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Grandi Magazzini Italiani E & A Mele | Vintage Italian Department Store

Grandi Magazzini Italiani E & A Mele | Vintage Italian Department Store

The golden age of Naples Venture beyond the hustle and bustle of the historic core of Naples, into the seaside areas of Chiaia and Posillipo and up to the hills of Vomero and you will find buildings decorated with the curving floral forms and arched windows typical of art nouveau architecture. Take a walk among...
Identity in 3D | Interview with Italian Graffiti Writer and Artist Peeta

Identity in 3D | Interview with Italian Graffiti Writer and Artist Peeta

  When you imagine graffiti you probably think a of flat image painted on a wall. If this is the case, then Italian artist Peeta’s work will defy your expectations. With formal training in industrial design and a love for sculpture, Peeta, also known as Manuel di Rita, has developed a unique 3D style of...
An Honorable Italian Tattoo Artist | Interview with Marco Cerretelli

An Honorable Italian Tattoo Artist | Interview with Marco Cerretelli

  Since I’d heard that Marco Cerretelli’s career as a tattoo artist began with a prison style tattoo gun crafted from a walkman, toothbrush and pen, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I went to meet him on a beautiful sunny day in West Hollywood. Born and raised in Campi di Bisenzio outside of...
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Immediate Voyeurism | Interview with Photographer Marco Marzocchi

Immediate Voyeurism | Interview with Photographer Marco Marzocchi

When you come across the photo of someone whose work you find interesting, you’ll inevitably search the image for clues about what that person is like. That’s exactly what I did with Italian photographer Marco Marzocchi. Marco has the slightly tousled hair of someone who is pretty easygoing. One half of his face is hidden...
The Art of Information Intervention | Interview with Italian Artist Paolo Cirio

The Art of Information Intervention | Interview with Italian Artist Paolo Cirio

  Whether you call him a media and information artist, sculptor, manipulator or hacker, Brooklyn-based Italian artist Paolo Cirio’s provocative art interventions grab attention by challenging conventional ideas about how we communicate with each other. In P2P Gift Cards he created illegal counterfeit virtual money. For Street Ghosts he printed images of people captured in Google street...
Won't Stop | Interview with Italian Artist Rae Martini

Won’t Stop | Interview with Italian Artist Rae Martini

Introducing the  Gold Standard in Creativity When I first saw Rae Martini’s 24 Carat Dirt video I got fired up about his art and not just because in the clip he’s spraying gasoline on a canvas engulfed in flames. Before young artists were sharing their work with each other and the world over the internet, Rae...
Francesco Vezzola | From Cut-offs to Street Style

Francesco Vezzola | From Cut-offs to Street Style

He might rank as a top blogger  (Vogue.it blogger of the day, best moustache in the blogosphere) but Francesco Vezzola makes it clear that he’s not one of  ”those” bloggers.  While Francesco is from the (very small) San Felice di Benaco, he lives between Italy and Austria and his blog PIMPUMPAM combines photography with QAs...
Olimpia Zagnoli Makes Me Smile: Interview with an Italian Illustrator

Olimpia Zagnoli Makes Me Smile: Interview with an Italian Illustrator

  Olimpia Zagnoli makes me smile.  It’s not a cutesy “Oh, isn’t that sweet” kind of smile, nor is it a “Wow! I’ve just won the lottery” smile.  It’s simply a happy smile that comes from finding an artist who mixes visually magnetic colors with a touch of humor and then  adds a pinch of...
A Swiss-Italian Improvisation | Interview with Rocco Somazzi

A Swiss-Italian Improvisation | Interview with Rocco Somazzi

The first thing that I find incredible about Rocco Somazzi is just how un-incredible he seems when you first meet him.  No visibly frazzled nerves. None of the obsessive phone checking that many busy people show.  No toe-tapping.  No yawning.  Nothing that reveals how much he has going on in his life.  Just a slight...
Flavio Melchiorre | Creative Hypnotist

Flavio Melchiorre | Creative Hypnotist

Back in January, when I first saw these bright, obsessive patterns I was, well…mesmerized. While they are more intricate and graphic than the black ball-point mazes etched into the back of high school notebooks or the graffiti tags crafted in a young artist’s blackbook, Flavio’s digitally developed pieces remind me of similarly self-contained and doodled...
RAW Artists

RAW Artists

Red velvet ropes.  My mind wanders to trivia-land and considers completely irrelevant questions I will probably forget in a couple of hours, such as:  Why red? For the same reason the carpet at the Oscars is red? But, I know I have seen blue and purple velvet ropes before…Actually, why bother using velvet on the rope...
The 25 Interchangeable Personalities of Paolo Gabrielli aka GABRIELS

The 25 Interchangeable Personalities of Paolo Gabrielli aka GABRIELS

When I say I am a liar I am obviously lying