The known design group Aliantedizioni in Milan (Italy) celebrated its 15th anniversary with the exhibition Istanbular, dedicated to the city of Istanbul. Now the group published AlianteNotebook, a notebook illustrated with beautiful photos of Istanbul.
Istanbular was held in the Design Week from 3 – 12 April 2014, Milan, Spazio Ausonio. According to Aliantedizioni Istanbul is a source of inspiration for many artists, poets and writers of romances.The Turkish metropolis never ceases to fascinate visitors from around the world, thanks in no small part to its complex architecture and hypnotic Islamic decoration.
Indeed the thousand mosques, the Topkapı Palace and the Serraglio, Sultanahmet, Bazar and Beyoğlu zones were the stimuli for some photo shoots assembled by Alessandro Loschiavo in 2012, and for their recent post-production and digital art by Samantha Acciuffi. This gave rise to a collection of 27 evocative images, the result of a journey of discovery through the city streets and that, in some cases, almost become some two-dimensional textures. The images, with more or less explicit references to both the ancient and modern city, have now been gathered into a new publication, a pocket-sized illustrated notebook that combines each portrayal with a blank page for one’s own observations or sketches. Their first AlianteNotebook is dedicated to Istanbul that seeks to be a travel companion and record of memories and sensations. The book is printed on recycled paper and published in a limited series of 999 issues. More info here.