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2012 DesignTalks opens on 20 March at 6.30 pm with a dialogue among leading names in graphic design to focus on the roots, vitality and current evolution of the Italian scene.
For the sixth year the programme will start off with a debate moderated by Silvia Sfligiotti, curator of DesignTalks and SPD consultant for the visual design area. Sfligiotti has recently been appointed as co-editor of Progetto Grafico, the official magazine of AIAP Italy’s professional association in the field.
The theme proposed for the debut of the new series is particularly popular in Milan now as the Triennale Design Museum is reopening soon with the new installation entirely devoted to graphic design in Italy.
The invited speakers are key figures of Italian design system.
Francesco Cavalli is one of the founders of Leftloft, a design studio based in Milan and New York with a focus on visual communications, working for primary companies and leading institutions.
Luciano Perondi is the founder of the type-design studio Molotro, which specialises in the creation of new fonts for sign systems, corporate identities and publishing.
He is the author of a recently launched new typeface for the most influential financial newspaper in Italy, il Sole24ore.
Paolo Tassinari has been working in visual design since the late Seventies, and is the owner of the Tassinari/Vetta studio. He has been art director of Casabella magazine and of the architecture section of Electa since 1995. He’s a fresh winner of the prestigious Compasso d’Oro award.
The conferences of the DesignTalks series are free and open to the public. They are held at SPD, via Ventura 15, Milan.
The next invited guests are Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares (9 May), founder of the Khatt Foundation, Centre for Arabic Typography; Rafael Koch and Urs Hofer (23 May), creators of the automated online publishing system Rokfor.
Conversation on graphics in Italy.
Francesco Cavalli, Silvia Sfligiotti, Luciano Perondi and Paolo Tassinari
Tuesday 20 March at 18.30
Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
via Ventura 15, Milano
Tel. +39 02 21597590