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    The book, edited by Melania Gazzotti, stems from an experience in Tuscany, in the summer. It marks the beginning of an editorial collaboration with the Mutty cultural space in Castiglione delle Stiviere, whose bookshop moves to Castagneto Carducci, in the hills facing the sea, in fine weather.

    Olimpia Zagnoli, invited by Mutty to hold a summer workshop there, takes us on an exploration of an expressive territory she has never before tackled: landscape. She does so by going through the entire creative process, starting from careful and acute observation, breaking down perceived reality with the use of techniques that are unusual or new to her, distorting its colours, and reconstructing it with her own unmistakable style, to finally arrive at transmitting a vision of the same transformed reality. As often happens in summer.

    The reader will be able to follow the entire generative and investigative path, from the sketches to the digital plates, to the tasty textual interventions – also unusual for the artist – and thus better appreciate the fruit of this extraordinary work. An unpublished within the unpublished, therefore, a book that shares the point of view of one of Italy’s best-loved illustrators, a precious testimony that cannot be missed on the enthusiast’s shelf: new themes, new techniques, new approach. In the sign of an unmistakable style, the landscape seen through Olimpia’s large round glasses.

    Edited by Melania Gazzotti
    Texts by lva Buselli, Melania Gazzotti, Sandra Gobbato, Stefano Salis, Olimpia Zagnoli
    Photos by Miro Zagnoli
    Book design by Bunker

    16.5 × 22.5 cm
    80 pages
    Hardback
    Italian/English
    Isbn 978-88-98030-09-5
    First published September 2016

  • TYPS16_03
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    “Writing becomes art and individual letters take on a life of their own”.
    – La Repubblica

    The first published monograph on the artist is now available in a new, larger softcover edition. The book features hundreds of drawings including commissioned works, personal projects, performances and many never-before-seen works. Barcelona is internationally regarded as one of the most important lettering artists working today. Ideal for calligraphers, graphic designers, type designers, art directors, advertising professionals, illustrators and students.

    For Luca Barcellona, letters are the building blocks of his creations. From Carolingian to tags, from quill pen to spray can, Barcellona takes the ancient craft of lettering to new heights with the inventiveness and talent of a contemporary virtuoso. His surprising, expressive and original forms and compositions open up unexplored territory, laying the foundations for a new style of lettering. Barcelona’s versatile work is admired and commissioned by major brands in fashion, music, film and publishing.

    With contributions by: Charles ‘Chaz’ Bojórquez, legendary urban artist from Los Angeles, who began his career in the Chicano scene of the late 1960s and over the years has successfully transitioned from the street to the art gallery; Giovanni De Faccio, professional calligrapher, typeface designer (his best known is Rialto DF), and founding member of the Associazione Calligrafica Italiana. He is internationally renowned for his teaching and dedication to the promotion of calligraphy. He teaches calligraphy and type design at the New Design University in St. Pölten, Austria. Nicola ‘Dee Mo’ Peressoni made his debut in the late 1980s as an illustrator of European hardcore punk covers, posters and fanzines and went on to work in hip hop, becoming a pioneering figure in graffiti and Italian rap. His writings have been published in “Max”, “Rumore” and “Rolling Stone”.

    Texts by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio and Nicola ‘Dee Mo’ Peressoni
    Interview by Chaz Bojórquez
    Original book design by Pitis
    Paperback edition with revised layout by Bunker

    23 × 33 cm
    240 pages
    Over 400 full color illustrations
    Paperback
    English/Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-02-6
    First published March 2016

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    «I like the idea of telling stories about surfing, the group of people we put together… That’s what I like most»
    Luca Merli

    “Onde Nostre. Guarda dove ti ho portato” is an exploration of the Italian surf culture through the captivating images and suggestive artworks by a group of surfers, film-makers, photographers and surf personalities.

    The Italian surf scene is captured in wonderful and emotional shots by Giovanni Barberis, Matteo Ferrari and Filippo Maffei who are – together with Luca Merli, film-maker and true soul of Onde Nostre project – involved into the surf world themselves.

    Luca Barcellona, with his unmistakable lettering, contributes to express and transmit the mood of the project starting from the cover.
    The book contains the audio-cd with the soundtrack of the journey told in the pages. The disc – also available as a free download for the purchaser – proposes tracks, some unpublished, taken from the two movies and the episodes produced for the web by Onde Nostre.

    Photographs by Giovanni Barberis, Matteo Ferrari, Filippo Maffei
    Art direction by Luca Merli
    Calligraphy by Luca Barcellona
    Book design by Bunker

    16.5 × 22.5 cm + audio CD
    152 full color pages
    Over 100 photographs
    Silver embossed hardcover
    Italian/English
    ISBN 978-88-98030-07-1
    First published June 2015

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    “Art is work.”
    – Milton Glaser

    In this first monograph on the work of Beppe Giacobbe, the artist reminds us that “illustration is a service”. His ironic, conceptual, provocative, and ambivalent drawings are a testament to his unparalleled visual problem-solving skills. Like a film soundtrack, Giacobbe’s illustrations set the tone of a text, signaling its potential tensions, contradictions, or problems: we see an Orthodox Jew perched atop a roll of barbed wire, an astronaut carrying a bucket containing the entire universe, a sports car with snails where there would normally be wheels. With great simplicity and lightness, Beppe Giacobbe offers a worldview that invites us to reflect on the current state of things.

    This collection of over 250 illustrations is subdivided into key topics—alienation, hope, identity, etc.—and sorted alphabetically like a visual dictionary. The book’s user friendliness remains faithful to the concept of service, such that the reader gains a better understanding of the artist’s point of view and the origins of his figurative style, which has garnered him widespread esteem and continues to win over new fans from the up-and-coming generation.

    Texts by Gianluigi Colin, Paolo Di Stefano, Edgardo Franzosini, Marina Mander
    Interview by Matteo Bologna
    Book design by Pitis

    21 × 25,5 cm (8 ½ × 10″)
    288 pages
    More than 250 illustrations
    Softcover
    English/Italian
    Isbn 97-888-98030-04-0
    First published December 2013

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    There is more than what meets the eye in Matthew Albanese’s captivating works. From an erupting volcano to a sweeping tornado to the landing on the moon, nothing is quite what it appears to be. Welcome to the extra-ordinary world of Matthew Albanese, where glaciers are not made of ice but of sugar, salt, egg whites, food coloring, flour and light.

    Albanese meticulously fabricates and then photographs small-scale models of complex panoramic vistas, such as wind-blown willows on stormy rivers and raging forest fires, using humble materials including cotton batting, boiled sugar candy, sand, and feathers. By masterly manipulating the scale, depth of field, balance and lighting, he alters the appearance of the materials to create dramatic and emotionally evocative landscapes. This beautifully designed book brings together for the first time all the photographs in the Strange World series, including a new work made especially for the publication. The book features an engaging essay by David Revere McFadden, behind-the-scenes images of the miniature worlds, and insightful text by the artist on the process of his work.

    Tests by Matthew Albanese
    Essay by David Revere McFadden
    Book design Pitis

    22.5 × 28 cm (9 × 11”)
    96 pages
    105 color plates
    Hardcover
    English
    Isbn 978-88-98030-03-3

  • TYPS_04
     500,00

    “Luca Barcellona shatters the boundaries as he blends his street sensibility with fine penmanship.”
    — Letter Arts Review

    For Luca Barcellona, Italian graphic designer and calligrapher, letters are the building blocks of his creations. From Carolingian to tags, from the quill to the spray can, Barcellona takes the age-old craft of lettering to new heights with the inventiveness and talent of a contemporary virtuoso. His striking, expressive, and original letterforms and compositions open onto uncharted territory, laying the foundations of a new writing style.

    Take Your Pleasure Seriously (a quote by the designers Charles and Ray Eames) serves as a leitmotif for Barcellona who turned his passion into a way of life, first as a graffiti artist and then as a professional calligrapher. His production spans a broad spectrum from the reproduction of a world globe from 1569 to brand identities, book covers, ad campaigns, and performances.

    This beautifully designed artist book features hundreds of drawings made over the last decade including commissioned work (Carhartt, Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Red Bull, Universal, etc.), personal projects, performances, and many never-seen-before work. The book will fascinate and inspire anybody who works with letters or is interested in how they look.

    Contributors: Charles “Chaz” Bojórquez legendary urban artist from Los Angeles, began his career in the Chicano scene of the late 1960s and over the years shifted successfully from street to gallery artist; Giovanni De Faccio is a professional calligrapher, typeface designer (his most well-known is Rialto DF), and founding member of the Italian Calligraphic Association. He is internationally renowned for his teaching and dedication to the promotion of calligraphy. He teaches calligraphy and type design at the New Design University in St. Pölten, Austria; Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni debuted in the late eighties as an illustrator of European hardcore punk covers, posters, and fanzines, and went on to work in hip hop, becoming a pioneering figure in Italian graffiti and rap. His writing has been published in Max, Rumore, and Rolling Stone Italy.

    Text by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio and Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni
    Interview by Chaz Bojórquez
    Book design Pitis

    Collector’s Limited Edition of 50 copies
    Each book signed, numbered, and personalized by the artist with the purchaser’s name
    Includes an original work by the artist on cotton paper 16 × 18 cm (6 ¼ × 7”).
    Housed in an embossed clothbound clamshell box
    19 × 27 cm (7 ½ × 10 ½”)
    224 + 32 pages
    Over 400 color plates.
    Clothbound with poster jacket.
    English/Italian
    First published November 2012