Sovrapp is the name that was chosen for a small exhibit held at Miro gallery in Bologna. It’s a pun in Italian language¬†that mixes the words “superimposition” and “application”: it’s a project in which my fields of interest were explored together. It shouldn’t be looked at merely as a design project, an illustration project or a cartoon project. ¬†These aspects are all layered one on top of the other. The word APP instead is referred¬†to the (poorly drawn) images which represent¬†analogic applications for real life.
The project is ongoing and started nearly ten years ago with the¬†first sketchbook I decided to dedicate to these¬†“inventions of questionable utility”. ¬†I am now filling my sixth sketchbook. Here is a small selection of 20 of my sketches, some¬†of which were also made into physical prototypes for the exhibition.
The pictures of my sketchbooks are by Gianluca Galletti.
Pictures of the event in Bologna by Lucia Pola.
Sovrapp poster. Digital and printed communication was also taken care of for this event
Postcards. The title, along with the payoff ¬†“ideas to make the world a worse place”, appeared also on a set of promotional images
Chastity belt – “Syphilis ¬† ¬† … ¬† ¬† I have”
Updated phone booth
Yogurt for fakirs – “Available in three¬†flavours: Classic, Murano and Windshield”
Red circle for group photos
Nebulizer mask for foot fetishists
Cold cut dispencer for people who get hungry instead of teary when they’re feeling down
Calaidoscope pepper grinder (to damage children you don’t like)
Remote control for remote controls – “so you’ll never get up to fetch the remote control again”
Popsicle with nail file for the skittish girls of nowadays – “It feels like french kissing with a cat”
“The revolutionary aspect is that this is actually a sugar bag”
The English version would be¬† “Guess Hu” (in Italian the pun works with Li)
Anti-bully under pants
Reinterpretation of the classic sweater with elbow patches
Double drier – “For the man with a lot of beard and very little time”
Iron with integrated calculator – “Incentivizes mnemonic calculations thanks to its incandescence”
Cuckoo oven – “Best performances with poultry”
Cross country bob sled
Instagamb smartphone gadget