Italian Types: Graphic Designers from Italy in America by Patricia Belen, Greg D'Onofrio and Melania Gazzotti, 2019. Corraini Edizioni, Italy. Published in conjunction with New York's Italian Institute of Culture, which hosted the exhibition of the same name from March 21 to May 2, 2019. 6.5 x 9, pp. 128 with Italian and English text. Designed by corrainiStudio.
Italian graphic design has had a lasting influence on the American visual and cultural landscape. From Fortunato Depero’s move to New York City in 1928 to Unimark International’s work of the 1960s and 1970s, Italian graphic designers were living and publishing important work in the U.S. The sixteen designers featured (Italian-born and a few “adopted” Italians) contributed commercial graphic design in America during the pre and post World War II eras from approximately 1928 until 1980. With over seventy illustrated works, the book aims to bring more attention to this prolific network of collaborators who, with their unique achievements, played a significant role in coalescing modern graphic design in America.
With a short foreword by the editors, and essays including “Paolo Garretto and Fortunato Depero in NYC: A Tale of One City” by Steven Heller, “Milestones of Italian Graphic Designers in New York City” by Greg D'Onofrio and Patricia Belen, “The Other Face of America: Waibl, Cittato and Ottinetti in Chicago” by Alessandro Colizzi, “People First. Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda in New York” by Alexander Tochilovsky and Biographies for all designers by Melania Gazzotti.
Designers: Fortunato Depero, Paolo Garretto, Costantino Nivola, George Giusti, Leo Lionni, Albe Steiner, Roberto Mango, Romaldo "Aldo" Giurgola, Erberto Carboni, Giovanni Pintori, Bruno Munari, Franco Grignani, Bob Noorda, Giulio Cittato, Heinz Waibl and Massimo Vignelli.
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