Issue 30

S/S 2021

Milan is back! For our 15-year legacy issue special we decided put the spotlight on the city of Milan. It's home to the an “exquisite bourgeoisie,” as Federico Sargentone remarks in his essay on what makes Milan tick. No one embodied that spirit more than Gio Ponti, who’s honored in a new book by Karl Kolbitz. Francesco Nazardo takes us on a visual excursion through the city’s iconic underground train stations, and Alessandro Bava revisits Cini Boeri’s overlooked anti-manifesto. Plus: a big feature interview with...

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Issue 30

S/S 2021


The Italian design duo melding the poetic and the analytic in their material investigations

Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Portraits by Bea De Giacomo

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The legend lets loose on his own legacy and discusses his current favorite project

Interview by Mimi Zeiger

Portraits by Buck Ellison


The Danish architect renowned for her sustainable and site-specific approach to designing culturally-significant spaces
Interview by Jeppe Ugelvig
Portraits by Cecilie Lindegaard Jensen


A survey to define design in the first two decades of the 21st century, curated by Felix Burrichter and Camille Okhio, with texts by Carson Chan, Tiffany Lambert, Hannah Martin, Camille Okhio, and Felix Burrichter.


A reinterpretation of PIN–UP’s 15-year print legacy by artists, designers, and photographers including Grace Ahlbom, Marcelo Asekhame, Iwan Baan, Victor Barragán, Jean Guillaume Bastin, Jonathan Castro, Telfar Clemens, Faith Couch, Adrian Gaut, Davit Giorgadze, Rafik Greiss, Andre Herrero, Philippe Jarrigeon, Marcelo Krasilcic, Naho Kubota, Luke Libera Moore, Rosie Marks, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Francesco Nazardo, Sarah Ortmeyer, Mary Ping, Tanya and Zhenya Posternak, Evelyn Pustka, Katja Rahlwes, Carlos Sáez, Scheltens Abbenes, Yang Shi, Wolfgang Tillmans, Torso, and Ferdinando Verderi.


A special gatefold with every person PIN–UP has ever photographed.


The legendary artist, designer, and Yale professor under whose tutelage all of PIN–UP’s design directors studied

Interview by Erin Knutson

Portraits by Julika Rudelius

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An interview with artist Aria Dean; Natasha Stagg's take on Balenciaga’s new-yet-old couture HQ; Taylore Scarabelli on Instagram and how it is changing home decor; Huy Lemmey on the legacy of Philip Johnson and other bad gays; Drew Zeiba on archiving and obsolescence; Ted Barrow on a storied Beaux-Arts bank building in San Francisco; a book review on the relationship between race and Modern architecture; Mario Ballesteros on a 1940s ceramic hoax capturing Mexican identity anxiety; an anonymous Swiss inventor on his two-person sex machine; and so much more. And memes by Dank Lloyd Wright.