Imperator

2021

The history of coffee accompanies our own, and is told through 12 illustrations that make the Imperator 2021 calendar truly unique. From the 1980s to the years that lie ahead, a journey through epoch-changing events in which we can almost smell the unmistakeable, familiar aroma of coffee.

2021 Calendar, with original illustrations pertinent to the client’s mission.

Art direction and illustrations: Elena De Giorgi
Graphic desing: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca
Layout: Laura Zucca

2020

Imperator’s 2020 begins as a seed and, day after day, goes through all of the stages that are needed to be able to make a cup of coffee. 12 illustrations tell the story of this long journey, exploring botany and harvesting, as well as green coffee selection, roasting, and grinding.

A 2020 calendar illustrated with original subjects that are relevant to the mission of the client.

Art direction and illustrations: Elena De Giorgi
Graphic desing: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca
Layout: Laura Zucca

2019

12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days: that’s just the time you need for “the numbers of coffee.” All through 2019, they tell the story with mathematical precision: from history, to travels, to people and fashion trends, all connected to Trieste’s finest beverage.

Diary with natural-effect cover and Calendar, both illustrated with original and relevant designs and the client’s mission.

Art direction and illustrations: Elena De Giorgi
Graphic design: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca
Layout: Laura Zucca

2018

We are counting down the days that separate us from the protection of the world’s rarest animals. Between January and December, threatened species find refuge on the pages that illustrate coffee locations around the world.

2018 diary and calendar illustrated with original subjects, relevant to the client’s mission.

Art direction and illustration: Elena De Giorgi
Graphic design: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca
Layout: Laura Zucca

2017

How do you say coffee? Words as old as the origins of this drink take shape in a kaleidoscope of original illustrations, telling the story of coffee from its discovery to the places associated with its birth. Day after day, we bring together the elements of a year-long tale, gathering anecdotes and interesting facts with an unmistakable aroma.

2017 diary and calendar illustrated with original subjects, relevant to the client’s mission.

Art direction: Maria Teresa Cavallar
Illustrations e graphic project: Elena De Giorgi 
Layout: Laura Zucca

2015

Coffee takes time. It has to go through twelve processing phases before reaching our cup. And it takes twelve months to illustrate it to people during the course of 2015. A good coffee makes its mark, every day.

2015 calendar illustrated with original subjects, relevant to the client’s mission.

Art direction: Maria Teresa Cavallar
Graphic design and illustrations: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca
Layout: Laura Zucca

2016 Christmas Card

Let’s spend Christmas together. A simple greetings card is thereby transformed into a tree decoration, bringing Imperator into people’s homes. Star or tree?

Christmas cards containing a themed gift.

Art direction and graphic design: Elena De Giorgi

Poster per la fiera TriestEspresso Expo

A good coffee makes its mark at TriestEspresso Expo, with a poster to match the 2015 calendar, illustrating the twelve phases of coffee processing, from flower to cup.

Illustrated poster for the trade fair.

Art direction: Maria Teresa Cavallar
Illustrations and graphic design: Elena De Giorgi and Laura Zucca

Event Invitation and Folder

The coffee leaf becomes very “inviting” and has the task of engaging guests in the opening of the new Imperator headquarters in Campo del Belvedere, Trieste. The invitations reach the end of their life cycle on the coffee plant, where they are hung up with dedications from the guests.

Paper invitation cut in the shape of a coffee leaf and document folder with matching graphics.

Art direction: Maria Teresa Cavallar
Illustration and graphic design: Elena De Giorgi

Place mats

Tasting and conserving a memory of what one has tasted. So many things happen on a simple sheet of paper, brought to life by twelve illustrations of the various phases of coffee processing: reading, placing down the cup and writing.

Illustrated place mats for coffee tasting.

Illustrations and graphic design: Elena De Giorgi

Live Coffee Painting – Trieste Coffee Festival from Let’s Talk!

Project by Elena Degiorgi and Maria Teresa Cavallar

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