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Italian Graphic Design 3. Graphic Design and Publishing



Italian Graphic Design 3. Graphic Design and Publishing

With Mario Piazza and Tony Brook

"Italian Graphic Design" is a series of six encounters about graphic design and visual communication in Italy in the 20th 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.

In the third event of the series, Mario Piazza and Tony Brook will talk about the evolution of contemporary graphic design in publishing in 20th and 21st century Italy. Visual books projects designed in the last ten years by the students of the Politecnico in Milan will also be shown.

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


Mario Piazza
is a graphic designer and an architect. In 1996 he founded the studio 46xy. From 1992 to 2006 he has been President of AIAP, Associazione italiana progettazione per la comunicazione visiva. Since 1997 he teaches Visual Communication at the Politecnico in Milan and at the Indaco department of the Milan Design Faculty. He has been creative director of Domus from 2004 to 2007 and is art director of Abitare.
He designed and curated exhibitions about graphic design (such as "Bruno Munari e il Club degli editori"), is author of several publications (such as "Progettare il marchio" and "Italic 1.0. Il disegno dei caratteri contemporaneo in Italia") and collaborates with specialist magazines (such as "Progetto grafico", "Linea Grafica", "Domus"). He curated the graphic design of the new Tascabili Einaudi.

Tony Brook co-founded London-based design studio Spin with Patricia Finegan in 1992. The small team, with Brook as creative director, has won national and international recognition. In 2009 he set up Unit Editions, a publishing company with the designer and author Adrian Shaughnessy. He lectures nationally and internationally and was guest curator of "Wim Crouwel - A graphic odyssey" at the Design Museum in London in 2011, a major retrospective of the Dutch master. He was admitted to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2006.


Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Organized by : IIC Londra

In collaboration with : Con il patrocinio di AGI e AIAP

Entry : Free


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