Alfredo de Santis

Alfredo De Santis (1941-1998) was an Italian artist and graphic designer. After his studies in Rome, he participated in the art scene of his time, working in publishing, politics and film. His books for children include Alfazoo (Emme Edizioni, 1968), Giocagiò and Basta un foglio di carta (Bompiani, 1972), C’era una nuvola (AMZ, 1976)

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    The collection of essays Progettare per i bambini is born and finds space starting from the idea that a ‘soft and spacious’ form of understanding design can be fertile ground for experimenting and implementing new tools and a different way of understanding an educational community.

    Le macchine del maestro Paolini tells the beautiful story, narrated and illustrated by Veronica Martini, of Paolo Paolini, craftsman by necessity and master by authentic vocation. The book collects the testimony of his daughter and grandson and provides valuable teaching cues, exhibiting the notebooks that Paolini designed with his pupils and the games he invented.

    Alfazoo is not a conventional zoo, it hosts the most unusual animals in the world: wild vowels and consonants close to extinction. With its freshness and modern design, it is hard to believe that this illustrated book by Italian designer Alfredo De Santis was first published in 1968 by Emme Edizioni.

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    Alfazoo is not a conventional zoo. It houses the world’s most unusual animals: wild vowels and consonants nearing extinction. 

    This ABC turns letters into animals simply by adding a pair of eyes and a mouth to each shape, in a graphic game that invites young readers to play with the letters to invent their own beastly alphabet. 

    With its freshness and modern design, it is hard to believe that this book by Italian designer Alfredo De Santis was first published in 1968 by Emme Edizioni, the visionary publishing house that brought to the Italian market avant-garde children’s titles by authors such as Leo Lionni, Iela and Enzo Mari, Tomi Ungerer, Yutaka Sugita, Bruno Munari, Luigi Veronesi, Maurice Sendak, Emanuele Luzzati, and Bob Gill. 

    A timeless design lesson to read forms and symbols through a different visual lens.

    Illustrations by Alfredo de Santis
    Text by Marta Sironi
    Book design Bunker
    (from original design by Emme Edizioni)

    21 × 21 cm
    48 pages
    Hardcover
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-57-6
    First edition February 2023