Our friend Matt asked us to design the logo for ‘Reclaim this City’, a Toronto based initiative focused on creating cultural events in urban spaces.
We helped our friend Nicola Mazzuia with the design of a metal box portfolio to show his work 1:1 nonumenti + we designed posters and invitations for the exhibition.
metal box portfolio:
poster for Sebastian Dega and Justus Saretz gig
As some of you might know, our company – pholpo – was born in Venice, Italy. The name itself (pronounced ‘folpo’) means ‘octopus’ in the Venetian dialect.
We moved to Berlin soon after, but our hearts (and sometimes our bodies), often go back there, between little alleys and stinky canals, with the unmissable glass of wine.
Wait, stinky canals?
Have you ever wondered what really goes on down there?
Our friend Nicolò Scibilia, a director and filmmaker, was tasked by Insula (the company that manages Venice’s urban infrastructure), to write and film a short documentary about Venice’s inner workings. He (beautifully) filmed everything he could, but many of the things he wanted to show and explain were underwater, inside walls or underground.
pholpo to the rescue! We teamed with him to illustrate and animate a series of infographic segments dedicated to the unfilmable bits of the story.
The result of our efforts, Venice Backstage, has gathered more than 100.000 views since its publication and has been featured in many international websites.
logo design for the dub duo get up get down