Nightmare before Christmas

If there is a graphic designer in your life, you already know that they can be the hardest people to please with a gift, and this task becomes especially complicated before Christmas. Gift buying for the design-savvy is not only difficult and time-consuming, it can even become intimidating. Graphic designers might seem a bit weirdoes… Continue reading Nightmare before Christmas

Music copyrights f**k

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Since the origins of humankind, music has enriched people’s personal lives, but today, we also know that music can enrich our professional life too. Some studies affirm that, people who listen to music while they work, perform quicker and make fewer errors. Listening to music while working is, in fact, very important to me. For… Continue reading Music copyrights f**k

Please welcome (back) title safe area

iPhone X rounded corners radius

Anticipated by spoilers the iPhone X is here, and rounded corners are back with a vengeance. I did not peek through the leaked iOS 11, I probably wouldn’t know where to look for because I am a designer, not a developer, still, using the official marketing images I took sometime to imagine the measurements of the… Continue reading Please welcome (back) title safe area

Goodby to Medium isometric flat hills

Medium Monograms Comparison, from 2012 to now (august 2017)

As you probably already noticed Medium has just gifted itself with a new logo, again. The last one did not last two years, and for how much I did like the style I never quite understood the design process behind it. The today one makes much more sense to me as it fits in a… Continue reading Goodby to Medium isometric flat hills

Francesco Franchi on Robinson

Francesco Franchi - Come si disegna un settimanale (Robinson)

After being internationally awarded for “IL” Francesco Franchi, Art Director of Robinson, talks about his latest creature, the 40 pages sunday insert of arguably the main newspaper in Italy, Repubblica. In the great surroundings of MAST museum, in Bologna, Repubblica today met readers to talk about “How to”. Franchi was there to speak about his job in the… Continue reading Francesco Franchi on Robinson

Paper lovers little rascals

And while the perverse discussion about whether eBooks sells better than paper books is making people go crazy, a bunch of “little rascals” is organizing a festival (or a party, as they prefer to define it) devoted to paper. But, how? Wasn’t it dead? It seemed to be only good for wiping our butts and blowing our noses; nevertheless, paper is here to stay. Paper. What is… Continue reading Paper lovers little rascals

Signs of Italy

1955 "Torrefazione Caffè" sign by Vetreria Marisaldi Modena.

Italy heritage of talented artisans, painters, sculptors is rich. Not talking here about Botticelli or Michelangelo though… I am talking about the unknown artists whose craft decorated our shops, streets, and even manhole covers with letters. It has been a pleasure travelling to Modena with friends Matteo and Eugenio yesterday to attend James Clough speech on the reissue of Lazy… Continue reading Signs of Italy