Stories of Italy

Art, Heritage, Crafts, Design

Stories of Italy is a duo of creative artists based in Milan that self-produces design pieces using the main Italian craft traditions.


B&B Italia

Fifty years Anniversary

The 50th anniversary brand identity for one of the leaders in italian design.


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.


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.

Antinoo cover


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.


A photographic typeface

A typographic research project through photography and bodies.


Bergamo 2.035

A new Urban Concept

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


The Fabric

The 350° anniversary of a luxury textile maker

VBC 1663 The Fabric is the name Vitale Barberis Canonico, one of the oldest Italian woolen mills, chose to mark the celebrations for its 350th anniversary.


Bye Noorda

Amsterdam, 15th June 1927 – Milan, 11th January 2010



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.

Fabio Novembre

A book about a leading designer

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


Kenya Hara

Visiting Milan

Pitis organised a lecture by the famous Japanese designer, Muji’s art director and the director of the Nippon Design Center, at the Politecnico di Milano.

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.


Diario & Blu

Brand identity for a mobile telephone operator, including a custom typeface

“Diario owes its name to the font from which it borrowed more than a simple inspiration: Agenda. I remember having had a sort of real infatuation with that typeface.”