NOT PAVED WITH GOLD
Italian-Canadian Immigrants in the 1970s
by Vincenzo Pietropaolo
Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been documenting the life of the Italian community in Toronto almost since his family arrived in Canada in the 1950s. This collection of black and white photographs and essays focuses on the everyday lives of immigrant Italians with the particular intimacy and fondness of an inside observer.
When I think of Toronto there is one typeface that immediately comes to mind: the lettering style used for the Toronto subway, which I digitized as Toronto Subway to make it publicly available. I joked with the publisher that if they didn't like Toronto Subway, we could always use that quintessial 1970s typeface, Serif Gothic.