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The Picture Man

It’s an existence full of twists and turns that of Gusmano Cesaretti, a famous Italian photographer naturalized American. We want to retrace a brief part of his story through an interview conducted in 2018 by photographer and creative director Stefano Lemon.

The line as a metaphor for life

Taking the occasion of our re – edition of «Linea»,a delightful typographic children’s book originally published in 1999, scholar and typographer Alessandro Corubolo pays tribute to Alessandro Zanella, an extraordinary Veronese private printer, publisher, artist and friend.

The Billboard Liberation Front Handbook

The Billboard Liberation Front, founded by Jack Napier and Irving Glikk in 1977, devoted itself to altering large billboards, particularly those of major brands such as McDonald’s and Apple, by twisting their message with text or image changes as a form of taking over spaces dominated by commercial communication.

The mannequin watching us

Some reflections by philosopher and professor of Aesthetics Andrea Pinotti, contained in Guido Scarabottolo’s book: «I ragazzi del bazar di Kashan».

Make the invisible visible

An extract from the afterword to the last effort of the famous photographer from Modena Franco Fontana, «Invisible», edited by Lorenzo Respi. In sixty years of his career Fontana has photographed what is not seen, managing to fix through the frame an ‘other’ image that is abstracted from reality, free from the subject portrait.

Lettering in cinema

Luca Barcellona analyzes the imaginative lettering used by painters such as Sandro Symeoni or Enrico De Seta. His story jumps from film to film, showing how the application of painting and calligraphy to lettering in cinema constitutes a fascinating discipline.

A conversation with Lorenzo Mattotti

The interview that Lorenzo Mattotti gave for Artribune on 16 October 2020, answering questions by Elena Arzani. The occasion was the recent inauguration of the exhibition «Patagonia», curated by Melania Gazzotti, which was held at the cultural center Mutty from October 4 to November 5, 2020.

Ljubov’ Popova – The fotomontage

Ljubov’ Popova, a leading figure in Russian constructivism and a lecturer at Vchutemas, was active in various fields of the project, from visual communication to textile design to set design, always in a revolutionary key.

Armando’s second step

Some remarks by Mario Piazza in the introduction to Armando Milani’s latest volume, Incontri, where the well known designer collects one hundred anecdotes that have marked his creative path.