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
Faithful reproduction of the poster originally spread for the limited edition of Tupigrafia. 2000-2020 Anthology. The four-handed work by Luca Barcellona and Claudio Rocha, made with typographical printing and calligraphic inserts, is the first in a series of three posters.
30 × 42 cm Paper Fedrigoni Arena Natural Rough 170 g First edition September 2021
The poster collects a hundred images of trees, printed in scale 1:200, with and without foliage, carefully selected from those enclosed in the homonymous volume. Replica of the original poster of L’Architettura degli Alberi from the exhibition of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 1982, corrected in the plates and updated in the graphics. The only difference from the original version is the addition of the green color.
The ink drawings faithfully return the peculiarities of the tree species depicted, allowing us to enjoy their variety and specificity. The scientific nomenclature of each tree is accompanied by vulgar terminology. The images are numbered so as to allow the observer an easy identification of the trees and not only to appreciate their indisputable beauty.
Original illustrations by Studio Leonardi-Stagi Design (based on the original layout from 1982) Bunker
70 × 100 cm Paper: Fedrigoni Arena Smooth Natural 170 g Offset print 2 Pantone colors Isbn 978-88-98030-61-3 First published April 2023