The TDM5 exhibition is about twentieth century Italian graphics
; the curators focus visitors? attention on the work of Italian graphic artists such as Albe Steiner, Franco Grignani, Bruno Munari, Bob Noorda, Armando Testa, Massimo Vignelli
, underlining their contributions to the success of Italian companies, shaping the country?s current economic, social and cultural form.
The exhibition starts with the typographic revolution
of the futurists, continuing with a look at Italy?s graphics tradition in previous centuries and concluding with recent works and various works by Italian graphic designers.
The variety of items on exhibit ? posters, typographic fonts, trademarks, magazines, brochures, books and street signs, to mention only a few ? is organised into a complex exhibition divided in sections by type and area: Letter, Book, Periodical, Culture and Politics, Advertising, Packaging, Visual identity, Signs, Films and videos. The installation is designed by Fabio Novembre
to look like a huge book, adding a third dimension to the materials on exhibit, using colour as the common theme running through the exhibition route.
: TDM 5: Grafica Italiana (TDM5: Italian Graphics)
: Silvana Annicchiarico
: Giorgio Camuffo, Mario Piazza, Carlo Vinti
: Fabio Novembre
: Corraini Edizioni
: 14 April 2012 - 24 February 2013
: Triennale Design Museum, Milan - Italy
: Pasquale Formisano
: courtesy of Triennale Design Museum