BASICALLY I’M AN ITALIAN CREATIVE MIND
A PROFESSIONAL DREAMER

LINO FRANCO IS A CREATOR AND DIRECTOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE PRODUCER, MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTIST, WITH AN ALMOST TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXPERIENCE.

HE IS AN INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WORKING ON HIS OWN UNDER HIS SIGNATURE BRAND, LINO FRANCO PURE CREATIVITY, CONCEIVING, ORGANIZING AND DIRECTING ARTISTIC/ENTERTAINING/CULTURAL PROJECTS & EVENTS FOR BOTH ARTISTIC AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

SECRETS

THEATRICAL SHOW

AN INTIMATE TALE ABOUT EMOTIONS THROUGH SOUNDS, MOVEMENTS AND VISUALS
A JOURNEY INTO THE MOST PRIVATE THOUGHTS AND SECRETS EVERYONE IS ALWAYS CONFLICTED WHETHER TO UNVEIL

Created, written & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

STARNIGHT

THEATRICAL SHOW

GRAN GALÀ OF BURLESQUE & VARIETÀ
A STAR-STUDDED CAST FEATURING 24 ARTISTS – A LINEUP OF 12 ARTISTS PER SHOW – 4 ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS OF A UNIQUE SHOW
BRINGING BACK TO LIFE THE ITALIAN TRADITIONAL VARIETÀ WITH JUST A LITTLE LAS VEGAS TOUCH AND A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH

Created, written & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

THE CURTAIN CALL SHOW

LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW FORMAT

FORMAT OF TV SHOW, CREATED, DEVELOPED AND CURATED BY LINO FRANCO, ABOUT THE WORLD AND THE BUSINESS OF CULTURE, ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Photorealistc rendering of the TV show set (realized by Lino Franco)

MEANING NOTHING

VIDEO ART INSTALLATION

ORIGINAL VIDEO ART INSTALLATION CREATED AND REALIZED BY LINO FRANCO, IN THE OCCASION OF HIS INVITATION AS GUEST ARTIST AT THE “ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!” EXHIBITION HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY)

This installation has been shown into the exhibition among the original Warhol’s artworks, and included in the official exhibition catalog.

ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!

POP ART EXHIBITION

LINO FRANCO WAS INVITED AS GUEST ARTIST AT THE “ANDY WARHOL SUPERSTAR!” EXHIBITION HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY), AND ASKED TO CREATE AND REALIZE AN ORIGINAL VIDEO ART INSTALLATION TO BE EXPOSED AMONG WARHOL’S ARTWORKS

Cover and inside page (dedicated to Lino Franco) of the Official Catalog of the exhibition

INTROSPECTION OF A SELF-PORTRAIT

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE

LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CONCEIVE A LIVE ACT FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE PRESTIGIOUS “FRANCIS BACON – A JOURNEY INTO THE THOUSAND FACES OF THE MODERN MAN” EXHIBITION, HOSTED AT THE CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (ITALY)

Created, written & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

YELLOW&BLUE MAN

NEON LIGHT SCULPTURE

LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CREATE AN ORIGINAL ARTWORK, INSPIRED BY THE THEME OF AN EXHIBITION ABOUT FRANCIS BACON’S DRAWINGS HOSTED AT CA’ DEI CARRARESI MUSEUM IN TREVISO (IT), TO BE FEATURED INTO THE HALL OF THE MUSEUM.

Created & designed by Lino Franco

The “Yellow&Blue Man” neon light sculpture, on the set of a live performance

EQUILIBRIUM

ARTWORK

ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN A LIMITED SERIES OF 4 PIECES

Created and realized by Lino Franco

Artwork made from mass-production manufactured objects
A moment of the performance, showing the set, the body-painted models and the musicians playing

TABLEAUX VIVANTS

ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE

LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CURATE AND DIRECT A LIVE ACT OF MUSIC, VISUAL AND BODY PAINTING FOR A TRADITIONAL VENICE CARNIVAL PARTY ORGANIZED BY “THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE“, HOSTED AT PALAZZO ZEN IN VENEZIA (ITALY)

Created & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

BURLESQUE CHAMPAGNE GLASS

STAGE PROPS DESIGN

AS A PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LINO FRANCO ALSO WORKED (AND HE STILL DO) FOR ARTISTS AND PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES, CREATING SPECIAL PROPS FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS

Created, designed and engineered by Lino Franco

Project and Photorealistc rendering of a Champagne Glass designed for an Italian burlesque performer
The artist and The realized Champagne Glass on stage, during a live act

DAVIDE ZOCCA HAUTE COUTURE

ARTISTIC FASHION PERFORMANCE 

LINO FRANCO WORKED WITH DAVIDE ZOCCA, AN EMERGING ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNER SUPPORTED BY “IUAV DESIGN DELLA MODA” (THE FASHION DEPARTMENT OF IUAV UNIVERSITY OF VENICE), DURING HIS VERY FIRST STEPS INTO THE FASHION WORLD

Co-created and directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

ARTISTIC FASHION SHOW AND CREATIVE SHOOTING 

Created and directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

BROKE CLOTHING

FASHION DESIGN

LINO FRANCO, ALSO WORKING SOMETIMES AS FASHION DESIGNER FOR INDEPENDENT CLOTHING BRANDS, WAS ASKED TO CREATE “BROKE DELUXE”, A MALE&FEMALE BRAND NEW T-SHIRTS CONCEPT CAPSULE COLLECTION BY THE FIRST AND MOST HISTORIC AND FAMOUS ITALIAN STREETWEAR BRAND 

Created and designed by Lino Franco

CSC PRODUCTION

ARTISTIC CONSULTING FOR
PRODUCT PLACEMENT

LINO FRANCO WORKED WITH CSC PRODUCTION ON SOME OF THEIR MOVIES, FINDING PRODUCT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INVOLVING THE BRANDS AND COLLABORATING IN THE ARTISTIC INSERTION OF THE PRODUCTS INTO THE SCREENPLAY

IL TERZO TEMPO

Product involved:
BIRRA ANTONIANA

AMORI ELEMENTARI

PRODUCTS INVOLVED:
THUN
AEROFLOT RUSSIAN AIRLINES

BUNNYGLOO / a-MAZE-ing PATH

SET & PAVILION DESIGN

AS A PRODUCTION DESIGNER, LINO FRANCO ALSO WORKED (AND HE STILL DO) FOR PRODUCTIONS COMPANIES, CREATING SPECIAL EXHIBITION PAVILIONS AND STAGE SETS FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS

Created, designed and engineered by Lino Franco

Bunny-shaped capsule designed for live events and presentations
Pavilion for an art exhibition with phisical artworks and video projections mapping performances

STUART – IL MOMENTO È ORA

MUSIC VIDEO

STUART, AN AMERICAN SINGER AND PRODUCER FROM PORTLAND (OR – USA) WHO LOVES ITALY AND WROTE THIS SONG THINKING TO VENICE (THE ITALIAN CITY HE LOVES MOST) ASKED LINO FRANCO TO REALIZE THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR THIS SONG FROM FROM HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM “STUART”

Created, written & directed by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

BENOTTO LUIGINO SPUMANTI

AD CAMPAIGN

LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CREATE LOGOS AND BOTTLES DESIGN FOR NEW PRODUCTS AND TO CURATE A CORPORATE AD CAMPAIGN FOR A PRESTIGIOUS ITALIAN WINE BRAND, PREVIEWED DURING A PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWED BY A LUXURY PRIVATE PARTY IN VENICE (BOTH ORGANIZED AND PRODUCED BY LINO FRANCO)

Created by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production

DREAM SKATEBOARDS

AD CAMPAIGN

LINO FRANCO WAS ASKED TO CREATE AND CURATE A CORPORATE AD CAMPAIGN FOR AN ITALIAN SKATEBOARD BRAND AND ITS FLAGSHIP STORES.

Created by Lino Franco, who also curated its creative direction and production and who also appears in it as endorser

DREAM SKATEBOARD CATALOG COVER