Technique: sublimation print
Summer sweatshirt with shoulder zip.
This is a design taken from a drawing of mine visible in the Paintz category.
It is an exciting start to a series of clothes based on the digital reproduction of my paintings and drawings.
This font was designed and created for the site you are exploring.
The idea is rooted in my personal handwriting and then its digital reproduction. Interesting lesson of three months creating vectors of each individual letter and symbols (for three different languages).
Determination came from motivation to want to see the complete alphabet and be able to write with it. First I designed it by hand on paper after which I learned to use a specific program for creating fonts and so I created as they say from A to Z, the numbers, accents and symbols.
Is a task for people with a good deal of patience, motivation and determination.
Is another one of those unique experiences where the instant inspiration comes you immediately take action.
I made, scanned and sent to print these designs representing our canine loves.
The printing is sublimation, which is a modern technology that allows the ink to transfer directly into the fabric and not on top like a classic screen print.
Thus allowing a long or eternal life to the design on the cloth.
I love that it is original and not a factory printed idea for the masses.
Rather an eco-friendly idea with a concrete style and very close to the personality of individuals.
I had a dream that I longed for so much that I wanted to realize it on my body:
one day, I opened a shrine of my drawings, I became sad because they were there, hidden, inside a shrine..I wanted them alive,
I wanted to wear them and live them.
So, inspired by my mom who under the communist regime that had taken over her land, she was forced from a very young age to sew her own clothes because what was available to her was a commodity for the masses.
Inspired by a beautiful shirt of my grandmother's, whose had prints of designs directly in the fabric, I decided that I wanted to make my own clothes with my own designs printed on them.
Paradoxically, although I did not grow up in a totalitarian regime, what we are living is an illusion of freedom, an illusion of being unique that blinds us from doing good, a false freedom that manipulates us to buy things that we would never even remotely like, and so this gesture of creating my dress
is to remind me that we are still free to choose, to use our hands and our minds and not to leave it to machines and algorithms.
P.S in the absence of a sewing machine, I sewed the dress by hand.
This was the first work I did for myself.
The Bulbz you see in the picture is an old bulb that no longer exists.
My father gave it to me as a gift in my teens to better illuminate my work but has been destroyed over time.
Shortly after his death I was very lost and looking for him in everything and one day I had the idea of photographing this light bulb and giving it a new life, thus digitally applying my photographs (He also loved photography even though he was an electrician and travelled the world in Bohemian style with his camera and nothing else).
That's how they came about, these bulbs that once again light up the world and bring comfort and light to our streets, and I personally like them a lot.
Technique: acrylic on wood.
This was a commission for a graduation gift in 2016, I think.
It represents our five senses; sight - touch - hearing - smell - taste. Underlying you can see the human brain.
All this because during the idealization of the project I reailzed that desires and dreams are Us, they are governed by us and created by us, therefore by our senses. It took me 3 months to design it and the final result speaks for itself.
With this work I also experienced a great personal mistake: before starting to work on the project I asked for reward of only 50 euros. At the conclusion of the work, I realized that it has a much greater economic value, later on. I kept my word and then I started learning how to value my creations.
" KLIK KAZO ( on the drawing ) SO SEE ALL SIDES".
This is a proposal for a logotype for business consultants.
Inspiration comes from the idea of support, i.e. concrete help in the development of an enterprise, so the hands support expanding forms and are a reminder of an elaboration phase, both technical and physical.
It conveys the idea that only by having a solid foundation, starting with simple shapes and here the analogy to the square, circle and triangle one can evolve.
If the basis are reinforced, there is a good chance of excellent functionality.
This is a commissioned logo, a client from Northern Italy.
VPM expresses the acronym of three initials of proper names and not the VPM network as one would think.
It was inspired by the flora and fauna of the Dolomites,
synthesising the signs as much as possible.
Make a Difference was the concept for a Radio Podcast broadcasted in 2016.
The main theme was the importance about actively making a difference,
in the sense of being more helpful to ourselves and our planet, breaking barriers and getting off the picture.
INK IN SKIN is a logo - business card of a Tattoo Studio in Riva del Garda, Italy.
The funniest moment while I was working on
it was finding the precise texture for the background, exactly like the human skin.
This was the very first sweatshirt proposal I ever made for a contest.
I put a lot of care into the details and manually redesigned and then completed in PS (Adobe Photoshop) a view of Venice (Los Angeles).
I really like the proposal.
Adamello Infissi, dealt in particular with the sale of wooden doors and windows and every single piece came from the Adamello mountain range (northern Italy).
I designed the logo in one afternoon, with friends who helped me: Margherita and Anna.
I developed the corporate image and made work cases.
This is a revisitation performed in Cinema 4D.
Silko is the logo of my father's business - which is no longer active due to his decead - made in collaboration with "DC - Deceived Souls".
The experience was really important during my graphic journey , because I was able to explore other types of graphic softwares , the world of 4D,
and learn that with the digital and good fantasy,
it's possible to create anything that goes through the mind.
2011 - 2013
This was made in 2011, for a brand new operational center in support of sustainable energy, called " Progetto Manifattura".
It was a school assignment that every other student received as well.
This logo was not used , but in 2013, I was in a train wondering if I still wanted to do graphic design, and I got a call from people i didn't know asking me to use the logo. It was remade and changed to "Cambria": a company that proposed ecologically sustainable walls.
Techniques: a mix of coloured pencil, pen and computer.
This was my Matura work; a social campaign based on Article 3. of the Constitution which talks about the fact that everyone regardless of skin colour has the same human rights.
I am re-purposing it here because I find it very interesting and at the time my intention was not understood at all by the committee, which was to present the project in paper form and not digital as they wanted everyone to do, I wanted them to be able to touch and really understand my work, thus leaving the school with low grade.
"Jump in", is an analogy to not feeling out of the herd and jumping into the waters where we belong ("not feeling like a 'fish out of water"),
leaving behind the erroneous assumptions imposed by our society.
The fish was inspired by a great surrealist artist named Escher.