Monthly Archives: December 2015

Italian Espresso Coffee Cup

Italian Espresso Coffee Cup
Isometric views of digital aromas.

Here goes a digital photorealistic illustration of the classic Italian Espresso coffee cup (a.k.a. Tazzina di Caff√®). It’s a minimal isometric still life for coffee lovers. Typically made of white thick porcelain to maintain the heat, you can be sure to find this little cup it in every house and bar of Italy.
People like coffee even if it is digital. I guess caffeine can be absorbed via social media: it’s one of the most popular topics in Internet interactions, together with sexy inked girls and crazy cats. Probably Starbucks marketing campaign has something to do with it. I mean, with the “Good Morning Coffee” social media strategy, not with the kittens!

So while logging into your favourite social media account, try Sir Joe Works’ hot coffee and enjoy your day!

Cinemagraphs of Rome!

Fontana del Prigione Rome
Another GIF animation of Italy.

This close-up of the consumed marble from the lion’s head at Fontana del Prigione (Prison Fountain) in Rome was shot a few years ago and it’s one of my first attempts with Cinemagraphs. My second experiment with this kind of animated GIFs involved a couple of Italian Dogs that were playing near the fountain.

Legend says that if you are thirsty, this magic photograph will quench your thirst!

Fountains of Rome: Fontana del Prigione

Fontana del Prigione
Architectural photography from the Eternal City.

A vertical shot of one of Rome’s many fountains: the Fontana del Prigione (Prison Fountain). The fountain was directly commissioned by Pope Sixtus V to Domenico Fontana for the villa that they where building for him when he still was Cardinal Peretti. Made between 1587 and 1590 you can find it now located in Via Goffredo Mameli, at the intersection with Via Luciano Manara, Rome, Italy.

Take a look to the Architectural Photography Gallery for more infos and pictures of Rome. There is even a GIF animation with water spilling from the lion’s mouth!

Gelli’s Droids

Gelli's Droids
The Force awakens while a Master falls asleep.

Licio Gelli, Worshipful Master of the clandestine lodge P2 (Propaganda Due) dies at 96 in his villa in Tuscany, Italy. Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released in theatres.

Here goes an internet meme blending freemasonry with the epic space opera: Gelli as Palpatine with a couple of Masonic droids based on C-3PO and R2-D2 models.

May the Force P with 2!

Polygonal Art: John Lennon!

John Lennon Low Poly - Illustration
Portraits and Christmas songs.

Here is a tribute to John Lennon: a polygonal portrait that was made a couple of years ago. It’s a kind of digital Origami, the virtual art of paper folding.
A year after the Beatles broke up, Lennon recorded the song Happy Xmas (War Is Over). Today, this song is still relevant, and a perfect soundtrack for this hot Christmas Eve!

So, this is Christmas
And what have you done?
For a war that’s not over
A new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The mean and the dear one
The sold and the young