The 40th issue of Corraini Edizioni’s non-conforming magazine Un Sedicesimo was dedicated to my collection of blue sky cutouts. I began collecting skies in 2008 as a reaction to mounting feelings of anxiety and melancholy. When particularly troubled, I would cut away a segment of blue sky from the travel pages of a newspaper or magazine and preserve the sky as a souvenir of (wistful) travel and escape.
As “Un Sedicesimo” translates to “a sixteenth” my edition of the magazine covers the world via sixteen skies, plotting the distance between their location and my studio in Nottingham. The archive of Un Sedicesimo issues can be found here.
Joe Rudi (Pielichaty) earned a First Class degree in Graphic Design with Edinburgh College of Art and his MA in Visual Communications from the Royal College of Art in London. Driven by a love of nature, time and memories, Joe’s work highlights an instinct for emotive, nuanced and thoughtful concept.
Joe lectures on the BA(hons) Graphic Design programme at Nottingham Trent University and engages in drawing, research and publishing projects. ︎