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The large glass

Valerio Marini


Waiter?

Valerio Marini


Avant-garde, oof 2016

What type of oil has the future in store for us? Meanwhile, here is the card launching the seventh edition of the Olio Officina Festival

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Oil seen from above

It almost looks like an empty glass, but it is not so. It is shaped like a tulip with no stalk: it is the official oil-tasting glass, the colour of which is blue. Blue, because professional tasters are terrified of colours. Their heart starts to pound, and aghast they repeat “oh my, oh my, I saw its colour, I saw its colour!”. Distressed, they plead their right not to be lured by the beauty of oil and its enchanting shades and colours. It’s all a matter of point of view

Luigi Caricato

Olio Officina Festival

What type of oil has the future in store for us? “The focus is entirely on the oil of the future – explains Mr. Caricato – and not on the future of oil. The idea is to revolutionize the language that we are used to, hence changing our personal vision of oil. This will lead to innovation, and new interpretations of it. There will be an element of rupture with the past, but the past won’t be recanted. What truly matters is thinking outside the box, moving forward and opening new doors.”

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Are you ready for the new oil?

An unusual portrait of Agostino Sommariva captures him tasting the oil of the olives he grows with so much passion in Albenga. In the picture, taken last January during the Olio Officina Festival, he is proudly raising a bottle of his Cru Maina.

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The new Mickey Mouse

Are mice oil connoisseurs? Who knows, perhaps they are. No doubt that they have an excellent palate for oil, and food in general!

Valerio Marini


Avan-garde

What type of oil has the future in store for us? Meanwhile, here is the card launching the fifth edition of the Olio Officina Festival

Olio Officina

Green olives

Filippo Cavaliere


Ankara Suffers

Valerio Marini


Avan-garde, #oof2016

What type of oil has the future in store for us? Meanwhile, here is the card launching the fifth edition of the Olio Officina Festival

Olio Officina


The olive puzzle presenting #oof16

Here is another postcard launching the 2016 Olio Officina Festival, which will take place in Milan from January 21 to 23. The illustration is by Valerio Marino and the graphic design by Alberto Martelli

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Avant-garde, a window to the future

What type of oil has the future in store for us? Meanwhile, here is the card launching the fifth edition of the Olio Officina Festival. The illustration is by Valerio Marini and the graphic design by Alberto Martelli

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The Blues Brothers

During the 2014 Olio Officina Food Festival, cartoonist Valerio Marini paid his tribute to this film in his "Celluloil Heroes" exhibition.

Valerio Marini


Modern times

Do you remember the famous film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, who also starred in it? Modern times is impressed in everyone’s mind. It was first screened in February 1936. During the 2014 Olio Officina Festival, cartoonist Valerio Marini paid his tribute to this film in his "Celluloil Heroes" exhibition.

Valerio Marini


Spoony cutlery

Look, but don’t blush. Valerio Marini’s inventiveness knows no limits

Valerio Marini

A house on an olive tree

Here it is, a lovely little tree house discovered in southern Italy. It is made of wood, and was built on an olive tree growing in the La Goccia d’Oro cooperative farm in Menfi, in the environs of Agrigento: The house however is for children only

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You have been informed

This is how passers-by are informed about the presence of olive oil. This picture was taken in New York: a large sign on the shop window tells all the customers what oil is used at the venue

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Hands tell a story

The picture of the ninety-four-year old grandmother of Antonio Lullo, a young producer from the environs of Salerno, and a member of the Opificio Citra network, expresses remarkably well the passing of time. Hands reveal our identity, our story, and the plastic olive harvest crate is the element of novelty, of rupture with the past

Olio Officina


Sensuousness

Sometimes the right touch makes all the difference

Valerio Marini

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Diamond olive

A diamond is forever. Isn’t that how the old saying goes? An original cartoon by Valerio Marini

Valerio Marini


The hand oiler

Among the various Artist Oil Jugs on display at the exhibition organized by Arte di Mangiare (The art of eating) during the Olio Officina Food Festival there is that designed by Lucio Perna, called "Oliatrice" (The hand oiler) for fairly obvious reasons

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Happy Easter

An original cartoon by Valerio Marini

Valerio Marini

Oil or perfume?

So precious, so unique. The pure scent of olives

Valerio Marini


Collectors’ mignon bottles

Antonio Almagro has a hobby: he collects mignon bottles of extra virgin olive oil. He is interested in bottles with a capacity of 150 ml or less, as well as small cans (250 ml or less). In just sixteen years he has come into possession of over five thousand items

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Sexy

Valerio Marini