The second issue of Orlando is guided by a literary theme: Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. This is an adventure that courageously criss-crosses the centuries from the Sixteenth century to the Twentieth century. Switching from male to female genders, throughout the centuries, Orlando seeks to come to an understanding of himself and of his deepest nature. This mission of his is as long as a lifetime, an eternal lifetime in which the sensation of completeness comes about as a result of having lived various lives in both sexes. For Woolf, heroism is the acceptance of this third gender, created by the union of Masculine and Feminine. Poetry is that loyal accomplice of always and it helps our hero to stay young and to put a sign upon the history of literature with the ink from his pen.

In this Issue we have interviewed many fascinating artists, like the international designer Patricia Urquiola, the visual artist Nadia Kaabi Linke, the famed graphic designer Louise Fili, the Italian tenor Francesco Meli, the plant artist Satoshi Kawamoto and the New York artist Richard Saja.


Each issue of Orlando is guided by an Editorial literary theme, a novel, which is translated into images by the Art direction of Antonella Dellepiane Pescetto. Unique Short Art Movies (Our Tales) are also created by Orlando, inspired by these novels.

You can see the one inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando here: 

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Each issue of Orlando matches its articles to a special playlist. To get you in a sensorial experience, read all the articles with this tracks on background. This is a real other magazine, developed in music.