Conceived as a place for virtual play and fun, ArteBalena with its video courses helps develop the creative thinking, individuality and curiosity of the little ones through cognitive drawing.
paper converting, bookbinding, publishing self-production
Clandestine Fake Books is an experiment in the field of recycling, in relation to publishing and design whose purpose is to create real books (sketchbooks, notebooks, travel diaries, "object books", carnet de voyage ...) using only "found paper", paper that people consider junk: printing scraps, proofs and starter papers, grocery bags, posters, envelopes, bread bags, wallpaper ... They can be small pop-up editions (editions of 50, 100 issues) or books ready to be written, drawn or to take on any other meaning the owner wants to give them.
Making handmade paper is an ancient art but it can also be very modern as it allows us to directly produce our material to create, having a minimal impact on the planet.
And so, without the use of dyes and adhesives and using only scraps of paper and cardboard, I produce an ecological and sustainable paper. Notebooks, albums and frames become unique thanks to a paper that is never the same and can take on new textures and colors.
Folding paper giving it unexpected shapes is what Marta, Origamate, manages best. The most appreciated aspect of the ancient art of origami, is their essentiality. Just a simple piece of paper and no other instrument, except your own hands, to give life to small masterpieces.
Everyone can learn how to fold paper and Marta will show you with her workshops perfect for adults and teenagers even in the first place. Together with her you will create light and colorful decorations to make your Christmas special.
Whether hand or digital, illustration knows a thousand declinations and it is the common language that unites many fields, from publishing, fashion, advertising, stationery, design...
Alessia of Supercandystudio invents every day new challenges with pencil strokes and loves to tell stories and memories through his illustrations with a vintage flavor.
With its workshops, everyone can learn the process that is the basis of a simple and fun illustration, both in analog and digital.
Starting from the initial sketch, Alessia will show you how to compose nice illustrations by cutting and drawing cards, and, in the digital workshop, how to create a repeatable pattern, which you can print on paper, fabric or use as you prefer. Enjoy!
Susanna is a paper designer, with a mind halfway between rationality and inspiration that is reflected in all the products it creates. Susa Factory is the laboratory where he designs and manufactures paper objects, moved by desire to give life to something authentic and cared for in every detail. For the Milan edition of Abilmente Susanna meets Anna Schettin, calligrapher who loves the art of beautiful writing expressiveness and versatility of strokes. Together they create a collection where paper and sign dialogue in a unique, colorful and playful way. In the wonderful combination of paper and writing will be proposed products and themed workshops: short lessons of beautiful writing for personalize thoughts and wishes, expressive calligraphy modules from use as a coating of small objects, written letters and carved for greeting cards and bookmarks.
Novepunti Tipographic Workshop (9PT) is made up of people, places and materials that, by mixing, give life to a Cultural Association with a strong expressive and artistic connotation. The goal is to preserve and promote the art and culture of letterpress printing with movable type through the recovery, experimentation and dissemination of techniques and materials for artisan printing, in addition to the self-production of prints and limited editions, 9PT organizes and offers training services such as workshops, seminars and exhibitions on typography, graphics and printing. In 2012, he founded the Letterpress Workers International Summit (LPW), a short-term artistic residency for printers, typographers and graphic designers that takes place every year in Milan and which today has several dozen participants and organizers around the world. In May 2014 OT9pt received the honorable mention of the XXIII Compasso d'Oro, one of the most important awards of Italian design.