The Perfume of Gems

Rizzoli New York

Bulgari. The Perfume of Gems
“Breathe in a fragrance and close your eyes”. The world of perfume according to Bulgari. Edited by Simone Marchetti. Text by Brian Eno, Annick Le Guérer, Renato Bruni and Chiara Gamberale.


The Fabric that Dreams are made of

A monograph on the history of Industria Serica Taroni since 1880, curated by Margherita Rosina.



Editorial project done for Flammarion

Graphic project done for this reference book on the Maison Chaumet. Since its founding in 1780, the Maison du 12, Place Vendôme has been able to raise it’s finest creations to the rank of masterpieces of the decorative arts and to establish itself as a major player in the history of taste.


PCA – Paris College of Art

Visual Identity for Paris College of Art

A visual identity project for the International School of Arts based in Paris. The Parisian office has developed the brand identity and the design of communication tools.

Take Your Pleasure Seriously

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.


Vacheron Constantin

Editorial project developed with Flammarion

Book design for the publication Reference 57260, the most complex clock in the world.


Corriere della Sera

(Italiano) Due volumi realizzati su una delle più consultate testate giornalistiche italiane.

“La Grande Guerra” and “La storia nelle prime pagine del Corriere della Sera”. Italian history as told through the pages of the leading Italian daily newspaper.


Flash Art

Redesigning a leading art magazine’s international edition

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


Storie Luminose

Experiences of extraordinary daily life, stories of people with multiple sclerosis.


Romeo Sozzi & Promemoria

La manifattura dei sogni

A monograph on the history of Romeo Sozzi work, curated by Pierre Léonforte, with an introduction by José Carreras.


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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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.

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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.


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.

Expo 2015: a gateway to Milan

An exhibition and a catalogue

An exhibition at the Triennale di Milano illustrates with boards and scale models the designs shortlisted in the tender competition for building the Expo 2015’s information-point pavilion.


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.

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.



49th Publication Design Annual

The 49th edition of the Publication Design Annual celebrates the winners of the SPD’s Annual Design Competition of the year 2014.

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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.


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.


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.

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.


Bergamo 2.035

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.


Strange Worlds

Matthew Albanese’s low-tech hyper-realism

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


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.”


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.



“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.


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.


Claudia Gian Ferrari

Collecting Twentieth-Century Art

An exhibition that relates the life of a famous Milanese collector: pictures, works of art and other objects she owned give a revealing account of a significant part of the 20th century in Milan, thanks also to outstanding work done by Daniel Libeskind in designing the exhibition.


Close-Up of the Artist: Fabio Viale

Technical mastery and sensual beauty

A book published by Artivista presents the work of Italian artist Fabio Viale, whose sculptures astound viewers with their technical mastery and enchant them with the sensual beauty of their surfaces. Shapes inspired by ordinary objects subvert our expectations and assumptions with playful irony.


Corriere della Sera 1876-2011

History in the front pages of the “Corriere della Sera”

Italian history as told through the pages of the leading Italian daily newspaper.

Qui si rifà l’Italia

Stazione Futuro

A massive exhibition about the next twenty years in Italy that was organised to mark the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the country’s unification. An occasion to talk about innovation, research, technology, business and culture. The exhibition was designed with David Moretti and with the cooperation of Alessandro Tunno.


Tenuta Borgia

A pine forest surrounded by the sea

Tenuta Borgia is one of the most exclusive and charming resorts in the Sicilian island of Pantelleria: 12 hectares with a pine forest, vineyard, majestic palm and olive trees.


Now is the time

European Buddist Youth Day 2009

A photographic reportage from the European Meeting.


Mondadori Emozioni

A women’s book series for the leading Italian publishing house

Pitis designed the graphic identity of the Emozioni book series.

Fabio Novembre

A book about a leading designer

This book by Beppe Finessi was published by Skira. It is structured into three parts.


A Buddhist Dictionary

A key book for the understanding of Buddhist terms and concepts

The Italian edition of the Dictionary of Buddhism published by Soka Gakkai: over 2,700 entries, for a broad picture of the main Buddhist traditions of India, China and Japan.

Mondadori Oscar Saggi

Image search for book design

Pitis coordinates the complex work of iconographical search, ranging from photography to illustration, for this market-leading series of nonfiction books.


Space Morphing

The works of architects Migliore+Servetto

Space Morphing offers an in-depth view of 16 international projects by Migliore+Servetto, illustrating how they transformed locations from empty spaces into highly dynamic ones.



The Character of Cities

Asphalt. The Character of Cities is an exhibition that was held at the Milan Triennale in the Spring of 2003.