GIORGIO DE MITRI
AS THE "APPLE VS. U.S. GOVERNMENT" BATTLE OVER PERSONAL PRIVACY IN AN EVER-MORE-CONNECTED WORLD INTENSIFIES, EVEN PASSIVE SMARTPHONE USERS ARE BEING FORCED TO PICK A SIDE: INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS OR SHARED SECURITY — ALTHOUGH ONE COULD ARGUE THE TWO AREN’T MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. IN THE CREATIVE WORLD, A SIMILAR THOUGH PERHAPS LESS COLLECTIVELY CONSEQUENTIAL AND CERTAINLY LESS STARK SKIRMISH OVER THE MERITS OF PRIVACY IS ALSO UNDERWAY. THERE ARE THOSE WHO REGARD THEIR WORK AS THEIR PUBLIC FACE AND SO VIGILANTLY GUARD THEIR PRIVATE LIFE. THEN THERE ARE THOSE WHO SEE THEIR PRIVATE LIFE AND IMAGE AS A NECESSARY EXTENSION OF THEIR PUBLIC WORK.
The latter group’s stance is advocated by companies and publications that often vet their collaborators' value in Instagram followers. Meanwhile, the former group is championed by individuals like Giorgio de Mitri, who, as the above image reveals, prefers his professional output rather than his persona do the talking. As the Creative Director of Sartoria, a globally renowned Italian firm that describes itself as a “tight-knit group of artists, designers, architects, directors and cultural engineers,” Giorgio adeptly and often anonymously "connects the dots" to produce work for some of the world's largest and most artistically influential businesses.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?
Playing checkers with my grandmother.
WHAT DO YOU DO BEST?
Connect the dots.
A QUOTE YOU LOVE?
"Folks, I'm telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean— so get yourself a little loving in between." –Langston Hughes
THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Il Design in Italia (edizioni Einaudi) by Paolo Fossoli.
YOUR LAST GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH
THE LAST PLACE YOU VISITED
A SONG FROM THE FIRST ALBUM YOU OWNED
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MUSEUM?
No such thing. It depends on the programs.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD GIVE TO YOUR 20-YEAR-OLD SELF?
Stay true to your inner self.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
Being able to take my time.
WHAT IS THE WORST RISK YOU'VE EVER TAKEN?
On the slopes, skiing.
WHAT IS THE BEST RISK?
A FIGHT SCENE
A PERFECT MEAL
YOUR FAVORITE PLACE
A SONG THAT MAKES YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU ASK THEM?
The Pope and the Dalai Lama. I'd ask them to tell me about faith.
WHAT IS A MEAL THAT REMINDS YOU OF HOME?
Passatelli in broth.
SOMETHING THAT WAS ON YOUR WALL AS A TEENAGER
A SONG THAT MAKES YOU NOSTALGIC
YOUR FAVORITE KIDS FILM