Italian design


The Original Burning Man

Steven Heller tracks down a mysterious Burning Man competitor from 1915 in The Illustrated Travel Journal from Milan.


Math and Science Italiane

Italian education is pretty good. Partly because the publications used by students are so appealing. Explore a few examples.


Signs of the Autostrada

Steven Heller points out the graphic design details on road signs found along the Autostrada of Italy. Buckle up, and come along for the ride.


Louise Fili is the most elegant woman I know—no exaggeration—so I had to smile when I learned the title of her monograph was Elegantissima (Princeton Architectural Press). She’s also the most Italian Italian-American I know. (She gets Italian cable!) Louise teaches a summer workshop for the School of Visual Arts back in the old...