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.
A splendid detail of the Ad N.12 The outstanding advertising campaigns for Abdulla Cigarettes Abdulla & Company Ltd, founded in London, England, in 1902, was most famous for its cigarette brand, produced in various blends (Egyptian, Virginian, and Turkish). ...
A selection of plates by Achille Beltrame WWII from 1939 to 1942 for “La Domenica del Corriere” a popular Italian magazine. Like all media controlled by strict censorship, the magazine reflected the Fascist Party’s view of the war, like a good vs. bad fight and enhancing Axis victories.
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.
1913’s American beauties revealed. In late 1913 The New York Times organized a beauty contest, asking readers to send photographs of typical American beauties. They depict an extraordinary snapshot of the concept of beauty, elegance, and aesthetics in photography at the time.
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.
The MMonza Diorama Garages was probably the Bburago’s most ambitious project, with an obsessive attention to detail. Produced in only five pieces per subject, towards the end of 1992 they were put on sale in a test area. They were too expensive, and the project was aborted. As a consequence, these items are today scarce.
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.
Roberto Bigano have been shooting “Plastic Girls” for over forty years. Mannequins tell a lot about the culture of a country and the evolution of fashion and style. This post is the first of a series and features photographs taken from 1978 to 1980.
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.