A Magazine Curated by Francesco Risso
A Magazine, 2022
Drawing upon an intimate yet diverse community of artists, musicians, writers, photographers, family and friends, A Magazine Curated By Francesco Risso is an analogue exploration of the print object through a myriad of visual and philosophical stimuli that question contemporary notions of living.
Divided into 20 distinct contributions across 240 pages, the issue is conceived as a compilation of scrapbooks – each a conceptual window into the minds and hearts of a protagonist or protagonists that offers a glimpse into their creative process or journey. Opening with a sketched or painted portrait, each chapter of the scrapbook is completely unique, featuring a plethora of lo-fi techniques from handwritten and mechanically typed pages to paper collages, illustration, painting, doodling and hand-retouched photography.
The issue’s playful cover mimics a red vintage scrapbook, combining multiple finishing techniques including 3D scanning, a trompe l’œil embossed ‘tape’ spine, embossed ‘A’ and spot varnished portrait of Francesco Risso himself.
Within its pages, new commissioned works include visual portfolios photographed in Los Angeles, London, Milan and New York, with emphasis on celebrating individuality with a child-like yearning to explore. A catalogue of Marni objects and their fictional mythology by British writer Charlie Fox documented by the Italian photographer Andrea Artemisio is presented alongside Marni’s core cabine of models photographed by Rachel Chandler.