Ikonographia. Stories through images.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Ikonographia tells stories through the power of images, graphics, and beyond including photographs, advertisements, prints, and vintage memorabilia in curated collections surrounded by all available context, including historical background and transcripts. Read the stories.
Ikonographia provides a unique lens into American and international popular culture showcasing the work from the greatest or less known illustrators, photographers, designers, with a focus on 20th-century advertisement.
With images being at the heart of Ikonographia, we care deeply about their quality. Images are either original photos, reproductions from original prints, or sophisticated restorations of existing digital files. Most images, along with memorabilia, are available for purchase in high-resolution.
Feb 19, 2021
From the mid-thirties, American railroads developed deluxe passenger trains, the streamliners. Some became legendary and profoundly influenced popular culture by focusing on concepts such as power, speed, technological progress, comfort, and luxury service.Read More
Feb 15, 2021
Ikonographia celebrates Bugatti Automobili’s myth with three posts using the splendid images of Roberto Bigano, Bugatti’s photographer in the 1990s. Romano Artioli , the founder of Bugatti and Gianpaolo Benedini, the Architect who built the facility tell us all the story.Read More
Feb 11, 2021
In Sardinia, Italy, many still bake bread at home. For special events, like Easter and weddings, these bread sculptures, often showcasing high levels of both imagination and artistic ability, are given as an expression of good wishes. More intricate ones will be finely painted and include clothing like the Easter bread and egg dolls.Read More
- American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s
- The Great Adventure of Bugatti Automobili 1990s
- The Making of a Dream Car at Bugatti Automobili
- Abdulla Cigarettes 1921. Mélisande at Montecarlo, by Anne Fish
- WWII according to Fascist Propaganda in Achille Beltrame’s Drawings
- Bread-making as a form of art in Sardinia
- “The Girl Of To-Day” Beauty Contest. The New York Times 1913