Where do end up the never accomplished ideas? Oblio is a magazine about never realized, unsuccessful, or published projects in the creative field. Hans Ulrich Obrist asserts that the narrative of the not realization of ideas is effectively their realization. Oblio Magazine, through the stories by different professionals, focuses on projects in the creative field that, for various reasons, have never been brought up to life. Although a project would not find its concrete result, there is a development that has led to the outcome. From the failed possibilities of the past is necessary not only to learn but rather to understand them, in a socio-cultural context, where the design disciplines are often not seen as a future resource.
Matteo Vandelli is a freelance graphic designer, specialised in visual design for both print and digital. He works on commissioned and self initiated projects like books, visual identities, exhibition design and websites. His work is driven by a minimal and versatile approach, in the belief that each project represents a new dialogue, capable of exploring new solutions.
For the 2019 season of the Arena Borghesi, the historic outdoor cinema of the city of Faenza, Matteo Vandelli creates a visual identity where typography becomes texture. Starting from the title of the edition “Spettacolare! L’Arena Borghesi c’è”, a phrase particularly used in sports by reporters to enhance a goal or a victory, Matteo creates a visual capable of reminding a stadium choir that through its different applications turns into something more complex but visually coherent.