Mimicocodesign, A workshop of Fresh Ideas | Inspirational Portfolio [61]

mimicocodesign is a workshop of ideas, graphic design experimentation and visual communications. mimi & coco are a creative couple, or rather, they are a complementary pairing and it is the interaction between these two opposite poles on which all their work depends.
Mimi & Coco have sat at the same table for 10 years, blending their ideas in the rustic surroundings of the historical town of Follina in the Venetian hills, a setting that has allowed them to conjure up a great many ideas and build rapport with the people.

Mimicoco’s work is characterised by observation, manual creativity and experimentation. Design, graphics and illustration blend together with subtleness and irony on a pathway that contemplates the possibility of applying this language to the different requirements of the visual panorama.

mimicocodesign projects have been published in B-Guided Barcelona, The Creator Studio Torraspapel, Aiapzine, Creatividad Etica Argentina, Annual Graphic Design of Gmk Istambul, ItaliaGrafica, Elle Decor, Ottagono, Instyle and AWDA among others.

But… who are Mimi and Coco?

mimi & coco are Alex Natali and Federica Lasi, superior vocational training in fine graphic arts and decorative painting and a degree in graphic design and visual communications at Urbino’s ISIA University. They are Senior Professional members of AIAP – Italian Association of Design for Visual Communication and have been enrolled in BEDA – The Bureau of European Design Associations – since 2010.

Check out a selection of mimicocodesign’s projects here or visit their website at: mimicocodesign


Music Posters

100×70 Posters for the concerts organised by Zoogami, a “creative confusion” project, that ran from 2008 to 2010 at the Nidaba Jazz Spirit. Behind closed-doors and very limited places he has hosted world-famous musicians of the contemporary jazz stage, from Irio De Paula to Fabrizio Bosso.

Dynamic Trio manifesto 100x70 MSNYQ 100x70 zoogaband Travel Notes Trem Azul zoogaband



Posters for communications of a small crafts eyewear factory, whose collections stand out for exuberance and the evocative vigour of the colours. The collections are handmade in Italy in very small limited editions. The OKKI eyewear is distinguished by research into the bonding of different materials, such as cellulose acetates and fabrics selected in the Italian fashion district.

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Ipanema Unique

Advertising for Ipanema Unique: the right and left soles of which are printed with amusing designs different for each. The Ipanema Brasil brand produces eco-friendly shoes made from recycled PVC or recyclable Melflex plastic.

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Via della Vigna

Advertising campaign for a wine bar that offers a top selection of wines, the excellence of Veneto and traditional cuisine with recipes based on local tradition and high quality ingredients sourced locally.

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The Venissa Restaurant

Advertising campaign for the Venissa Michelin-Star Restaurant whose cusine manages to conjure up emotions in the guests by virtue of the great attention paid to the quality of the raw materials and the locally sourced ingredients many of which are nurtured in the vineyard, vegetable gardens, orchards and fish farm on the Venissa Estate itself.

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La Laguna Salviamo le Barene“Save the Lagoon Saltmarshes”

Poster for the competition held by the schools of the Province of Venice, promoted and organised by the Lagoon Park Institute, and set up in order to stimulate reflection regarding the ways and means by which sustainable use of the lagoon can be obtained. “Save the Saltmarshes ” encourages children and youths to put forward their own ideas about the safeguarding and defence of the saltmarshes a fragile ecosystem the very existence of which is under threat.

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)