ET—ET

Cover of the book ET—ET

Subtitle:

Development of a Multiparametric Interdisciplinary System for Historical-Visual Analysis: The Trade Fair and Commercial Typographic Manifesto in Rovigo Between the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.

Year:

2019

Institute:

Supervisor:

Mauro Bubbico

Co-supervisor:

Valentina Rachiele

Papers:

Heaven 42 130g/m2, 300g/m2

The project

ET-ET was founded as a research thesis initiative for a specialization in publishing graphics at ISIA U in Urbino. The primary objective of this project is to create a prototype method of analysis that can be employed to examine archival documents, utilizing both historical and graphic analysis. The focus of this study is the exploration of fair and commercial posters, mainly typographical, that were produced between the 19th and early 20th centuries in Rovigo.

Digital Humanities

I developed a tagging system to describe 54 archival documents, which was designed based on the cataloging standards of REICAT and ISBN. In addition to the classic cataloging concepts, it also considered aspects of historical and graphic nature. Based on this tagging system, I created a website for private use only, which serves as a search filter for the study sample. It’s worth noting that this project falls within the scope of Digital Humanities, as it combines computational tools with graphic and historical study.

Web design

The website was developed exclusively for desktop use and for private access only, as requested by the conservatory entities of the archival documents involved: the Accademia dei Concordi in Rovigo and the Archivio di Stato in Rovigo. The main challenge was to create a filter of 178 tags, ensuring that even null data would be useful for analysis, and following an “and” logic. Additionally, the filter needed to calculate and display percentage statistical data to the user each time the selection was modified using the filters. As a result, drawing analytical conclusions was straightforward, demonstrating the usefulness of the tool at hand.

Editorial design

The book ET-ET was designed to present the entire study and project material, from the tagging system to the adopted norms and website. Additionally, it serves to articulate the results obtained from the analysis of the sample through textual chapters, cards, and infographics. Moreover, each document is listed at the end of the book section with its respective tagging table description. The project was also showcased during the 2020 Torino Graphic Days, as part of the exhibition project Singolare Plurale.

Cover of the book ET—ET
Homepage of the private website of ET—ET
Pagina di analisi del sito del progetto ET—ET con visualizzazione standard
Analysis page of the website of the project ET—ET, miniatures visualization
A single poster description page of ET–ET project
Introduction to the project of the book "ET—ET"
Index of the book "ET—ET"
Opening pages of the first section of the book "ET—ET" on theoretical foundations
The pages with the tag system designed for the "ET—ET" project
Opening of the first chapter "The Archives" of the book "ET—ET"
Opening of the third chapter of the book "ET—ET"
Opening of the second part of the book "ET—ET"
Some pages from the fourth chapter of the book "ET—ET"
Some pages from the third chapter of the book "ET—ET"
Opening of the fourth part of the book "ET—ET"
Some pages from the seventh chapter of the book "ET—ET"
Some pages from the seventh chapter of the book "ET—ET"
A double page of the eighth chapter of the book ET-ET in which you see a card of one of the historical periods analyzed
Some infographics related to the grid system used in the sample analyzed in the ET-ET project
Some tables related to the sample analyzed in the ET-ET project
Some infographics related to the sample analyzed in the ET-ET project
Some infographics related to the sample analyzed in the ET-ET project
Opening of the fifth and last part of the book ET—ET
One of the posters analyzed in the ET-ET project
One of the posters analyzed in the ET-ET project
One of the posters analyzed in the ET-ET project
One of the posters analyzed in the ET-ET project
One of the posters analyzed in the ET-ET project

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