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Mess, no hierarchy whatsoever & nothing in chronological order. 
Updated as often as I can ?(***) /// {+@ &^ %>>

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P.S. There is no spell check on here so please forgive me if some words are spelled funny.

Above a picture of me aged 6 dressed like Pippi Longstocking.

Enjoy some proper Italian old school romance x  

This creature is confused but has very good intentions. 
(it’s an old version really rough version actually)
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Studio wall
Above all LOVE.
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Website design for film director Bine Bach (in progress)


((ABOVE)) Digital automatic drawing + writing.

Posters about energy (as in the one that connects us all)

Death under the rainbow. It’s sunny outside but you can’t move.


In November 2022 Barbora Bohusova came from Slovakia to spend a month working with me. Together we took turns to draw little things on the staircase of my studio, in response to each other, from ground to 4th floor. We then documented the drawings and made 2 sweet tiny books <3 

Dancing to the sun, tryptich > > >

Lil poster and foldout for How We Live, an initiative of Claire Louise Staunton and Three Rivers Bexley, to empower people who live on Thamesmead council estates to organise and take action against the private landlord 🪧💥
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Loose, funky identity (not the logo) for Max3Min,  a very short film festival from Milan. Here some posts examples from templates I made >And below the poster for this year edition - it’s more of a special print by itself.

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Some graphics for
Like A Quest, a new publication by Setsuko that’s all about love, otters, black orchids and Nicolas Cage
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Logo for Bunker Basement, made by hand with  wooden letters  together with Arnaud Desjardin. 

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A fun website I designed for Dal Chodha, a fashion writer, editor, teacher. 

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Or watch here:

Or screenshots here:

(Below) An illustration of the band Porchlight for SoYoung Magazine, in three different versions. Couldn’t make up my mind and still can’t. ++++++++ BELOW: (just) a flower.

(above) Invoice receipts for book sales and fairs! Bunker Basement + Everyday Press

Graphics for Money Loves Money, an exhibition of artist Dan Halter at Osart Gallery — Milan

Options they didn’t like:...
This DOWN HERE is a blind pastel monoprint.You don’t see the results until you turn over the paper.

And a  digital automatic drawing:

︎︎︎Recently had a bizarre experience of designing logo, posters, brochures and banners that have been used on the set of Up On The Roof, a  British movie. Posters (below) and logo for a fake charity (below) (below).
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People judge very quickly hey?


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Not much to say here either  actually, I just really liked this photograph I found in an archive and not sure why I wrote ‘the’ on it.

Once I was on holidays in Sicily and I was feeling like this (below).

Open eyes, Open Heart is a book I wrote and designed with techniques to free designers from the oppression of nonsensical rules and trends. Published by Sold Out, 2021. 

Open studio modular signage impro with neighbouring friends – one letter each, colours, lots of love.
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A wedding invite for DADA lovers TAlia and DAvid
Riso printed on A2
Background: wedding location
Sick of the same old wedding invites?
We specialise in one of a kind designs guaranteed to puzzle your uncle
Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Label design for Details Vol.5, published by The Everyday Press.
Harry Bennett wrote a lovely article about my work on It’s Nice That. My favourite quote from it is: All this love for the unloved. You can read it >>here<<
ABOVE: A website I designed and curated for Archivist Addendum, a non-seasonal and multi-format  publishing project that occupies the nascent space between standardised fashion editorial and arcane academe.

Books and e-books for the Government Art Collection – designed in collaboration with Barbara Nassisi. More coming soon!

Ahhhhhh the Sound Seminar! Way too magical to be ruined by language. Hosted by the legendary Jon Wozencroft. 
//Above// Some posters and a set of stickers I worked on during my taste-questioning journey, trying to shake up my own judgement.
A printed (obvious) thought. 
Sketches for the website of the Centre for Postmodernism - with CHK Design, 2020.
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No thing to say here really.
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(above) 2023
Window vinyl for Tenderbooks with a giant BOOOOOOOKS snake :-P 

A trippy illustration made for CHK Design.

Strange flowers gloom over my heart.


Sopra al cuore dentro alle pellicine / Above the heart and inside the cuticles. /// Mi piacciono molto gli avverbi di luogo / I really like adverbs of place.
Post for Offprint Paris - The Everyday Press

Brexit feelings.

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A little photoablum of my nonna who was the best nonna ever and I miss her very much and she gave me the money I was missing to go to RCA just before she passed away <3 <3

About me:


Below 2 tote bags I did for Tenderbooks. Angel and devil kinda vibes.
You can buy them on their website HERE & HERE.

And here book launch announcments for Michael Clark, Dancing to The Fall. Book coming soon :-)
In 2020 I graduated from an MA at the Royal College of Art in Visual Communication. I loved it but also  complained a lot about my last year there  (as you do as a priviliged kid) in this last minute little book done in 48hrs that I “exhibited” on the online degree show.
They’ve tried to shut me down but if it’s in a book it’s real, and if it’s in Times New Roman it’s even more real.
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Together with it, I also founded (and now abandoned to its misery) SUPER REFLECTIVE with Andrea Popyordanova, an online archive of past & present RCA acts of protests by students and academia. 
Screenshot below: 

& Below our MANIFESTO:
And some visuals I did for the online site:
Botte, sangue e violenza alè alè!
Goodbye standards, I draw from the soul. A dive into the unconscious. //// Oh so sunny here, and yet is night and all is dark.
(Below) Posters I did for the set of  Vandullz, a mini TV series aired on BBC One Wales.
For the same series / Poster for the memorial of a dead Welsh old man / The crew and actors loved it so much that apparently it became iconic and they all took pictures with it LOL

Me and the amazing Claire Mouton did some graphics for Young@Heart, a chorus of fierce elderly people in Massachusetts USA. 
Below a couple of digital posters for their two latest events. 
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               Never mind, the usual rubbish.

mini poster for an exhibition at RCA

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On Thursdays
You can find me at > The Everyday Press, a publishing house based in London with a focus on artists books
On Wednesdays
Teaching web design (can you believe it? lol) at Richmond  University  London

Above: Short Culture logo for a special section in Rolling Stone magazine curated by Max3Min.
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A book launch invite for The Everyday Press. Had to redo it (was too mad for audience), see below:

Newsletter n.1 for The Everyday Press + Bunker Basement at Offrprint London 2022,

Website for C.M.M.,  a project that unfortunately died
Fundraiser for a book of Stuart Croft’s work – The Everyday Press 

Coming soon:  BUONGIORNO
A collab with Barbara Nassisi collecting ‘Buongiorno’ images sent by Italian ladies on Whattsapp. It appears to be a social movement. If you know someone who is involved please get in touch.

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Identity for the second edition of a group exhibition  concerned with a ‘new’ spiritual.
((Not that there was  ever a first one - it was cancelled due to Covid - but since i did make the graphics for it I’ll fake like there were 2 editions). 
/Handout booklets:
& not chosen proposals:
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I Am One: Journey of A Liberated Soul is a video I’ve made in 2019 that you can watch on YouTube HERE only if you are over 18, because there is the amazing Natasha Sturgis dancing in an orange bodysuit and YouTube thinks she’s naked. I’ve tried to argue with the algorithm but it just wouldn’t listen.
previous posters from Toward A New Spirituality  from 2020, printed with Risograph:

And other proposals from 2020:


/ Visual identity and assets or Elisabetta Cavalieri Ducati, an amazing raku ceramic artist from Milan.
I’ve also designed her website. Check it out  HERE

A poster made during the first lockdown in April 2020, with a quote of the great Carlo Rovelli that seemed very appropriate at the time.
Inside feelings.
An illustration for the short movie ‘I AM’. Produced by Candid Broad Productions.

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I scroll, I scroll, I scroll, I swipe, I swipe, I swipe. It’s so boring in the sun, this is much more fun.
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A cheesy skin poem I wrote a couple of years ago and pasted on my friend’s neck. She has always been my neck model because I think her neck is very special and I hope you can see that too.

I was drawing an ‘A’, it turned out to be alive.

Again some avverbi di luogo (adverbs of place): qui, qua, dentro fuori, sopra, sotto, lí, là, lontanto, vicino, dovunque, laggiù. 
// I mean these are the nicest words ever and  also isn’t it much nicer when we’re there rather than here, and we let outside what’s inside but also bring the outside inside and we’re far but not further and basically when everything is everywhere?
Poster and identity for Studio S3

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Look, i designed something normal! It’s a book of Sigune Hamann’s work published by The Everyday Press %%%%

We are what we see, we see what we are.
Identity for Tiipoi, a sustainable homewear brand working between India and the UK. In collaboration with Barbara Nassisi <3

Business cards for Arnaud Desjardin 
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Poo Poo Books
(will make more soon) + some work on the floor. The two things are linked but is not that interesting so I won’t bore you.
for a lil publication by the amazing Georgia Kate O’Brien coming soon. Get some of her work HERE!

Posters for Disco Freaks – CHK Design.
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In 2017/18 I’ve worked full time, and then part-time untill March 2021, for CHK Design, a small design studio based in London.  
Above a selection of some of the craziest proposals I designed. See the rest on Side B.
And this is a book collecting experiments and thoughts (WIP). 


This ladybird is really upset with a limo polluting her hill. Understandable to be honest. 

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A recorded conversation between me and the online Tate Archive website. Done while at RCA in collab with Tate and probably quite pointless.

Just cats.

Lockdown feelings.

Digital crap creeping everywhere these days.

An Eminem’s quote / deep shit / There is so much I could say about the emotions involved in this sentence and crappy poster that I feel I could write a novel.
A couple of illustrated posters about looking.

/// A sweet but mad creature.

A poem in red, on green.
A fictional band called The Syphilis. I did this a couple of years ago and honestly I don’t know what I was thinking.

Being different just for the sake of being different, is it not just a purely egoistic and possibly arrogant compulsion? The product of frustration, a want for visibility...
Surely it’s kind of an empty starting point. Could be just repressed anger. At the same time forces pushing and grinding ‘against’ are as essential as water. It’s also fucking brave, depending on the times though. Now it’s cool to be different, ugliness is interesting (finally?) - but then what’s ugly? Is it what was beautiful before? I’m not sure it’s that black and white. And what’s different from the different anyways? Doesn’t it end up being an empty, never ending fight that’s impossible to win?
...When it’s purely spontaneous, when it comes from the soul, from eyes that are closed, and doesn’t matter what form and shape it takes. When it made its way from so deep within or so far out that it’s almost alien, but not really because you feel cosy looking at it, with a special kind of umbelical tingle.



Say Hello!!!

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after 2 years of having this website I realised my name is not even on it LOL / Hello my name is Margherita


(UP)Vinyl cover for A Forest Dub – The Everyday Press (coming soon)

It’s a gradient, and like glitter. A vibration. Dzzzz. Shhhh. It moves upwards up up up, never rests never quivers, even if it’s slippery. I blink, is there, I blink, is gone, but the ceiling echos of it. Ssss. You need to focus.
Badges for Offprint 2022 x Bunker Basement 
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A strip I did about Barbara for BranD magazine. They asked ‘what makes you feel most relaxed when you work’.

I did my BA in Graphic Communication Design (Pathway: Illustration) at Central Saint Martins, UAL.
Below FROM AFRICA TO COMO LAKE, my favourite project from back then. It reports the conversations I’ve had with African migrants and refugees at Abbazia dell’Acquafredda, a shelter on Como Lake, Italy.  
A photo of the Abbazia



2 spreads from a book where I collaged social media posts of 8,9,10 yrs olds + things they said when interviewd about their social media usage. Very creepy stuff.

I really like dolphins, especially when they jump.


(Below)An abstract print part of my One page, One Minute book which is too big to even try to photograph so I never had the energy.
Basically I sat in front of the computer for 1.30h 


A proposal for Belle Scar, musician and artist. She didn’t like it though.

(((((( {BIDET} ))))))

In every Italian bathroom you can find this thing called ’bidet’. It’s very useful and igenic and I’ve been trying to promote its use in the UK for many years. Above in the bathroom of my mum’s friend, where you can see some classic 80s Italian brown tiles, very typical in bathrooms of those days, and one of the most common delicate bidet soaps, chamomile scented.
You should also wonder, is that why they say Italians are good lovers, because they keep their junk clean?
Is this also the secret to their amazing food? It could all be down to the bidet.

If you also feel passionate about bidets and think they should be found everywhere in the world, contact me and let’s discuss a bidet progaganda project together.

In the meantime, some fun facts about bidets from Wikipedia:

Bidet is a French word for "pony", and in Old French, bider meant "to trot". This etymology comes from the notion that one "rides" or straddles a bidet much like a pony is ridden. The word "bidet" was used in 15th century France to refer to the pet ponies that French royalty kept.[24]

Eighteenth-century bidet in use.

(((((( {ALBICOCCA} ))))))

Albicocca is apricot in Italian.
I almost had an apricot tree once.


'All this love of the unloved'