(V)!_!(V) the crab

a first mini-set of emoticons t-shirts and stickers just arrived in the studio… hey “innocent face” beware, the “crab” clamps you from behind…

cardboard cutout working-models

Here are some images of little cardboard working-models we did recently in the studio to analyse and experiment spatial patterns and construction systems, using generative geometries and our knk cutting machine.

blog upgrade

truchet pattern

After the big Stazione Futuro rush, in this first spring days, we’re playing with WordPress, doing some upgrades in the blog: new web address, new theme (Structure), new background (a Truchet pattern built with a fantastic little script embedded in Gimp 2.6), ubuntu style header,  fine tuning… what about doing smarter things like… playing outside and enjoying … Continue reading

qr or bar code?

about codes… a selection of studiogriffa URL code generated @ http://www.barcode-generator.org/ “A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data, which shows data about the object to which it attaches. Originally, barcodes represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines, and may be referred to as linear or 1 dimensional (1D). Later they evolved into rectangles, dots, hexagons and … Continue reading


just installed a very funny application from http://www.shapecollage.com/ A little script spreads jpgs  in selected shapes. Easy interface. No watermarks in full licensed edition. here some pics I enjoyed doing this morning… emoticons made with my face… kind of Narcissistic, I know ;-)

emoticons stencil

exploring potentials of emoticons in stencil decorations… what i love in emoticons is the shift in the letters meaning. in fact, an emoticon is a “coded” txt, in which letters and symbols acquire new meanings. and of course, they are extremely powerful in expressing emotions… here some imaging. everything is thought to be used as … Continue reading

ryugyong pixel hotel

The Pixel Hotel – Cesare Griffa (Guido Anselmi Workshop) The Pixel Hotel is a 2’30” video, produced in 2005 for a Call for Ideas launched by the magazine Domus (n. 882) to generate ideas for the redefinition of the huge abandoned concrete pyramid of the Ryugyong Hotel at Pyongyang, North Korea. The video transforms the … Continue reading

books lettering