Pittogramma is a space designed to share projects, resources, and experiences from a new perspective of graphic design in Italy.

Despite the complex work environment, new generations are showcasing great passion, they are bringing  important stylistic innovations and approaches that deserve attention and visibility. 

Pittogramma aims to be a bridge between young talents and established realities in the sector, with the goal of creating new connections and new creative contaminations.

The platform wants to be a useful tool for young graphic designers, not only by promoting their projects but also by allowing a flow of information, advice, and insights into the profession.

Our story

Pittogramma is an independent project born in 2020 from an idea by Fabio Mario Rizzotti and Santiago Villa, a proposition developed from the desire to help young graphic designers but also from a constant curiosity and will to experiment.

One of Pittogramma's goals is to collaborate, to bring together different realities to produce something unique. Furthermore, Pittogramma aims to act as a catalyst for the creation of new connections and synergies.

For these reasons, each edition brings together a carefully selected team of designers, aimed at ensuring the production of meaningful content.

Previously, the publication was reviewed by Camilla Testa, and today the texts are written and edited by Sibilla Villani. Starting from 2023, Simone Bertini took Santiago Villa's place in the artistic and design direction. 

Pittogramma is happy to participate, collaborate, and, above all, co-create. 

Therefore, it is important for us to spread the project to an increasingly wider audience and bring it to independent bookstores, schools, and events related to the profession.

We need to thank

Walter Santomauro, Riccardo De Capitani da Vimercate, Jacopo Faggian, Stefano Serra, Sara Cerboneschi, Giulia Saporito, Alessia Bertin, Federico Romano, Dylan Paddock, Laura Marianera, Enrico Levrino, Davide Locatelli, Andrea Baldon, Maurizio Iori, Fabiana Adami, Lorenzo Bet, Valentina Ascione, Daniele Cella, Riccardo Riggio, Nicola Radice, Annalisa Braggio, Camilla Testa, Aniello Russo, Lorenzo Salvucci, Davide Busi, Gabriele Bertini, Anita Merconchini, Antonio Bertini, Allegra Santilli, Irene Chelucci, Helena Vallve, Valentina Bertini, Giuseppe Bertini, Mario Orta, Cecilia Bertini, Filippo Taveri, Giuliana Dao, Marco D'Agostino, Ludovica Angeletti, Cecilia Gatti, Francesco D'Urso, Francesca Pirovano, Simone Rigardo, Letizia Ciancio, Alberto Arlandi, Filippo La Duca, Patrick Toomey Neri, Giordano Ninoná, Alessandro Annibali, Marco Sartore, Giovanni Godina, Manuel Alvaro, Nicolamarcello Cirrottola, Marco Battistello, Martina Fabbro, Carlotta Ferrari, Carolina Rutta, Stefania Trevisan, Rebecca Battistoni


ABC Dinamo, Alessio D’Ellena, Alfafonts Type, Archivio Tipografico, Andrea Zaccuri, Atto, Camilla Testa, CDcromo, Collletttivo, Fedrigoni, Formula Type, Glyphs App, Grafiche Veneziane, Kirby, Louis De Belle, Michele Patanè, Paper&People, Raffaele Armellino, Reflex GmbH, Santiago Villa.

Press and awards

Pittogramma si evolve in piattaforma digitale per nuove connessioni creative, 2024
Adnkronos Cultura

The 43rd Annual of the TDC New York, 2022
Type Directors Club

The Edit: five new projects including Pittogramma 01 - Caratteri Inediti by Pittogramma, 2021
The Brand Identity

Il nuovo numero di Pittogramma è dedicato ai caratteri inediti e offre una buona mappatura della situazione italiana nel type design, 2021

SPRINT—Independent Publishers & Artists' Books Salon, 2020
Sprint Milano

Pittogramma: an open call for unpublished typefaces designed by Italian type designers under 30, 2020

Pittogramma: una nuova rivista per dare visibilità ai giovani talenti italiani della grafica, 2020


Pittogramma 2.0, 2023
Type Thursday Milano

Manifesti analogici workshop, 2021
Scuola Mohole

Editoria indipendente, 2021
IED Roma

Pittogramma | Un Segnale Grafico, 2021
IAAD Bologna

Pittogramma | Un Segnale Grafico, 2020
Scuola Mohole

No money, no problem!, 2020
Scuola Open Source

Who's next?, 2020
Scuola Politecnica di Design

Randevu - Strette di mano tra creatività e lavoro, 2020
LABA Trento

Why is Pittogramma a digital platform now?

Due to the high physical production costs associated, Pittogramma has decided to transform into a digital platform, seizing an opportunity born out of necessity. In this way, we will contribute more often and offer broader access to information.

What do you mean by “young graphic designer”?

Young graphic designers admitted are designers up to a maximum age of 30 years. The choice to establish this age limit stems from the need to impose restrictions, as it is not possible to justify every single application. This decision has been carefully weighed based on the rationale of a broad and comprehensive educational path.

Why do I have to transfer the copyright for the publication of the project?

We request the transfer of copyright to ensure that, in the event the project is published on the platform, Pittogramma can benefit from full authorization, thus avoiding future requests for financial compensation from the author.

Can I submit more than a project?

Yes, it is possible to submit multiple projects, one at a time.

How do I know if my project was selected?

Pittogramma’s team will send an email to each projects’ author, whether it is selected or not, after reviewing and evaluating the project publication.

What kind of projects can I submit?

The submission of unpublished projects and thesis projects is allowed.

What do you mean by “unpublished project”?

A project can be defined as “unpublished”  when it has not been previously published and has not been developed in collaboration with a studio or as part of an internship.

What are the criteria you follow to select projects?

First of all, the application is taken into consideration only if it includes all the requested information. Subsequently, the following selection criteria are taken into account:

- Level of technical skill in the execution of outputs
- Originality of the project
- Depth of research
- Overall development of the project based on its potential
- Documentation of the project

How can I submit my project?

You can download the Application Kit directly from the footer or from the Designers page, under the Archive section.

What is the Archive?

The Archive is a section of the website that provides a series of useful resources for both young graphic designers and industry professionals. Inside the Archive you will find a selection of designers whose projects have been published; a mapping of studios, agencies, and foundries in Italy; and an almanac of institutes and independent bookstores in the country.

How can I support Pittogramma?

Pittogramma is a non-profit project, and all proceeds are intended to cover development costs. If you wish to contribute with a donation to support and help Pittogramma achieve its goals, click on the following link.

Every supporter will be mentioned on this page.

Can I buy Pittogramma’s old numbers?

Pittogramma 00 is sold out. 

Pittogramma 01 - Caratteri Inediti can be purchased on our online shop and it can be found by clicking on the button on the project’s page, in the Editions section.

Buy Pittogramma 01 - Caratteri Inediti


Design: Fabio Mario Rizzotti, Simone Bertini
Development: Andrea Zaccuri
CMS: Kirby
Typeface: Formula Type (FT Aktual)
Texts: Sibilla Villani


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