2024 tania yakunova
NOBODY EVER COMES HERE.
After a long time, the desire comes back to us to play with time. Of wanting to accompany, day after day, the people who carry out projects and initiatives for real, shared change. We return with a simple object, inside everyday life. To hang on the wall or keep on your desk. 14 plates born from an idea. That of narrating forgotten places, closed like cages or open to unexplored landscapes. Spaces where the nature of small things prevails, where dreaming can be more difficult. Places where no one ever goes. Human peripheries that want to become contexts and occasions for new opportunities. Where people, together, can think courageously about their future.
Illustrations by Tania Yakunova.
2021 alessandro sanna
FROM ANIMALS TO MAN. SECOND STAGE IN THE TIME OF OUR PLANET.
A story in images that begins with the sun and continues with life on planet earth; from plants to animals, to man, from the miracle of fire to the dominion of light, 67 plates drawn by Alessandro Sanna become "Un tempo, una stella" a book published by Fondazione San Zeno on the occasion of its 20th anniversary.
2020 alessandro sanna
FROM THE SUN TO LIFE ON EARTH. THE FIRST STAGE OF OUR PLANET'S JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
A story in images that begins with the sun and continues with life on planet earth; from plants to animals, to man, from the miracle of fire to the dominion of darkness. 67 plates drawn by Alessandro Sanna become "Un tempo, una stella", a book published by Fondazione San Zeno on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. The 2020 calendar offers a summary of the drawings that make up the first part of this story. The first stage of our planet's journey through time.
2019 philip giordano
EACH IN HIS OWN WAY, EACH IN HIS OWN WORLD, ALL ON THE SAME PLANET
His mother is Filipino while his father is Swiss, he is Ligurian by birth but Japanese by adoption: that of Philip Giordano, born in 1980, could not be anything but boundless creativity. Childlike yet poetic traits, a touch that conceals profound meanings. Illustrations that go beyond time and space, suspended in that dimension typical of fairy tales.
2018 andrea d'aquino
THINGS, PEOPLE AND ANIMALS MOVE TOGETHER
TOGETHERNESS. This is the word Andrea D'Aquino uses to describe the main theme of the calendar he designed for Fondazione San Zeno onlus. "My images tend to reflect an inner world. My intention,' says Andrea D'Aquino, 'was to capture something universal, an imaginary journey that represents each one of us. That transcends geographical, linguistic and cultural specificities'. Union, solidarity. Things, people and animals move together.
2017 Valerio Vidali
WHEN I GROW UP
In this calendar, each month is dedicated to a particular trade, confirming how much the educational and professional dimension is a theme dear to the San Zeno Foundation, which supports projects in this field both in Italy and in other countries around the world. Because having a trade, shaping one's skills and passions means first and foremost having a place in society. The illustrations by cartoonist Valerio Vidali are enhanced by texts by Damir Jellici.
2016 Alice Lotti
Alice Lotti, illustrator and designer, for the 2016 calendar 'wanted to work on the concept of home in an ideal sense,' she tells us. The house thus becomes a space described by what is around it. White represents the essential. It is not a state of absence of colours or elements but plays a focal role in the illustration; the context around it, made up of sky, nature and animals, completes and gives strength to what seems to be absent. In this way, we construct meaning and significance, playing on the different ways of understanding the house, be it a tent, an igloo, a nest or the sky..."
2015 Annalisa Bollini
14 original works created on fabric with threads and coloured paper cuttings. With creativity and great technical skill, Annalisa Bollini tells fantastic stories, representing each month with an imaginary animal. Some of Annalisa's embroideries were exhibited at the American Museum of Illustration in New York, after participating in the selection process organised by the Society of Illustrators.
2014 bimba landmann
Dreaming by dreaming, 13 three-dimensional theatres narrate as many oneiric paths. Elegant and refined scenographies created with a new and very special technique using wood, cardboard, golden paper and natural elements such as branches, leaves and berries. There is a strong reference to Russian art, puppets and animation cinema.
Dada influences, late Romanesque figuration, vintage Disney and underground comics, all supported by a powerful colour scheme. These are the connotations of the style of Spider (aka Daniele Melani) who in his calendar interprets numbers with creative excitement and paradigmatic power. The 13 plates are realised on wood.
2012 Marco Paci
DRAWINGS FROM THE WORLD
Images and words for a year, inspired by the activities of Fondazione San Zeno, the places where they are realised, the stories of the people who make each project so important. 14 watercolours by Marco Paci for a calendar dedicated "to the dreams that come true when we start chasing them".
2011 Alessandro Sanna
TWO TREES FOR TWELVE MONTHS
From the wonderful book Two Trees created by Alessandro Sanna on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the San Zeno Foundation, the idea for a new graphic project comes to life. Sanna's is our first calendar. Enriched with an anthology of quotes on the journey, it tells a short story about the common path of all living beings, where paths and wayfarers are together the protagonists of a fantastic journey that leads to new discoveries.
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