From the East Coast to Poland, from U.K. to Italy, Torino Graphic Days attracted in Turin some international vibes! The festival exhibition itinerary let you travel across different styles and trends of visual design.
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Print Club Wold
Print Club Torino, Ilaria Reposo, Fabio Guida, Flora Ferro
Eyes on Barcelona
Eyes on Barcellona exhibits most of the Catalonian society’s values through a series of projects selected among some of the most influential graphic design studios of the moment in Barcelona.
Fabio Guida, Elena Dellapiana, Marialuisa Dubla, Mateo Vaccaro
Maps help us finding our bearings in the world we live in, to find our destination, they indicate us places and stories of the territory that we want to know.
The exhibition Unconventional mapping would like to be a reflection on the evolution of “map” concept and graphic portrayal of the urban area and shows over 30 illustrated maps of just as many national and international artists.
While Google Maps and GPS systems are instruments that we daily use to explore different cities, maps have become platforms for design, for visual data experimentation and actually a new system of visual personal tale.
Illustrated maps are real graphic artwork, realized by mapmakers and graphic designers coming from Italy and many other world’s countries, who have decided to join the project to spread the value of this unconventional art form.
A project by: Plug, Giusti Eventi, Print Club Torino.
In collaboration with: Cooperativa Orso, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
With the support of: Marco Polo.
With the patronage of: Circoscrizione 3, Urban Center.
ME & EU
The aim for the project is to reach out and build on a sense of unity. We want to shout that outside of political debates & definitions, many of us wish to remain in touch.
Designers Nathan Smith and Sam T. Smith set up the project as an open brief in June 2016, allowing all creative minds to get involved. Over 100 creatives have participated, including names such as Craig Oldham, Patrick Thomas, Jim Sutherland, NB Studio, Catalogue, Kesselskramer and more.
On the official trigger date of article 50, postcards were sent to a selection of studios and creatives based in all 27 EU member countries to open a dialogue and encourage collaboration.
Curated by: Nathan Smith e Sam T. Smith.
w/ Alexander Tochilovsky
Saturday, 14th October h/ 19.00 - 20.00
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Curated by: Alexander Tochilovsky.
Nudi o vestiti ?
The permanent exhibition includes more than 70 good practices of sustainable packaging coming from around the globe organized according to 8 eco-guidelines. For the second edition of Torino Graphic Days, the temporary exhibition will present a selection of the most interesting innovative and sustainable packaging showing the multiple possibilities through which the packaging can be designed, focusing on graphics.
Curated by: Silvia Barbero, Marco Tamborrini
with Agnese Pallaro, Amina Pereno, Chiara Remondino, Eleonora Fiore.
Open-minded companies Pirelli; Olivetti; La Rinascente; Domus; Roche; Dompé Pharmaceutical; Alfieri & Lacroix and others were eager to hire the emerging design talent in Milan. The varied and unique styles of these designers are the foundation for the visual language of today and presumably, tomorrow.
The main designers are: Aldo Calabresi (Studio Boggeri), Giulio Confalonieri & Ilio Negri (Studio Industria), Franco Grignani, Max Huber, Lora Lamm, Enzo Mari, Pino Milas, Bruno Munari, Remo Muratore, Bob Noorda, Giovanni Pintori, Albe Steiner, Pino Tovaglia, Massimo Vignelli e Heinz Waibl.
All items courtesy of Display, Graphic Design Collection – a platform for research and discoveries in graphic design history.
Il "valore" della grafica
The exhibition Il valore della grafica aims to reveal, using photographs taken through a microscope, some elements of differents banknotes as the thin weave and the accurate colours. As if these hidden characteristics may be able to give to them an artistic quality beyond their symbolic value.
Curated by: Stefano Cento.
Il volto e la maschera
the form best suited to my intentions."
Macbeth, act III, scene II
Hamlet, Ubu Roi, Six characters in search of an author, The bald soprano... There is no masterpiece in the history of theatre that hasn't been interpreted by the creativity of the Polish graphic schools, an art movement capable of encompassing from painting techniques to digital solutions. If the tradition of masterpiece posters has reached its peaks when the grip of the communist regime was becoming more narrow in Poland, with the advent of democracy this creative push did not exhausted, but continued to produce works trying to capture the look of both the distracted passer-by and the art enthusiasts.
Through the ability of playing with colors and composition, the manifesto enriches the theater experience inviting the observer to pay attention to the scene and then return to the poster to decode it. So it is not just ‘printed paper’ but real "portraits".
The artworks that compose the exhibition show, how the Polish posters have a connections with the human physiognomy, as if the surface of the poster itself was a stage on which create a bizarre gallery of faces.
w/ Julia Randone
Friday, 13th October h/ 18.30 - 19.30
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Tour will take place with the minimum number of 10 people
Curated by: Giulia Randone e Armando Buonaiuto.
Drawjob is a subtle wordpun, that joins two distant worlds without vulgarity.
21 categories from the world of eros, illustrated and described with humor, lightness and provocation by the leading names of the Italian illustration and writing world. The project progressively took shape, becoming a true collective, which involved illustrators, writers and finally two experts, Marco Rossi, a psychiatrist and sexologist, and Franco Trentalance, a writer and porn actor.
Each illustrator was assigned a word that represented an erotic practice: Animal, Threesome, Double Threat are some of the categories identified.
They had no restrictions in drawing, but just one condition: not showing explicitly the sexual act.
The result? 22 different and heterogeneous illustrations, accompanied by the words of six authors, who gave voice to fantasies and erotic stories inspired by the illustrations, creating a true dialogue between texts and images.
An exhibition created by Tapirulan from an idea of Chiara Fedele, Gianluca Folì, Riccardo Guasco and Francesco Poroli.
Be My Cover - Penguin Random House
Designing a book is a meticulous craft, the art of a well-defined field of graphic designers.
Book covers are more customary graphic objects than many other applications of design. Acting within the cultural and visual communication of its time, book cover design’s quality contributes to the definition of our present-day society, besides being a practical instrument of commerce. This exhibit is a curated selection of the best among thousands of book covers designed, commissioned, and produced every year by Penguin Random House worldwide through its publishing houses. Some of them maintain a healthy tradition of care towards elegance and innovative design for their published covers and covers.
Chip Kidd, one of today’s best-known book cover designers, has worked for almost 30 years at Random House, the American world-renowned publisher, which combining forces since 2013 with Penguin, the historic English brand, have together formed the world’s largest publisher, Penguin Random House, a galaxy of over 200 imprints.