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A new exhibition space that has been created by converting a warehouse built in 1950, which was used to store grain.

Storie Luminose

Esperienze di straordinaria quotidianità nei racconti delle persone con la sclerosi multipla.

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Razione K

Meals for soldiers in action

Danger, nourishment and design: an exhibition of food rations for armies around the world.

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Expo in Città

A logo for all the interesting activities in Milan during Expo 2015

Take Your Pleasure Seriuosly

A Luca Barcellona monograph

With essays by Luca Barcellona, Giovanni De Faccio, and Nicola “Dee Mo” Peressoni. Interview by Chaz Bojórquez. Buy a copy here.

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“Out!” — Art and Urban Space, 1968-1976

This exhibition presented some significant instances in the relationship between art and urban space in Italy between 1968 and 1976.

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Photography from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection

“Conversations” presented a selection of photographs from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Collection, one of the most diverse corporate collections in the world.

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Museo del Novecento

Modern and contemporary art in Milan

The Museo del Novecento, directed by Marina Pugliese, opened at the Palazzo dell’Arengario, in the very centre of Milan, in the autumn of 2010.

Gold Medal for Italian Architecture

The building of social value

The goal of the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture is public promotion of contemporary architecture as a manufacturer of civic and environmental value, and looks at the discipline as a product of a lively dialogue between designers, clients and construction companies.

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Rags, rabbit skins and invisible watermarks

750 years of papermaking in Fabriano

You will find out about the history of paper in Fabriano: its secrets, its journeys, and some of the personalities who, from the 13th century onward, have used it to create immortal works and accomplish great deeds.

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Artemisia Gentileschi

History of a passion

The visual identity we designed for the first Italian retrospective show devoted to Early-Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi took as its starting point the very idea that was used as a teasing element to kickstart the exhibition’s promotion: combining the opposite extremes of “ultra light” and “extra bold” typefaces, we obtained an A (for Artemisia) that shows and hides her most celebrated painting, Judith Slaying Holofernes.

Flash Art

Redesigning a leading art magazine’s international edition

In collaboration with Maciej Tajber, Massimo Pitis worked as a type-director on the ambitious task of redesigning the magazine in its international version: the first such revamping since the seventies.

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The First World War

WWI in the pages of the Corriere della Sera

A hundred years ago, WW1 changed the world and marked the transition to the new century. This book contains nearly 300 front pages from Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading daily paper, in 1914-1918.

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The Allure of Beauty

The strong bond that tied emperor Hadrian to this young man from Bithynia, as told through more than 50 sculpures, reliefs, gems and coins.

The New Burlesque

A project by Cesare Cicardini and Pitis

This valuable box contains 24 prints: portraits of the most important European Burlesque artistes. It also includes a booklet telling the behind-the-scenes stories of this old form of stage show, which in its new incarnation, following its success in the United States, has conquered Europe.

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Pizza, pancakes and daily bread

A lecture at the Type Directors’ Club, New York City

Massimo Pitis presented his work at the TDC’s Salon in New York City on the 6th of March, 2011.

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Costantino 313 d.C.

On show at Milan’s Palazzo Reale

“Constantine, 313 AD. The Edict of Milan and the Age of Tolerance” was an exhibition organised by Milan’s Museo Diocesano and Electa to coincide with the 700th anniversary of Emperor Constantine I’s historic decree. It was held from October 2012 to March 2013.

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IED – Milan

Master Course in Graphic Design Management

Pitis designed the visual identity and all promotional materials for the Master Course in Graphic Design Management at the Department of Visual Arts of the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. Massimo Pitis is the founder of the Master and was its coordinator it between 2006 and 2010.

"Good design is good Business"
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Vespa Spaghetti Typography

How Italians live with design everyday

Everybody is familiar with Italy’s famous food and the popular Vespa scooter. But not as many people have a very good knowledge of contemporary Italian graphic design, which spawned many other icons.

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Sorry, Out of Gas

Architecture's response to the 1973 oil crisis

This catalogue reports the contents of the exhibition “1973: Sorry, Out of Gas”, curated by Mirko Zardini and Giovanna Borasi in 2008 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.


A photographic typeface

A typographic research project through photography and bodies.

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The first pages of La Gazzetta dello Sport

The emotions, the protagonists, the challenges, from the newspaper’s birth to the 30th Olympic Games

From cyclist Alfredo Binda to footballer Omar Sívori, from Cassius Clay to Michael Schumacher, for more than a century Italian and international sport has had an ever-present companion that witnessed its successes and its tragedies, the records broken and the challenges won. This book tells the story of sport in Italy through the pages that, over the years, broke all the important news.

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New York Times Magazine

Party at PAC – Milan

Pitis did all the graphic design work for this party, thrown at Milan’s Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea by NYT Magazine. Interior design was by Migliore+Servetto architects.

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A new Urban Concept

A new “Wired-book” for a new model of “smart cities”.

Pino Tovaglia

The rule that corrects emotions

Pitis designed both the exhibition, which was curated by Massimo Pitis, and a monograph on the work of Pino Tovaglia: one of the protagonists of Italian graphic design, whose work contributed to the success of many leading Italian businesses, from Pirelli to Fini, from RAI to Alitalia.

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Pure Rubies

Podernuovo a Palazzone: The Bulgari Vineyard

For wine lovers, and for those who are curious about how to promote luxury brands successfully on the iPad platform.

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Visual identity for an art publisher

A new publishing house with a keen focus on contemporary art — the brainchild of Alessandra Galasso, a curator, critic and promoter.

Strange Worlds

Matthew Albanese’s low-tech hyper-realism

“Incredible landscapes and amazing views in a beautifully designed book”.

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Internet è un dono di Dio

The ‘Internet for Peace’ initiative, and a digital activist who won the Nobel

“We have finally realised that the Internet is much more than a network of computers. It is an endless web of people.”

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An experimental font built upon basic elements

Hannover Bridge, the major influence for this experimental typeface, is the name of a cargo boat owned by a Japanese shipping company and registered in Panama with a name referencing Germany.