Osvaldo Cavandoli was an Italian artist and animator best known for creating the character La Linea, which was featured in a popular series of animated shorts on air on Italian television in the 1970s and 1980s (like this nice short).
La Linea was a simple, stylized stick figure with long, thin arms and legs, drawn with a single continuous line. The character was known for his misadventures and humorous interactions with the world around him.
The La Linea series was produced by Cavandoli and his company, Lagostina Produzioni Audiovisive. It was a popular and enduring success. In fact, La Linea has remained a cultural icon in Italy and beyond.
The legend of La Linea is still alive with paintings and sculptures that depict the figure in different and humorous behaviours. These rare pieces are a testament of creativity and pop culture from the Belpaese.