Graphics and Industry | Italian design commercial catalogues 1906-2002
Grafica e Industria | Cataloghi commerciali del design italiano 1906-2002
Graphics and Industry is an illustrated bibliography, a collection of commercial catalogues that were created for design companies between 1906 and 2002. It is published to mark the exhibition of the same name held from 15 September to 24 December at the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the book traces the history of Italian editorial graphic design through a new and unusual context, the layout of commercial catalogues.
Arranged alphabetically throughout the book with captions in Italian and English, there are brochures, booklets, catalogues and leaflets featuring innovative and revolutionary designs. A range of projects that saw some of Italy’s foremost designers, such as Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari and Giovanni Pintori, put their skills as graphic designers to the test.