illy·words 01


The illy·words project has reached a new origin, by reinventing itself with new content and a new bookzine format, somewhere between a book and a magazine. Art, food, design, photography and illustration intertwine seamlessly between the pages of the issue, ranging between disciplines and different views.

Origins are the leitmotif of this issue, an origin that, much like the origo of the ancient Romans as Maurizio Bettini writes about in this edition,“lasts through times and continues to show itself.” It is not a nostalgic look back, but a search for essentiality, on the necessary discovery of what we already knew, the circular nature of evolution (biological, technological, artistic), in which to evolving often means returning to the origins.

The first issue contains contributions by and about: Josean Alija, Andrea Anastasio, Corrado Assenza, Maurizio Bettini, Carlos Casas, Michele De Lucchi, Zosia Dzierżawska, Free Universal Construction Kit, Martí Guixé, Jakob Hinrichs, Antto Melasniemi, Sunalini Narayan Menon, Alioum Moussa, Massimo Temporelli and Paolo Ulian.

isbn:  9788875704551

Languages:  Italian and English

Binding:  paperback

Pages:  160

Width:  16,7

Height:  23,6

Edition:  2014