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LIDO. ALLEGRA MARTIN
Book design for the photographer Allegra Martin. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
F39 #3 BOOK
Fahrenheit 39, 3rd edition 2013. Edited by Fabio Sbaraglia, design by Emilio Macchia. Associazione Culturale Strativari. Site here.
IO SONO RUMMENIGGE
Book design for the photographer Davide Baldrati. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
THE END, OF "THE END"
The end of "the end" by Burt Reynolds, 1975. Poster, contribution for the exhibition "The beginnig" at Wild West active space, Maastricht. Dec 4th 2012 - Jan 19th 2013.
C.N. TAVOLA 3
Third of a series of silkscreen posters as a result of an investigation at the archive of Charles Nypels, JvE Academie.
C.N. TAVOLA 1
Second of a series of silkscreen posters as a result of an investigation at the archive of Charles Nypels, JvE Academie.
RAM 2011
Visual identity, catalogue and exhibition display designed for RAM 2011.
THROW THE COBWEBS
FROM YOUR EYES

A work by Dominique Hurth, in the format of a sculptural installation, a translation and a reading, produced with the support of Triangle, Marseille,2011. This limited edition is produced within the framework of the Kunsttour 2011 with the support of the JvE Academie, Maastricht.
LEAPS IN TIME LEAPS IN SPACE
A presentation, screening and discussion movie session organized by M. Nuzzi and L. Pradella at Jan van Eyck Academie about the events which took place in North Africa and Middle East in the early months of 2011, at the light of the independence years and toward the possible responses in Europe.
LDPF
Lucca digital photo festival exhibition catalogue
NON È TUTTO FLUORO
QUELLO CHE LUCCICA

Typographical installation by Emilio Macchia at Ninapì contemporary art gallery, ravenna. Live sound performance by Mouch & Blorgio.
RAVENNA FESTIVAL
Book design for the 2010 festival opening.
YOU'RE A SKUNK - BOOK
A documentary booklet about a process.
THE LAST SUPPER
Created in collaboration with VosBrenner, The Last Supper explores the process of the project in a series of informal conversations on location at five specific sites in The Netherlands between 13.01–31.01.10. This publication was produced specifically for the Wildeweten Wilde Boek Markt.
CITY TALKINGS
a poster for an exhibition of letterpress posters collected from urbino curated by me,
in occasion of the summerschool 2009, Werkplaats Typografie - ISIA
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE - BOOK
a booklet about an interactive-typographic installation inspired by the song Across the Universe by John Lennon. In collaboration with Mge Yilmaz.
ITALIA - PIZZA - SPAGHETTI - MAFIA - MANDOLINO - BERLUSCONI - BAFFI
A poster made in occasion of the summerschool 2009, Werkplaats Typografie - ISIA Urbino.
IDENTITYPES
Poster about the matter of identity.
CASSINA - MARALUNGA 40
book design for the launch of the new "Maralunga 40" Sofa designed by Vico Magistretti for Cassina. In collaboration with Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi and Enrico Pompili.
NON SCUOLA
Posters, billboards, flyers and booklet for the 2013 edition of NonScuola, a theater project produced by Teatro delle Albe, Ravenna
AMAT - ANNUAL REPORT
Art direction and design for AMAT (associazione marchigiana attivita teatrali) corporate annual report. Photographs by Cesare Fabbri.
DOVE VIVIAMO
Invitation card for the book launch of "dove viviamo" publishing project, curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, ravenna..
LEAPING FORWARD
Mario Tronti and the history of political workerism. A book by Emilio Macchia and Michele Filippini. Published by JvE Academie, Maastricht and CRS.
OFFSET
Together with associazione culturale strativari we invited 5 italian designers to investigate the city of Ravenna. The social, architectural, artistic and historical aspects have been enquired and discussed in order to produce a poster.
DELAZIONI
Edited and designed by Emilio Macchia. Published by Danilo Montanari. Based on the history of the revolutionary sect "The Stabbers", active in Ravenna (Italy) during the second half of the 19th century. Six authors have been invited to reflect on the potentiality of translating and interpreting an historical event that has not been officially written, thus questioning the "official" itself, and who is in charge of writing it.
LPF 2011
Visual identity, catalogue and programme for Lucca Photo festival 2011.
A MATTER OF DISTANCE
Hand-pulled silkscreen poster in 2 different limited editions for a conference organized by Anne van Leuwen at the JvE Academie. The poster is the visual representation of the physical distance kept by Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray, narrated through the biography of some relevant publications of the two authors. Designed and printed together with Luisa Lorenza Corna.
ONE WEEK AGENDA
Hand made one-week agenda made out of an octavo sheet. Limited edition, 8 copies.
FAHRENHEIT 39
Poster for Fahrenheit 39; a self-published books exhibition curated by Emilio Macchia for Strativari
POSTER A LA CARTE
A poster made in occasion of the Budapest Design Week 2010 together with Leonardo Sonnoli, Irene bacchi, Renata Di Litta.
ASS CULT STRATIVARI
Visual and language identity for a cultural association.
Launch website.
YOUR MESSAGE HERE
I asked to a very old letterpress print-shop to “non-design” and print a 50-70 cm poster for me. I gave them just a text, explaining what I wanted to comunicate in terms of hierarchy.
The purpose of this project was to investigate how a non designer understands a hierarchical information system and how he reacts through the use of the typography.
AMPA AMPA BOAMPA BANANA FANNA FO-FAMPA FEE-FY-MO MAMPA AMPA
A hand-made flyer for a b-day party in rotterdam. The concept is based on the name game song by Shirley Allis.
Green + red HEMA marker; green HEMA ink roller pen on HEMA kladblok recycled grey paper
CITY TALKINGS BOOK
a poster for an exhibition of letterpress posters collected from urbino curated by me,
in occasion of the summerschool 2009, Werkplaats Typografie - ISIA
100•000•000 URBAN SONNETS
A self iniciated project inspired by cent milles milliard de poémes by Raimond Queneau..
GRIGNANI
A tribute poster for Franco Grignani.
FIUMI UNITI
Book design for the photographer Marco Lachi. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
NIRVONI BODANA
My entry for the Compulsive Bodoni poster project, curated by Jonathan Pierini and Riccardo Olocco. More info here.
PICCOLO PRONTUARIO DI FOTOGRAFIA SEGNALETICA
Book design for the photographer Nicola Baldazzi. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
KON FRONTIER T
Second stage of the project Frontier, dedicated to Writing and Street Art: an international symposium to analyze together with scholars, experts and artists both disciplines. On 8 and 9 February 2013, at the conference hall of MAMbo Museum of Modern Art in Bologna.
MORNING PRAYER
Publication/catalogue for the exhibition Theatre of Thought at Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht. Curated by Kris Dittel. Artists: Cliff Borress, Snejanka Mihaylova, Esme Valk, Christophe Lemaitre, Nathania Rubin, Adrian Alecu. .
FRONTIER
Frontier is an opportunity to show and underline how much the art of Writing and of Street Art have been so prominent and pioneering for the development of the contemporary international art scene, taking Bologna as an historical centre of production and observation.Identity + prined matter.
DELAZIONI - INSTALLATION
The installation is an interpretation of the political effects of a missread event which had deep reflections on the identity of the city. In occasion of "Abbecedario della storia sotto il tappeto" collective exhibition at MAR, Ravenna.
SURVIVAL UNDER ATTACK
Invitation for the JVE Academie former director Koen Braams' farewell party. In this climate of tension and budget cuts, researchers, artist and other people find themselves in volitive climate where everyone is thrust into survival mode. The design of this invitation is inspired from an original manual describing such conditions, making a clear statement drawing parallels between the situations described and the current political climate.
SURFING THE BLACK
A group of selected designers and artists have been commissioned a series of posters to explore the topics of the Black Wave movement with the intention of using them in public spaces. The poster project entitled Inflation of Radical Phrases as Opposed to a Lack of Radical Action was part of the conference "Dizajner ili univerzalni vojnik" in Belgrade, March 23-26, 2001.
B O B
A collection of pictures inpired by twin peaks character Bob. Limited self produced publication in a series of 10.
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FAHRENHEIT 39
An exhibition about the contemporary italian indipendent publishing phenomenon. Curated and designed by Emilio Macchia for Strativari.
Launch website.
ITALIAN FLAG
Woodtype letterpress handmade poster. In occasion of the Budapest Design Week 2010 together with Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene bacchi.
SECESSION, SECESSION!
Glitch typography experiments. Dot ink matrix printer.
YOU'RE A SKUNK!!
A self iniciated project in collaboration with Mouch. A series of modular hand painted posters about the coding process. Each poster is pasted up in different spots in the city and is connected to the others by a 2D semacode that refers to a fixed point in google maps.
TRACKING ROTTERDAM
An interdisciplinary interactive performance-installation created by composer and computer artist Michal Osowski composed of electronic music, paintings. Michal asked me to design a logo and I proposed him to develope a generative system to design automatically the logo, combining a static typography and a kinetic diagram.
ME @ IED BARCELONA
My friends Luca Bendandi and Matteo Cossu (SHS) teachers at IED Barcelona, invited me to give a workshop to 1st year lettering course students. We produced a celebratory hand-pulled silkscreen poster in a limited edition of 23 copies
INTO THE WILD
Into the wild booklet. made at ERG, Bruxelles..
CASABELLA 769
Cover design. A project by Tassinari/Vetta (Paolo Tassinari, Leonardo Sonnoli), Trieste.
FIUMI UNITI
Book design for the photographer Riccardo Muzzi. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
FROM ARCHIVE TO DESIRE WORKSHOP
Workshop held at the Klaipeda Academy of Art, Lithuania; within the Vokas framework, curated by Luca Diffuse . With Nicola di Croce and Paul Paper. Read more here.
UNA MATTINA
Book design for the photographer Francesca Gardini. Part of the project "Dove viviamo" curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
BITS AND PIECES
A part of an ongoing group of work projects. An attempt to define research potential that may emerge from analysis of some aspects of the Charles Nypels Archive. Published by JvE Academie, Maastricht.
SALUTI DA RAVENNA
Postcard invitation for a postcard series launch by Photographers: Moira Ricci, Cesare Fabbri and Jonathan Frantini. Commissioned by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna.
C.N. TAVOLA 2
Second of a series of silkscreen posters as a result of an investigation at the archive of Charles Nypels, JvE Academie.
TRAC C E
Printed matter designed for an exhibition by mosaic artist Felice Nittolo. To leave its trace, letter C progressively vanishes sheet by sheet.
JVE SELF INSTANT PUBLICATION
A project on the occasion of Local Wavelenghts at the JVE Academie during the Kunst Tour 2011, Maastricht.
JVE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN
Designed together with L.L. Corna the campaign invites artists, designers and theorists to submit project proposals for a research period. The brochure is composed of two parts: A JvE detailed description that enlarges on the approach and departments of the academy and a second part that sketches the present-day political and economical context that surrounds and affects the JvE.
LDPF
Lucca digital photo festival. Calendar.
BY TWO EACH
My contribution, in collaboration with Filippo Nostri, for an exhibition at Between Gallery, London.
RAVENNA FESTIVAL
Theatre booklets.
PRESS TO ATTACK - POCKET
Press to attack google language tools pocket edition.
PRESS TO ATTACK
A self iniciated research book about the clandestine publishing in the netherlands during the second world war 1940-1945. Made in collaboration with Leonardo Sonnoli as school final project.
24 STROKES
A handmade illustrated book to try the 24 tools I have in my special derwent case.
RECICLABLE MERRY XMAS
A merry christmas recyclable poster, 10x.
PARTY !
LEKTON
Open-source Monospaced Typeface made during a typedesign class at ISIA Urbino for a typographical installation at the Archivio storico Olivetti of Ivrea. Download lekton, and see all the contributors.