For drawing fans on Instagram, Diego Cusano‘s account is an incredible source of inspiration. The illustrator takes every day objects and creates fun draws of animals and daily life situations that he shares on Instagram for a guaranted viral effect. A smart way of showing graphic art on social networks. Continue reading »
This master of mockery is Italian college student Emanuele Ferrari. It’s fun seeing how he transforms everyday items like toilet paper and egg cartons into outfits that actually resemble expensive fashion. Continue reading »
How do you preserve historical visual culture in an endless sea of new imagery? How can you interest newer generations in older design? Italian designer Gianluca Gimini believes the solution is footwear. Yes, you read that right: Gimini’s project Sneakered is an effort to preserve and promote Italian designs by transposing vintage product packaging onto contemporary shoes. Continue reading »
Matteo Stucchi is a pastry chef from Monza, Italy, who builds playful tasty-looking worlds using only desserts and and fills them with little figurines. Continue reading »
David Burdeny captures the stunning architecture of the Italian peninsula. From north to south, Burdeny’s sharp eye takes the viewer into unique spaces, some still private residences, others transformed into museums, others shuttered permanently and falling into decay. His compositional symmetry and attention to light and color betray his background as a practicing architect, as he gives value to the structure as a living, breathing figure. It’s easy to imagine the phantoms of history past floating through the scenery. Continue reading »
Italian artist Manuel Di Rita, aka Peeta, using various gradients and shadows, obtains an amazing effect that makes the paintings look like they hover off the surface. Continue reading »
The artistic activity of Jorit is unique because he carries out graffiti and paintings on canvas at a very high technical level.He declares that his aim is to portray as close as possible to reality. This is possible only after a very thorough analysis and, subsequently, scrupulous reproduction with all kind of painting techniques.Together with this high technical level, Jorit sends an ethical message, has accompanied him since he started to paint. He considers the human face the most characterising part of humanity, almost like a totem to venerate. That is why he has concentrated on painting human faces with all their peculiarities. Continue reading »
Civitacampomarano is a small village in the province of Campobasso with just 400 souls, mainly elderly. In this village, rich in folk traditions, Internet is a partially unknown world: mobile phones have difficulty working and the data connection is practically nonexistent. Continue reading »
An Italian has created his very own theme park – built in his spare time over 40 years in the woods near his restaurant. The restauranteur, known only as Bruno, has hand-built the amusement park filled with swings, seesaws, a ferris wheel and even a roller coaster, in Montello, northern Italy.
Bruno started in 1969 shortly after setting up grill restaurant Ai Pioppi in northern Italy. He was looking for hooks to join chairs together in his restaurant when a local welder suggest he do the work himself. Since then, as well as building his restaurant to seat 500 people, he has also built increasingly bigger rides as part of his nearby hand-made amusement park.
Design collaboration between 22 leading Swiss and Italian designers that will be exhibited in Zurich and Milan in 2011 and published in a book distributed across Italy, Switzerland and Europe.