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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.

    “Countercultures,” the second volume, contains twenty-five texts and forty-eight color images on the editorial and communicative production of groups and movements active in the political and artistic spheres that have played an essential, though not always recognized, role in the history of visual communication, giving rise to languages of rupture, bearers of alternative visions of society.

    The selected texts and images testify to the birth and spread of ideas, forms of expression and techniques that have made visible some important countercultural movements since World War II, from Situationist détournement to subvertising, from pacifism to environmentalism, from feminism to gender and ethnic minority claims, from the psychedelic revolution to the sexual revolution, from punk provocations to the visual research of underground magazines and Soviet-era samizdats.

    The resulting picture shows how the practical and theoretical action of countercultures, often addressing issues that are still relevant today for the first time, helped change not only visual languages but the very way of doing graphic art, both in approach and style.

    Antologia di cultura grafica 2
    Edited by Francesco Ciaponi & Silvia Sfligiotti
    Book design Bunker and Alessandro Colizzi
    13,5 × 21,5 cm
    276 pages
    Paperback with flaps
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-62-0
    First edition February 2024

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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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    The freedom, detached from pre-established models, the skill of the artisans and their creativity make the Italian signs truly extraordinary. In the book L’italia Insegna, James Clough examines them from a historical-aesthetic perspective and critically illustrates the best and worst sides of this unique expression of applied art.

    Jost Hochuli, one of the best known and most appreciated Swiss graphic designers, explains in his essay Il dettaglio in tipografia, how to ensure the best possible experience for readers. To do so, he introduces us to the world of typographical detail or microtypography and analyzes one by one its constituent elements: letter, space between letters, word, space between words, line, line and column of text.

    The edition Fear, finally, through a visual narrative choral, collects the work of the international conference of typography held every year in Milan, «Letterpress Workers». The text explores the sociocultural aspects, starting with the graphic design, freely inspired by the work of the Dutch designer Willem Sandberg, who with his human and professional example has embodied the very spirit of this edition of the conference.

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    The kit includes a copy of «L’architettura degli alberi» and a replica of the poster created for the 1982 exhibition in Modena and Reggio Emilia.

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    Discover Franco Fontana, one of the most internationally renowned contemporary Italian photographers.

    This selection of two titles published by Lazy Dog Press includes «Invisible», Fontana’s latest effort, the return of a meticulous archival research from which many unpublished shots emerged: from more experimental research to more intimate evidence of expressive freedom of the author.

    The second volume is the re-edition of «Skyline», a classic of ’78 that helped pave the way for the new contemporary Italian photography.

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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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    Test yourself in the art of letters and deepen this ancient and fascinating discipline, through the teachings of the masters of the Italian calligraphy association.

    What could be better than a gallery of images to draw on to hone your style. Luca Barcellona is an internationally renowned calligrapher, «Take Your Pleasure seriously» is his first monograph.

    With «The Trait” Gerrit Nordzij laid the foundations for a fascinating approach to the discipline of the study of letters. The famous Dutch designer elaborates a universal theory of writing that spans centuries, from the first engravings to the most recent computer works.

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    A careful selection of books and posters by the famous italian calligrapher.
    Use the discount to dive into the work of Luca Barcellona.

    The bundle includes the paperback edition of the first monograph published on the artist, the poster created for the original publication of the volume and the catalogue of the exhibition «Lost in Strokes», held at the Patricia Amorcida gallery in Milan.

     

     

     

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    «Less words more actions to survive».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «War».

    50 70 cm
    Paper Fedrigoni Arena Smooth Natural 170 g
    First edition November 2023

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    «Let us stop the aggressor of peace».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with «Peace» and «React».

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

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    «A message of love for the world».
    Armando Milani poster, part of the triptych with War and React.

    50 70 cm
    Fedrigoni Arena Smooth White 170 g paper
    First edition November 2023

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    Faithful reproduction of the poster originally published for the first edition of Take Your Pleasure Seriously, the monograph dedicated to Luca Barcellona. The celebrated calligrapher offers us an exploration of the shape of the letters of the alphabet in his typical taste.

    50 × 70 cm
    Paper Artic Volume White 130 g
    First edition November 2012

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    In 1978, Franco Fontana’s book Skyline helped pave the way for the new Italian photography with its radicalism and typically photographic approach. This book, made in a very simple way, without excessive graphic pretensions, presenting one photograph per page, was the culmination of a work in full maturity, freed from all the tics in vogue in photographic circles, advertising or conventional photojournalism.

    Skyline praised no city, no local production, it was a work closed in on itself. Starting from tangible reality, in this case the landscape, and from horizon lines, he excluded all superfluous elements to preserve the essential, the exaltation of forms and colors. Fontana codified his familiar landscapes and unknown expanses in such a way that signs, space, form, and color became the only elements of the image.

    With Skyline, before Luigi Ghirri’s famous book Kodachrome and six years before Viaggio in Italia, Franco Fontana was one of the first to question the linguistic possibilities of the chromatic process and the aesthetic characteristics of photography, personally reinterpreting the world around him while initiating a new reading of the Italian landscape. 

    This book is based on the original Italian edition and soft cover, both in format and presentation and in the number of photographs as set by Paola and Luigi Ghirri. To improve quality, the photogravure has been redone from the slides.

    Photographs by Franco Fontana
    Text by Helmut Gernsheim
    Book design Paola Bergonzoni and Luigi Ghirri

    21 × 27 cm
    80 pages
    Paperback
    Italian/English
    Isbn 978-88-98030-63-7
    First published September 2023

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    One hundred encounters, fortuitous and unexpected, wanted and desired, through which the biography of Armando Milani, the internationally renowned designer, is outlined through anecdotes and images. A sui generis memoir, which the author gives us to capture through flashes, fragments and interweavings the fundamental encounters that most influenced his work and inspired his creative choices. Alongside the story of each encounter we find a photo or work related to the character, in perfect harmony with Milani’s expressive style: to communicate an immediate message, which seduces the eye to reach the heart. 

    Vico Magistretti’s clothes pegs, Jack Nicholson’s cherries, Paul McCartney’s Happy New Year on the beach, Pele’s goals, Muhammad Ali’s handshake, Alberto Sordi’s markets and Umberto Eco’s drunken sailors. Milani dancing with Mariangela Melato and his wife waltzing with Saul Steinberg. 

    What emerges is a mosaic littered with stories, which allows us to go in depth not only into Armando Milani’s biography, but also into the message he wants to give us, which characterises the founding features of his expressive research: ethics, friendship, the desire and the need to communicate are at the basis of his encounters. This is also why his graphic sign is so special, because it goes to the essence of things, becoming indelible and timeless.

    With texts by Mario Piazza, Francesco Dondina and Anty Pansera, and testimonies by Sergio Noberini, Andrea Depretis, Federico di Wardal, Stefano Asili, Federica Marangoni and R. Roger Remington.

    Texts by Armando Milani
    Book design by Armando Milani and Bunker

    13,5 × 21,5 cm
    256 pages
    Paperback with flaps
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-60-6
    First published September 2023

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    A story within a story is that of Paolo Paolini, artisan by necessity and master by genuine vocation. He did not graduate from high school until he was 36 years old, making great sacrifices and working the most diverse jobs before crowning his youthful dream: to become a master. It all happens in post-World War I Italy, according to the testimony of Paolini’s daughter Sara – who was also his pupil for three years – and the stories of his grandson, Francesco Bombardi, editor with Giorgio Camuffo of this book. 

    A beautiful story, narrated and illustrated by Veronica Martini, as are many others, whose protagonists are teachers and teachers – some very famous, such as Giuseppina Pizzigoni, Alberto Manzi, Mario Lodi, Ettore Guattelli – others unknown or less celebrated, such as precisely Paolini.

    Paolini unfortunately does not leave many written testimonies, only a few lines and a few letters with other teachers and pedagogists in Italy and abroad; too little to trace a theoretical path. However, to try to understand more deeply the purposes that guided his work, one must learn to read his machines, the notebooks he designed with his pupils and the games he invented. Those published in this 128-page volume, documented by numerous photographs, are not only objects constructed by a skilled hand but are also texts that reflect the way Paolini understood school and the figure of the teacher. Around this topic revolve the interventions and reflections of Franca Zuccoli, Dario Scodeller, Barbara Caprara and Gerda Videsott, feeding the interdisciplinary debate between education and design in its inevitable and continuous evolution.

    Edited by Giorgio Camuffo and Francesco Bombardi
    Photographs by Giulia Pezzin, Luca Weste and Isabel Righi
    Book design Giulia Pezzin

    12 × 18 cm
    128 pages
    Paperback
    Italian
    Isbn 978-88-98030-66-8
    First published July 2023

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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