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    Line-which can take many directions, flow along winding rivers, fall into the mysterious depths of existence, and then re-emerge and overcome mountains and bodies of water-is a metaphor for life, in the form of a short, intense visual narrative.

    Linea saw the light of day in 1999. Conceived, written, designed and printed by Alessandro Zanella under the Ampersand banner – the publishing house under which he published his own volumes – in sixty copies drawn with the press, dedicated to his daughters Anita and Francesca, as the author himself reveals at the end of the tale.

    A delightful and light edition, symbolic in its narrative, vibrant in its essentiality. Essentiality that is anything but simple: “simplicity is the most complicated thing in the world,” Vico Magistretti reminds us, and indeed this work, so fluid, so clean, is the result of a long gestation and a slow and careful production.

    Today Lazy Dog is pleased and proud to present a new anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies, which traces in every way the first publication, including the two ‘pop-ups’ inside. Only a dust jacket, designed by Bunker, has been added, which together with the introductory text constitute the only interventions not present in the original.

    The intent is to restore intact the spirit that generated this fine volume, ideally destined for the smiles of many more little boys and girls.

    Texts, illustrations and original design by Alessandro Zanella
    Adaptation Paolo Galvani
    Cover Design Bunker
    16 × 23.8 cm
    32 pages
    Glued Leporello
    Hardback with cloth spine and dust jacket

    Anastatic edition in 499 numbered copies
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-67-5
    First edition April 2024

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    “Antologia di cultura grafica” is the new series dedicated to the history of visual communication. Edited by Alessandro Colizzi and Silvia Sfligiotti, assisted from time to time by one or more guest editors, the series offers a series of volumes, organized around a theme or era, and includes a rich anthology of texts (articles, essays, chapters, excerpts, posters) translated into Italian and introduced by an essay by the editors.

    “Countercultures,” the second volume, contains twenty-five texts and forty-eight color images on the editorial and communicative production of groups and movements active in the political and artistic spheres that have played an essential, though not always recognized, role in the history of visual communication, giving rise to languages of rupture, bearers of alternative visions of society.

    The selected texts and images testify to the birth and spread of ideas, forms of expression and techniques that have made visible some important countercultural movements since World War II, from Situationist détournement to subvertising, from pacifism to environmentalism, from feminism to gender and ethnic minority claims, from the psychedelic revolution to the sexual revolution, from punk provocations to the visual research of underground magazines and Soviet-era samizdats.

    The resulting picture shows how the practical and theoretical action of countercultures, often addressing issues that are still relevant today for the first time, helped change not only visual languages but the very way of doing graphic art, both in approach and style.

    Antologia di cultura grafica 2
    Edited by Francesco Ciaponi & Silvia Sfligiotti
    Book design Bunker and Alessandro Colizzi
    13,5 × 21,5 cm
    276 pages
    Paperback with flaps
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-62-0
    First edition February 2024

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    The collection of essays Progettare per i bambini is born and finds space starting from the idea that a ‘soft and spacious’ form of understanding design can be fertile ground for experimenting and implementing new tools and a different way of understanding an educational community.

    Le macchine del maestro Paolini tells the beautiful story, narrated and illustrated by Veronica Martini, of Paolo Paolini, craftsman by necessity and master by authentic vocation. The book collects the testimony of his daughter and grandson and provides valuable teaching cues, exhibiting the notebooks that Paolini designed with his pupils and the games he invented.

    Alfazoo is not a conventional zoo, it hosts the most unusual animals in the world: wild vowels and consonants close to extinction. With its freshness and modern design, it is hard to believe that this illustrated book by Italian designer Alfredo De Santis was first published in 1968 by Emme Edizioni.

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    The freedom, detached from pre-established models, the skill of the artisans and their creativity make the Italian signs truly extraordinary. In the book L’italia Insegna, James Clough examines them from a historical-aesthetic perspective and critically illustrates the best and worst sides of this unique expression of applied art.

    Jost Hochuli, one of the best known and most appreciated Swiss graphic designers, explains in his essay Il dettaglio in tipografia, how to ensure the best possible experience for readers. To do so, he introduces us to the world of typographical detail or microtypography and analyzes one by one its constituent elements: letter, space between letters, word, space between words, line, line and column of text.

    The edition Fear, finally, through a visual narrative choral, collects the work of the international conference of typography held every year in Milan, «Letterpress Workers». The text explores the sociocultural aspects, starting with the graphic design, freely inspired by the work of the Dutch designer Willem Sandberg, who with his human and professional example has embodied the very spirit of this edition of the conference.

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    The kit includes a copy of «L’architettura degli alberi» and a replica of the poster created for the 1982 exhibition in Modena and Reggio Emilia.

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    Discover Franco Fontana, one of the most internationally renowned contemporary Italian photographers.

    This selection of two titles published by Lazy Dog Press includes «Invisible», Fontana’s latest effort, the return of a meticulous archival research from which many unpublished shots emerged: from more experimental research to more intimate evidence of expressive freedom of the author.

    The second volume is the re-edition of «Skyline», a classic of ’78 that helped pave the way for the new contemporary Italian photography.

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    Original price was: € 81,00.Current price is: € 64,80.

    «Incontri» is a sui generis memorial that the famous designer Armando Milani gives us at the sunset of his career. This book captures through flashes, fragments and plots, the fundamental encounters that most influenced his work and inspired his creative choices. Each anecdote is accompanied by a large selection of images.

    Bob Noorda. A life in the sign of graphics» is a cult book, dedicated to the undisputed master of visual communication Bob Noorda, which reviews half a century of career in which he created more than one hundred and sixty brands. The interview is by Francesco Dondina.

    «The modern question in Europe», the first volume of the series «Anthology of graphic culture», addresses the graphic debate within the modern movement of the years between the two wars, with an extended look at the European continent to include authors of cultures and national histories so far neglected by historiography.

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    Test yourself in the art of letters and deepen this ancient and fascinating discipline, through the teachings of the masters of the Italian calligraphy association.

    What could be better than a gallery of images to draw on to hone your style. Luca Barcellona is an internationally renowned calligrapher, «Take Your Pleasure seriously» is his first monograph.

    With «The Trait” Gerrit Nordzij laid the foundations for a fascinating approach to the discipline of the study of letters. The famous Dutch designer elaborates a universal theory of writing that spans centuries, from the first engravings to the most recent computer works.

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    Discover the master of American street photography .

    This selection includes the two titles of Charles H. Traub published by Lazy Dog. «Dolce Via Nova» is the diary for images of a journey made by Traub in Italy in the 80s, a collection that represents an Italy that has almost dissapered.

    «Skid Row» is a reportage, unpublished for half a century, of the urban undergrowth of America of the 70s. The black and white portraits in this volume depict the homeless of Chicago and New York, with an essay by philosopher Tom Huhn.

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    A careful selection of books and posters by the famous italian calligrapher.
    Use the discount to dive into the work of Luca Barcellona.

    The bundle includes the paperback edition of the first monograph published on the artist, the poster created for the original publication of the volume and the catalogue of the exhibition «Lost in Strokes», held at the Patricia Amorcida gallery in Milan.

     

     

     

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    «Less words more actions to survive».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «War».

    50 70 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Smooth Natural 170 g
    First edition November 2023

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    «Let us stop the aggressor of peace».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «React».

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

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    «A message of love for the world».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with War and React.

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

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    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally published for the first edition of Take Your Pleasure Seriously, the monograph dedicated to Luca Barcellona. The celebrated calligrapher offers us an exploration of the shape of the letters of the alphabet in his typical taste.

    50 × 70 cm
    Paper Artic Volume White 130 g
    First edition November 2012

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    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally spread for the limited edition of Tupigrafia. 2000-2020 Anthology. The four-handed work by Luca Barcellona and Claudio Rocha, made with typographical printing and calligraphic inserts, is the third in a series of three posters.

    30 × 42 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 170 g
    First edition September 2021

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    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally spread for the limited edition of Tupigrafia. 2000-2020 Anthology. The four-handed work by Luca Barcellona and Claudio Rocha, made with typographical printing and calligraphic inserts, is the second in a series of three posters.

    30 × 42 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 170 g
    First edition September 2021