Friday, December 17, 2021

BE ITALIAN by Jimmy Angelina & Wyatt Doyle

Video made by Andy Biscontini, Italian.

Over a year in the making, Be Italian is the new release from Jimmy Angelina and Wyatt Doyle. It is a book of people pretending to be Italian, and Italians pretending not to be. It is not a coloring book. (But if you want to color your copy? Hey, it's your book. Have a ball, baby.)

Be Italian is an unprecedented visual history exploring Italian identity in motion pictures, from the early years of the silver screen through the modern era.

Italians as cowboys. Italians as Jews. Italians as Jews, married to Italians.

Italians as Mexicans. Italians as Amish.

Magic Italians. Space Italians. Italian Nixon.  

Italians who paint ceilings. Italians who heard you paint houses.

Italians you didn’t know were Italians. Italians who really aren’t.

Plus Robert Loggia.

Be Italian is available as a deluxe 11" x 8.5" hardcover and as a compact 6.5" x 6.5" trade softcover. These editions will be available everywhere. 

BUT... a limited signed and numbered edition of the deluxe hardcover is available exclusively from New Texture via our IndieGoGo campaign. For that, you'll pay the same price or less than buying the unsigned hardcover elsewhere, but the edition you'll get from us is signed by the authors and includes, as a tipped-in plate, an exclusive bonus Italian you won't find anywhere else.

Or, live a little and splash out on one of our IndieGoGo bundle packages, which include signed and numbered 8" x 10" art prints suitable for framing, plus secret bonus swag. Plus, we cover US shipping on all of it. You won't get that kind of love from Amazon!

Softcovers and deluxe signed and numbered hardcovers on offer at are in stock and ship immediately!