The book was published for the first time in 1972 in the series “Tantibambini” edited by Bruno Munari for Einaudi. Iris Colombo is a small grey bird that flies across coloured landscapes that leave a little of their shade on her body. At least, her house will be the raibow... The author and illustrator of this book is Giancarlo Iliprandi. He is a graphic designer and author of books on the language of graphics. He works in Milan, where he was born under the sign of Pisces. But from his studio he can see only doves and blackbirds. On a stormy day one of these doves seems to have inspired the little book you are holding. (from the backcover) Giancarlo Iliprandi works in the field of visual communication since 1953, and designed projects for companies the world over. He has been professor in many universities and has been awarded several prizes for his graphic and typographic activity. Also available by Giancarlo Iliprandi in our catalogue: Lettering, Disengagement and Ricerca e/o sperimentazione (with Gillo Dorfles).