Interview: Sophie Morichi of Archivio Picone

The family of Italian designer Giuseppe Picone keep his artistic legacy and contribution to "Made In Italy" alive

by Heather Stewart Feldman When artist, ceramist and fabric and fashion designer Giuseppe Picone passed away in 2008, he left behind a precious gift to Italian craft history. Picone’s invaluable artistic legacy and many contributions were key in defining the “Made in Italy” generation. The three leading ladies of his life—his wife, Dominique Giroud Picone; his stepdaughter, Sophie Morichi; and his granddaughter, Martina Bersani—recently re-opened …

Interview: Ben Gravy of Quaffing Gravy

The founder of UK's new craft beer talks about turning an idea into an easy-drinking pale ale

With a logo drawn by a tattoo artist and screen-printed directly onto its bottles, new UK beer brand Quaffing Gravy is guaranteed to stand out in the UK’s burgeoning craft beer scene. The company’s first beer—an easy drinking pale ale—is just about to launch and we caught up with QG’s head honcho, who goes by Ben Gravy, who explained to CH why creating a beautiful …

Central Illustration

London commercial art agency looks to US market with limited edition prints

Reaching the ripe old age of 30 this year, London-based illustration agency Central Illustration is reaching out to American clients with two limited edition screen prints and a brand new US-focused website to represent a host of its illustration talent stateside. While they regularly work with advertising agencies such as Wieden + Kennedy, JWT, M&C Saatchi and Ogilvy, and with editorial clients including New Scientist, …