Milani, Armando: NAPOLI [Poster]. Lissone, Italy: Arti Grafiche Meroni, [1984].

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NAPOLI

Armando Milani, Vittorio Sacco [Photography]

Armando Milani [Design], Vittorio Sacco [Photography]: NAPOLI. Lissone, Italy: Arti Grafiche Meroni , [1984]. Original impression. 39 x 26.75 - inch [99.06 x 67.945 cm] trim size image printed via offset lithography on a semi-gloss sheet. A fine, fresh example.

39 x 26.75 - inch [99.06 x 67.945 cm] poster designed by Armando Milani: “A poster commissioned by Napoli ’99 Foundation as a contribution towards the cultural image of the city.”

The Naples NinetyNine Foundation sponsored a series of 25 posters from 1984 – 1986 with the primary objective of contributing to the knowledge, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage of Naples and Southern Italy.

The 25 participating designers were Walter Allner, Stuart B. Ash, Saul Bass, Bruce Blackburn, Pierluigi Cerri, Ivan Chermayeff, Giulio Confalonieri, Heinz Edelmann, Gene Federico, Alan Fletcher, Jean-Michel Folon, André François, Milton Glaser, Tomás Gonda, F H K Henrion, David Hillman, Takenobu Igarashi, Mervyn Kurlansky, Italo Lupi, John Mcconnell, Armando Milani, Art Paul, Tullio Pericoli, Arnold Schwartzman, and Massimo Vignelli.

Their interpretations of the city cover a wide range of themes: architecture, poetry, music, the earthquake, pollution, Vesuvius. The 25 posters have been exhibited in Naples, Rome, Los Angeles, Dundee, and Lahti. The project won the award for the best social graphics at the 1987 Lahden Biennal Exhibition. Collect them all!

After studying with Albe Steiner at the Società Umanitaria in Milan, Armando collaborated with important Italian design studios such as Studio Boggeri. In 1970 he founded a studio in Milan, and in 1977 he moved to New York where, after a collaboration for two years with Massimo Vignelli, he opened his own studio. Armando also organizes design seminars and workshops in his olive mill in the south of France. In 1995 he won an award in NY from Mayor Giuliani, for the poster New York City: Capital of the World. In 1997 he designed the book Double Life, capturing the sense of humour and creativity of 80 AGI designers. In 2000 he won an award in Italy for the poster for the Promosedia International Chair Show. In 2004 another poster for Promosedia won the Compasso d’Oro award at the Milan Triennale, and he also designed a peace poster distributed worldwide by the United Nations. In 2006 he designed the poster The Light of Culture for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

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