to get an appropriate gift for loved ones. We hope some of the merchandise we posted will make it easier for you. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Tony! https://www.teepublic.com/user/tony-tee-ze
**PS. teespring and teepublic are independent printers and distributors. Tony does Not set the prices and *We're told that they will replace items that are not clearly printed.**Any questions or problems you may have, you have to deal with them directly. They have good customer service.**

Tony designed this for "Noodle Pudding", one of the best Italian restaurants in Brooklyn. Truly authentic great food. Th...
12/19/2020

Tony designed this for "Noodle Pudding", one of the best Italian restaurants in Brooklyn. Truly authentic great food. The chef and owner is from his home town in Ischia, Italy.

Tony's personal art and sculpture work that he's done over the years when he takes off for the summer in Ischia, Italy. ...
12/14/2020

Tony's personal art and sculpture work that he's done over the years when he takes off for the summer in Ischia, Italy. Below is information for each piece.

#2. "N**e with 6 strokes". Chalk on rusted metal.

#3. "Toilet Paper" Idea sketches done many years ago from his notebooks of ideas.

#4. "Neon Jesus" .."I'm the light of the world." He intended this to be a large altarpiece in a church that he roughly sketched out.
He intended it to be built in his hometown in Ischia, Italy. Howevet he doubts whether the church and municipal authorities would ever allow it to be built.

For #flashbackfriday Flashback to winning an Emmy for ‘Imported from Brooklyn’ film produced by Douglas Davis and direct...
12/11/2020

For #flashbackfriday Flashback to winning an Emmy for ‘Imported from Brooklyn’ film produced by Douglas Davis and directed by Josh Kapusinski of CityTech. #tonydispigna #legendsofbrooklyn #emmy #emmyaward #winner #awardwinningdesigner #importedfrombrooklyn #brooklynartists #spencerianlegend #documentaryfilm #spencerianscript #handlettering

Hi all, it's that time of year again! You can check out Tony's additional merchandise by going to https://www.teepublic....
12/06/2020

Hi all, it's that time of year again! You can check out Tony's additional merchandise by going to https://www.teepublic.com/user/tony-tee-ze OR by going to https://teespring.com/stores/tonys-tee-ze.com. **PS. teespring and teepublic are independent printers and distributors. Tony does Not set the prices and *We're told that they will replace items that are not clearly printed.**
Any questions or problems you may have, you have to deal with them directly. They have good customer service.* Be Safe & Happy Holidays!

Tony's new posters.
10/31/2020

Tony's new posters.

Here's a poster design Tony did for a contest.
10/27/2020

Here's a poster design Tony did for a contest.

"I'm sad to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, the multi-talented Ed Benguiat, who passed away yesterday. H...
10/16/2020

"I'm sad to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, the multi-talented Ed Benguiat, who passed away yesterday. He was with us at the Lubalin Studio for a few years where he did some of his best work. He was a great designer and a good human being. He was always generous in giving me helpful advice. I will miss him terribly." -Tony

"Octoberfest" T-shirts as well!  "Prost!"🍻🍁🍂https://www.teepublic.com/user/tony-tee-zeIF by any chance there's a problem...
09/28/2020

"Octoberfest" T-shirts as well! "Prost!"🍻🍁🍂
https://www.teepublic.com/user/tony-tee-ze
IF by any chance there's a problem with the print please take a pic and email customer service about it, they will send you a free replacement!

A couple of idea sketches Tony designed years ago that he is now executing during this Coronavirus period. More to come.
08/04/2020

A couple of idea sketches Tony designed years ago that he is now executing during this Coronavirus period. More to come.

Tony's flag design was selected for the Rockefeller Flag Project! It will be flying along with many other selections.
07/29/2020

Tony's flag design was selected for the Rockefeller Flag Project! It will be flying along with many other selections.

Here's another poster Tony illustrated and designed against the COVID-19 crisis.
05/20/2020

Here's another poster Tony illustrated and designed against the COVID-19 crisis.

Here's another poster Tony illustrated and designed for the United Nations call to prevent the spread of the coronavirus...
04/28/2020

Here's another poster Tony illustrated and designed for the United Nations call to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The documentary on Tony Di Spigna; "Imported from Brooklyn" WON the NY Emmy that streamed live earlier tonight! Congratu...
04/26/2020

The documentary on Tony Di Spigna; "Imported from Brooklyn" WON the NY Emmy that streamed live earlier tonight! Congratulations to Tony Di Spigna, Doug Davis, Josh Kapusinski and all those involved in the making of this wonderful documentary!!

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