Lorenzo “SerraGlia” Servi: CONE WARS

Photographs and concepts: Lorenzo “SerraGlia” Servi & Other Editions
Graphic design: Lorenzo “SerraGlia” Servi
Texts: Lorenzo “SerraGlia” Servi
Proofreading: Henry Loveless
Language: English
Publisher: Other Editions
Released: September 2023
Edition: 300
Printing: K Print
ISBN 978-952-65286-0-1

Year: 2023
Dimensions: 20 x 2 x 12 cm (P x K x L)

Who would have thought that a simple cone-shaped marker could have such a rich and mysterious history?

In the late 1930s, a lengthy legal battle occurred over the ownership of the traffic cone. Surprisingly, neither side won because the jury believed that cone-shaped markers already existed before.

So, what kinds of cone-shaped artifacts existed before, and why?

Halfway between an art project and a visual essay, this book delves into the history of cone-shaped objects, from ancient times to the modern era, blending reality and imagination.

But “Cone Wars” goes beyond the world of traffic cones and aims to inspire us to stay vigilant in our surroundings: how can we critically observe and evaluate what we encounter every day?


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