Pizza & Gelato
For the final festival in our June journey, Scrollino was off to the Mediterranean coast in Genoa Italy, with sun, good food, surf, and a very special location…
What could this very special location be, you ask? Cotonfioc 2018 was held in the former psychiatric hospital of Genoa, Italy, with its sunny courtyards and arched open-air hallways making for a convivial and refreshing atmosphere in the Italian summer heat. The festival all but took over the space, with rooms filled with art installations and workshops, hallways decorated with impressive murals, live music in one courtyard, and food options in another – from Genovese specialties to traditional Japanese onigiri (rice balls) and takoyaki (octopus balls) and more.
How could an atmosphere get any better than that, you ask? With all the independent publishers, artists and crafters participating in the festival! Each one had something unique to show and sell, including handmade goods, innovative products, and self-published zines, books and notebooks – there was surely something for everyone! Many a friendship was struck up between creators, creating a real convivial atmosphere of unity between people from all over Italy and Europe – Scrollino® was honored to be able to take part in such a warm and welcoming festival full of wonderful people.
Check out the highlights below!
Cotonfioc Festival Genoa
Artwork: Giulio Vesprini
Cotonfioc is the Genoese festival entirely dedicated to the visual arts, independent publishing, and self-production. Born with the ambitious goal of decentralizing artistic fervor by giving a new value to peripheral urban contexts. This year the event occupied the former Psychiatric Hospital of Genoa Quarto dei Mille and left behind among others a beautiful mural by Italian street artist Giulio Vesprini with Walk-the-Line (on the photo).
The exhibition, Genoa, Italy
The program accompanying the Cotonfioc festival in Genoa was full oftalks, workshops, and exhibitions. The main exhibition “Gli Altri – Visto da vicino, nessuno è normale” included thirty artworks dealing with the delicate theme of mental illness, the concept of “other” and that of “normality”.The exhibition presented original posters created by the use of various techniques such as illustration, abstract graphics, photography or collage.
Bestseller in Genoa
Cotonfioc festival proved us again, that Italians love playful design. The Scrollino Origami was definitely the hit of the event. The fun animal-themed Scrollino of origami paper (over 6 feet long) helps you learn how to fold an origami pelican, a bird, a frog, a whale, and other animals with step-by-step instructions. Explore the details of this Scrollino in our Online Shop.
Genova Italy 2018
June 22-24, 2018
Ex ospedale psichiatrico
Genova, Quarto dei Mille
Organizers & Collaborators
Publishers & Designers
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