In an increasingly fast and interconnected world, a magazine can slow down the pace and become a space for reflection and learning. This is the role of illywords.
For several years, the magazine has published dialogues, opinions and points of view on themes dear to a company living in the contemporary world. Topics have covered space, courage, dreams, multiculturalism,awareness, chaos and the non-linear path of knowledge, to name just a few.
The illy ‘words’ belong to people from different countries, cultures and professions who are part of illycaffè’s human and professional network around the world. They convey varying opinions and points of view which narrate life through each author’s language and personal experience of it.
Each issue of illywords is illustrated with images by students from schools of art and design throughout the world, who turn the magazine into their own laboratory of personal and collective creativity.
We decided to open and enrich the network’s thoughts of illywords to interact and jointly create new worlds and new images.
The views of all of us will contribute to enrich a new generation of creative enthusiasts.
Thank you to all the contributors that during the years brought to illywords enthusiasm and new perspectives from all over the world: Alessandra Korey, Angela Vettese, Camila Molina, Caroline Lewis, Chelsie Doyle, Makiko Hayasaka, Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, Marco Sanchez, Nazzarena Barni Fritsch, Rita Buonarroti, Sarah Jappy, Roberta Corradin, Lauren Rayner.
Where to find
illywords is distributed at the most important cultural events of design and art supported by illy, and it is also available at leading bookshops the world over, including:
Bookshop Electa Corderie dell’Arsenale
Campo della Tana, Castello 2169F
Bookshop Electa Palazzo delle Esposizioni
Giardini della Biennale
Bookshop Electa Punta della Dogana
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
2, East Street
10128 New York
illywords publications are distributed during the most important cultural events of design and art in conjunction with participating bookshops and several major museums throughout the world