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Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

Creative Conversations on the Microscale | Interview with Maurizio Montalti

  When you think about fungi what comes to mind? You might think of mushrooms in a supermarket or spores spreading in a dark space, but where we see the conventional, Italian designer Maurizio Montalti sees a series of possibilities that transcends the boundaries of design, art, science and engineering.     After receiving a...
Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles' Little Italy

Marianna Gatto | Interview with a Voice for Los Angeles’ Little Italy

  Ask someone walking down the street in New York where Little Italy is and the person will point the way for you, but ask the same question in downtown Los Angeles and all you’re likely to get is a puzzled expression.  Historian, author, educator and advocate Marianna Gatto is determined to change this situation...
New Street Ghosts | Paolo Cirio

New Street Ghosts | Paolo Cirio

Haunting Google’s Street View Brooklyn-based Italian artist Paolo Cirio creates provocative and intellectually stimulating media interventions that challenge us to take a closer look at everyday processes of communication. As part of his Google Street Ghosts project, has just added 7 new wheat-pasted posters to the walls of Williamsburg and Bushwick.        ...
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Digital Inspiration from the Dark Side of the Kitchen | Interview with Graphic Designers Giuliano Antonio Lo Re & Matteo Gallinelli

Digital Inspiration from the Dark Side of the Kitchen | Interview with Graphic Designers Giuliano Antonio Lo Re & Matteo Gallinelli

An original idea While we have always been intrigued by the mystery surrounding the night sky, stars and planets, Italian digital artists Giuliano Antonio Lo Re and Matteo Gallinelli invite us to take a look at this distant world  through an unexpected lens. Using ordinary household frying pans, the graphic designers created celestial bodies for...
Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Italian Hats a Head Above the Rest | Interview with the Designers of SuperDuper Hats

Tuscan millinery It all started with an old wooden hat block found in a flea market. Almost as in a fairy tale, this vintage inspiration gave birth to a far-reaching Made in Italy story that changed the lives of Veronica Cornacchini, Ilaria Cornacchini and Matteo Gioli and became SuperDuper Hats. Driven by a passion for...
Craftsmanship Beyond the Crowd | Interview with M.L., the Founder of Delirious Eyewear

Craftsmanship Beyond the Crowd | Interview with M.L., the Founder of Delirious Eyewear

Absolutely unique sunglasses Forget the standardized production techniques put in place by Henry Ford. Forget focus groups and the lengthy statistics involved in market analysis.  Back in 2012 that’s just what M.L. did and today that drastic refusal has turned into Delirious Eyewear, a collection of unbranded sunglasses handmade in Italy. With a desire to...
Giorgio by Moroder | Daft Punk Featuring Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio by Moroder | Daft Punk Featuring Giorgio Moroder

The legend that is Giorgio Moroder and his collaboration with Daft Punk Today more than ever, DJs are becoming the new stars, but what about the birth of disco music, the musical genre that gave rise to these stars? As part of their album Random Access Memories, Daft Punk features the story of the pioneer of...
Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

Perfect Design Down Under | Interview with Federico Maccapani

An Italian Graphic Designer in Australia Growing up in Varese, Federico Maccapani knew he probably wanted to live outside of Italy one day, but as he played with his cousins around their textile factory and attended their fashion shows, he had no idea just how far that dream would take him. A passion for graphic...
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...
Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Never Without a Smile | Interview with Illustrator Elena Xausa

Visit Elena Xausa’s online portfolio and you might notice something strange: her logo is moving. The hand-drawn set of slightly squinty googly eyes looks from side to side and blinks, as though happily contemplating the world beyond the computer. It’s the perfect introduction to a young Italian artist who is colorful, sweet but crazy, and...
Get Loud! | Interview with Rock Band KingQueen

Get Loud! | Interview with Rock Band KingQueen

The rock band KingQueen might be based in LA, but if you consider the fact that Sabrina, the lead singer, is a Polish-Italian raised in Sweden, while the bassist, Marky, is American and the guitarist and drummer, Dario and Edoardo, are both Italian, then the group starts to seem more Italian than American! Despite what...
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...