Pericoli, Tullio: NAPOLI [Poster]. Lissone, Italy: Arti Grafiche Meroni, [1984].

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Tullio Pericoli

Tullio Pericoli [Design]: 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 uncoated rag sheet. A fine, fresh example.

39 x 26.75 - inch [99.06 x 67.945 cm] poster designed by Tullio Pericoli: “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!

Tullio Pericoli was born in Colli del Tronto, near Ascoli Piceno, in 1936. He moved to Milan in 1961 and soon became an established artist. In the 1970s he started to work regularly for the cartoon magazine «Linus», for the daily newspaper «Corriere della Sera» (from 1974), and for the weekly magazine «L’Espresso». At the same time there where exhibitions of his work in Milan, Parma, Urbino and at the Olivetti centre in Ivrea. After illustrating an editon of Robinson Crusoe for Olivetti, he exhibited the original works in Milan (at the Padiglione of Arte Contemporanea), Bologna, Genoa and Rome.