The illustrations by Marie Cardouat, author of the Dixit cards

The illustrations by Marie Cardouat, author of the Dixit cards

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Art

Raise your hand if you received Dixit for Christmas and played with it throughout the holidays. 
Now raise your hand if you already had Dixit, but still played it throughout the holidays.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard of a board game so often. In just a few years, Dixit has become the favourite of many and has even managed to oust timeless games such as Monopoly or Risk.

If you don’t know it yet, forget about buying and selling, territory invasions and strategies, the only essential ingredient for a game of Dixit is imagination. Very briefly, the objective of the game is to earn points by making the other players guess – but not all of them, please! – a card by describing it in any possible way: with a sentence, a word, a feeling, a song, a verse. Everything counts! 

In addition to its simplicity and immediacy, the success of the game developed by child psychiatrist Jean-Louis Roubira is also due to the undeniable beauty of the illustrations. Each of the 84 Dixit cards is illustrated by French artist Marie Cardouat

Born in 1981, Marie Cardouat was born in Finistère, a department in the north-east of France. She graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and it was during her studies that she developed her dreamy and imaginative style. After finishing her studies, she opened a small studio in Paris, where she still works and creates her illustrations. 

Her style, based on the use of bright, vivid colours that deviate from reality, is perfectly suited to the world of children: it is no coincidence that Marie Cardouat does work for publishing houses that publish books for children. This characteristic has made her the perfect person to illustrate the Dixit cards. Each of them represents a scene that can be directly traced back to childhood, feelings and life experiences. 

Each drawing by Marie Cardouat contains a story that can move us and transport us far away, just like a game of Dixit with friends. 

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @effyrose__, @niinque, @saraperacchia, @jus._._._, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @serenabiaginiph, @nellys.ph, @matti_b9, @franscescaersilia1, @kevin.ponzuoli.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week
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InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram

Tommaso Berra · 43 seconds ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @marcocarta87, @unagiuliaacaso, @jus._._._, @idralinho, @allecossu, @alberto_sanna4, @luanapetrullophoto, @reportageofmylife, @nuovi_obiettivi_, @_my_perfect_little_world.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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InstHunt – Le 10 migliori foto della settimana su Instagram
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There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

There are two different Hong Kongs in Cody Ellingham’s shots

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Photography

New Zealand photographer Cody Ellingham believes that there are two versions of Hong Kong: a real one that exists with its monumental skyscrapers and one that we remember fondly in our memories. 
The series “Fantasy city by the harbour” – from which a book of photographs was also born – stems precisely from an attempt to try to understand how we can return to the “other” Hong Kong, of which only the dreams and atmospheres dense with neon and people frantically roaming the streets of the Asian city remain.

The shots mainly show the architecture of the city, studied through the calm moments of the metropolis. In fact, people never appear, a challenge considering that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet with its 7 million inhabitants.
In the streets, therefore, only silence remains, interrupted by the buzzing of neon lights, which Cody Ellingham uses to accentuate the aesthetic effect of the views, as if they were sets for a futuristic film set in a hyper-technological city of androids and flying machines.
The photographer had the opportunity to study the city during his frequent travels, choosing moments of calm to make even more vivid and real the Hong Kong that persisted in his memories but was difficult to find in everyday life. The fog favours the general suspended atmosphere of the scenes, the large billboards look like TVs left on after falling asleep on the sofa while the lights of the skyscrapers belie the whole thing: the city is not sleeping.

Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
Cody Ellingham | Collater.al
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Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Daniele Frediani’s journey among the nomadic peoples of Kyrgyzstan

Tommaso Berra · 3 weeks ago · Photography

Is it possible for urban man to abandon all stimulus and service of the city to reconnect with an idea of brutal pragmatism dictated by nature? Photographer Daniele Frediani has embarked on a journey to Asia, to some of the territories in which the truth of time and space overpower appearances, consumption and weaknesses of our society.

Frediani in Kyrgyzstan perhaps saw what would happen if we were forced to go back to living as we did centuries and centuries ago, dependent on the cycle of nature and the animal cycle. The shots in his photo series show Kyrgyz nomads as they live by eliminating everything superfluous, decreasing the margin of error, of doubt about what is right or wrong. What the protagonists of these photos have at their disposal is only what their animals have to offer, while all around them are only large grasslands still cold in the Song Kol Lake area.
Living with them is an experience that takes you to another world, a world without time and space: before the Internet and social media, before technology and electricity,” said Daniele Frediani.

Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
Daniele Frediani | Collater.al
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