History of Italian Graphic Design

by Marryellen Mcfadden

1917
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Cover designed for Noi: Rivista d’Arte Futurista by Enrico Prampolini June 1917.

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1920

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Cover designed for Noi: Rivista d’Arte Futurista by Enrico Prampolini January 1920. I think that he was also one of the editors.

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1925

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Cover designed for Noi: Rivista d’Arte Futurista 1925, but I am not sure who the designer was. Perhaps Prampolini? This was the basic format the publication followed from around 1923.

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1932

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La Rivista cover designed by Fortunato Depero 1932.

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1933

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Dinamo Futurista was both edited and designed by Fortunato Depero who promoted Futurism concepts. 1933.

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Prampolini designed the newspaper Futurisimo, edited by Marinetti and Somenzi 1933. Futurism graphics idealized Mussolini in many of their publications.

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1941

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Mediterraneo Futurista cover designed by Biazzi 1941. Benito Mussolini was used in many of the Futurist graphics.

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1960s

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Franco Grignani advertisement for Alfieri&Lacroix, 1960s.

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1964

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Franco Grignani advertisement design, 1964.

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Franco Grignani advertisement for Alfieri&Lacroix, 1964.

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1968

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Franco Grignani magazine advertisement 1968.

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1969

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Franco Grignani book cover design, 1969.

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Designed by Max Huber, a Swiss designer working in Italy. He and Luigi Veronese and Remo Muratore founded the Rinascita school of Advertising in Milan, Italy directly after WWII. Their work with Constructivism had a distinctive quality that took an entirely different direction than Swiss design.

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I think that this was designed by Franco Grignani.

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Franco Grignani (Italian, 1908-1999)

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Franco Grignani (Italian graphic designer, 1908-1999).

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Franco Grignani experimental work in structural tensions.

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1998

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Poster designed by Leonardo Sonnoli 1998.

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2000

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Poster for lecture on the design work of Franco Grignani. Designed by Leonardo Sonnoli 2000. The line of type at the top left got lost in the slide but that’s the event information.
Sonnoli uses little tiny type sizes on posters.

May Sonnoli never grow old and have to wear bifocal glasses when trying to find the time of the lecture.

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