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La Gran Bissa de Milàn

Contributed by Fabrizio Falcone on Oct 8th, 2020. Artwork published in
July 2020
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    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 1
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.

    La Gran Bissa de Milàn (“the big/great snake of Milan” in Milanese dialect) is a multidisciplinary printed quest by Tazi Zine that put together illustrators, graphic designers, researchers and poets around the iconic heraldic coat of arms of the Visconti family, which became part of the visual culture of the city of Milan.

    The project, printed in a limited edition of 150 copies, contains three short stories (7×11cm), one research of 80 pages that investigates the use of the Biscione in graphics (17×24cm); a fanzine containing 15 illustrations (15×23cm); a fanzine with nine illustrations (15×11.5cm); a fanzine with 18 illustrations (11.5×15cm) and eleven posters (30×40cm).

    Together, the various covers form one big magazine cover with the title set in Gza (Out of the Dark). Throughout the publications, Surt (Blaze Type) is used from headlines to copy; Offset Mono Grotesk and Offset Mono Grotesk by Milan-based designer Giuseppe Tangaro are mixed in the headlines of the publication in the last image.

    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 2
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 3
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 4
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 5
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.
    La Gran Bissa de Milàn 6
    Angela Elia. License: All Rights Reserved.

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    • Gza
    • Surt
    • Offset Mono Grotesk
    • Offset Mono Slanted

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