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Italian Graphic Design 1. Graphic Design Until 1945 | With Maddalena Dalla Mura and Richard Hollis



Italian Graphic Design 1. Graphic Design Until 1945 | With Maddalena Dalla Mura and Richard Hollis

“Italian Graphic Design” is a series of six encounters about graphic design and visual communication in Italy in the XXth century. Six chapters of a possible history of Italian graphic design, conceived in order to understand the role of graphic designers in giving shape and identity to Italy’s social, economic and cultural landscape.

From the great poster artists of the turn of the century to the futurist avantgarde, from the fascist propaganda to the experimentations of Campo Grafico, the first encounter expolores Italian graphic design until 1945, dealing with its international influences and its most original tendencies.

Full programme is available on the poster of the series, designed by Leonardo Sonnoli.

Under the patronage of:
AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale
AIAP – Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva


Maddalena Dalla Mura
is a researcher and writer in the field of design history, graphic design and museum studies. In 2010-11 she has been assistant curator for the exhibition “Graphic Design Worlds” (curated by Giorgio Camuffo at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan) and co-edited the accompanying publication Graphic Design Worlds / Words.
She has taught courses on Languages and Theories of Visual Communication at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. She currently teaches Graphic Design History at the Academy of Fine Arts in Udine and Design History at the University of Ferrara.
Since 2015 she is Associate editor of the online journal “AIS/Design. Storia e ricerche” (Italian Association of Design Historians -

Richard Hollis is one of the most influential figures in British graphic design. He has worked as a printer, a magazine editor, a print-production manager, a book writer, a teacher and a graphic designer. His body of work consistently suggests a strong connection between graphic design and the cultural and social conditions that inspire it.
Hollis was born in London and studied art and typography at Chelsea School of Art, Wimbledon School of Art and Central School of Art and Crafts. Among his most influential designs: the quarterly journal Modern Poetry In Translation, the weekly magazine New Society, John Berger’s Ways of Seeing and the visual identity and marketing material for the Whitechapel Art Gallery.
He is the author of, among others, Graphic Design. A Concise History and more recently Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style, 1920-1965.
Hollis was elected Royal Designer for Industry in 2005.


Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : IIC Londra

Entry : Free


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