Curves, colours, and an amazing sense of humor…. welcome to the technicolour world of Olimpia Zagnoli, a Milan-based designer and illustrator whose eye-catching art work is all over the world. I mean it. You may have seen her work on the cover of The New Yorker, on the walls of Uniqlo, at the make up counter with Estèe Lauder and even on your super market shelves with Barilla. Once you see it, you want more. I know I did.
I’ve had my eye on Olimpia for years. She’s the 21st century Bruno Munari, and has an incredible story as an artist and business woman. in 2021, her book Caleidoscopica will be on bookshelves across the world, and you’ll find her work live and larger-than-life in Reggio Emilia. Let’s follow the yellow brick road to OZ!
CALEIDOSCOPICA. The illustrated world of Olimpia Zagnoli at Palazzo Magani, Reggio Emilia.
In this Episode:
[01:38] Meet designer Olimpia Zagnoli
[03:02] Inspirations and Illustrations
[11:51] Collaborating and Creating
[19:54] Reggio Emilia
[25:32] Clodimiro, the secret shop
[32:57] On Social Media
[35:02] Coming Soon
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