Line-which can take many directions, flow along winding rivers, fall into the mysterious depths of existence, and then re-emerge and overcome mountains and bodies of water-is a metaphor for life, in the form of a short, intense visual narrative. Linea saw the light of day in 1999. Conceived, written, designed and printed by Alessandro Zanella under the Ampersand banner – the publishing house under which he published his own volumes – in sixty copies drawn with the press, dedicated to his daughters Anita and Francesca, as the author himself reveals at the end of the tale. A delightful and light edition, symbolic in its narrative, vibrant in its essentiality. Essentiality that is anything but simple: “simplicity is the most complicated thing in the world,” Vico Magistretti reminds us, and indeed this work, so fluid, so clean, is the result of a long gestation and a slow and careful production. Today Lazy Dog is pleased and proud to present a new fanastatic edition in 499 numbered copies, which traces in every way the first publication, including the two ‘pop-ups’ inside. Only a dust jacket, designed by Bunker, has been added, which together with the introductory text constitute the only interventions not present in the original. The intent is to restore intact the spirit that generated this fine volume, ideally destined for the smiles of many more little boys and girls.