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.
Title: TDM 5: Grafica Italiana (TDM5: Italian Graphics)
Director: Silvana Annicchiarico
Scientific direction: Giorgio Camuffo, Mario Piazza, Carlo Vinti
Installation design: Fabio Novembre
Graphic design: Leftloft
Catalogue: Corraini Edizioni
Dates: 14 April 2012 - 24 February 2013
Location: Triennale Design Museum, Milan - Italy
Installation photographs: Pasquale Formisano
Images: courtesy of Triennale Design Museum