Alessandro Colizzi

(Rome, 1966) Associate professor at Politecnico di Milano, linguist and designer by training, he works on the history of graphic design, typography and type design. Currently engaged in research on the Nebiolo Foundry, he has studied recognized (Bruno Munari) and lesser-known (Piero Ottinetti, Renato Zveteremich) figures in Italian graphic design.

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    «Incontri» is a sui generis memorial that the famous designer Armando Milani gives us at the sunset of his career. This book captures through flashes, fragments and plots, the fundamental encounters that most influenced his work and inspired his creative choices. Each anecdote is accompanied by a large selection of images.

    Bob Noorda. A life in the sign of graphics» is a cult book, dedicated to the undisputed master of visual communication Bob Noorda, which reviews half a century of career in which he created more than one hundred and sixty brands. The interview is by Francesco Dondina.

    «The modern question in Europe», the first volume of the series «Anthology of graphic culture», addresses the graphic debate within the modern movement of the years between the two wars, with an extended look at the European continent to include authors of cultures and national histories so far neglected by historiography.

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    Proceedings of the International symposium / Turin, 16–17 September 2021

    The Nebiolo company of Turin was Italy’s greatest type foundry on both national and international levels for most of the 20th century until its closure in 1978. Originating from a small type foundry established in 1852 and bought by Giovanni Nebiolo in 1878, Nebiolo was officially set up in 1880. By the turn of the century the company experienced a rapid commercial expansion that would lead it to successfully develop the production of printing presses, a sector in which it would dominate the Italian market until the 1970s.

    Nebiolo is especially remembered for its contributions in the field of typeface design. Its Studio Artistico – headed successively by Giulio Da Milano, Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese – released influential typefaces that had a strong impact on the history of 20th-century printing and graphic design in Italy and elsewhere. Due to the dispersion of the company archives, a critical evaluation of Nebiolo’s heritage has been lacking until now. With this first international symposium, and the publication of its proceedings, the Nebiolo History Project offers at last an overview of the latest research on hitherto underinvestigated aspects concerning Nebiolo and its role in the history of industry and the graphic arts in Italy.

    Edited by Nebiolo History Project: Alessandro Colizzi, Riccardo Olocco, James Clough, Riccardo De Franceschi, Marta Bernstein, Massimo Gonzato
    Texts by various authors

    19 × 27 cm
    376 pages
    Paperback
    Original language edition (italian/english)
    Isbn 978-88-98030-89-7
    First published July 2023

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    “Antologia di cultura grafica” is the new series dedicated to the history of visual communication. Edited by Alessandro Colizzi and Silvia Sfligiotti, assisted from time to time by one or more guest editors, the series offers a series of volumes, organized around a theme or era, and includes a rich anthology of texts (articles, essays, chapters, excerpts, posters) translated into Italian and introduced by an essay by the editors. 

    “La questione moderna in Europa”, first volume of the series, addresses the graphic debate within the modern movement of the interwar years, with an expanded look at the European continent to include authors from cultures and national histories hitherto neglected by historiography. 

    Far from being a unified phenomenon, the modern movement was characterized by a plurality of manifestations and the presence of very different theoretical positions. In particular, modernist graphics was the result of a process of negotiation between actors belonging to different national contexts. Moreover, actors from multiple disciplinary fields participated in its formation: advertising, publishing, architecture, photography, journalism, and the printing industry. 

    This anthology reflects the variety of orientations and opinions expressed both within individual national events and by the different personalities involved, who interpreted the ideology of the modern in ways and forms as heterogeneous as ever. The panorama that emerges is decidedly more nuanced and hybrid than has appeared in existing publications to date, and allows us to grasp the phenomenon in its theoretical, aesthetic, technological and social complexity. 

    Antologia di cultura grafica 1
    Edited by Alessandro Colizzi, Silvia Sfligiotti & Carlo Vinti
    Book design Bunker and Alessandro Colizzi
    13,5 × 21,5 cm
    280 pages
    Paperback with flaps
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-56-9
    First edition February 2023