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.

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Bugatti Posters

Ettore Bugatti himself designed his cars. He also often designed or supervised the making of the company documentation and factory designs. Ettore also hired the best artist for the posters and advertisement in general.

Bburago

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Ten years with Bburago die cast models

From 1991 to 2000, Roberto Bigano worked as a photographer for Bburago, Die-cast Models. In this post and subsequent ones, he tells the story of this fascinating work relationship. We will see the original photographs, prints, and many exclusive vintage materials, some of which can be purchased in our store.

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American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

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.

Bugatti, Bugatti Automobili

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Bugatti Posters

Ettore Bugatti himself designed his cars. He also often designed or supervised the making of the company documentation and factory designs. Ettore also hired the best artist for the posters and advertisement in general.

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The Great Adventure of Bugatti Automobili 1990s

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.

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American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

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.

Ten Iconic Bburago Photographs by Roberto Bigano

For this third post of the Bburago series, I selected ten iconic photographs that become very popular among the boys who grew up with “milk and Bburago,”. For any image, we show you the original slide on large format film, some times uncropped and the published version.

American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

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.

The Great Adventure of Bugatti Automobili 1990s

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.

American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

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.

American Streamlined Trains. Striking Ads of the 1940s

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.

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The Great Adventure of Bugatti Automobili 1990s

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.

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The Making of a Dream Car at Bugatti Automobili

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.

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