Yellow, energetic, graphical:
Edition 95
In June, the Pitti Immagine shows will be swept by a wave of energy. PITTI LEMON has been chosen as the theme for both the advertising campaign and the setups at the Fortezza. Can you imagine anything more summery, sunny, and refreshing?

PITTI LEMON will be a tasty theme (both in flavor and color), thirst-quenching (for those always craving something new), energizing (for those in search of a boost), astringent (to hold back from saying too much), and anti-free radicals (for those keen on staying young). It is a deliberately light theme yet with a powerful representation: it captures the naive spontaneity of children and has been painted by artists from Ghirlandaio to Manet, from Picasso to Lichtenstein.

The PITTI LEMON campaign, coordinated  by Gianluca Folì, named the best illustrator of 2023 by Artribune. In his creative vision, the colors of the lemon become a thread woven into vibrant outfits.. Meanwhile, the segments of the pulp complement the Dome of Florence.
Playful and fun, the lemon strikes a balance between a tennis ball and a rugby ball. It's simple yet consists of many segments, and it's both sweet and sour, providing a burst of energy. U2 sings, 'She wore lemon,' while Paolo Conte brings the flavor of lemon gelato to life through his music. Whether it's depicted in a pot or the ground, as a still life or vibrant and alive, juice or pulp, to truly appreciate it, one must squeeze it thoroughly. Essentially, it is a symbol with an iconic impact on meaning and the senses that drove us to a significant decision: to forego photos and videos in our advertising campaigns, opting instead for purely graphical representations—static and animated—created exclusively by graphic designers. We aimed to explore an imaginative narrative, allowing us to capture the diverse aspects of the events from scratch, starting with a blank screen or page, freely drawing and coloring worlds and references.

— Agostino Poletto, General Director, Pitti Immagine

The theme of PITTI LEMON will be showcased in the Fortezza da Basso setups and experience, curated by architect Alessandro Moradei.

About Gianluca Folì
Named by Artribune as the best illustrator of 2023 and a gold medalist at the Society of Illustrators in New York, he is a prominent figure in numerous exhibitions and collaborates with The New York Times, Corriere della Sera, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Taschen, Rizzoli, Mondadori, Laterza, Sony, and Fendi. He has a knack for weaving a fantastical reality around the human figure. He lives in Rome