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“Shit and die” is the title of an exhibition curated by Maurizio Cattelan, with Myriam Ben Salah and Marta Papini at the palazzo Cavour in Turin from November 2014 to January 2015, produced by Artissima.
Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi designed the identity of the exhibition and, with Maurizio Cattelan, the book published in occasion of the exhibition.

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The 2014-2015 greetings eCard designed for Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Collection, by Leonardo Sonnoli.

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“Project #1″ is a new line of innovative roller blinds designed by Giulio Iacchetti and Alessandro Stabile for “Vesta is at my place”, a new brand by Casa Valentina. The name Vesta remainds to the roman goddess protector of the house.
Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi (Tassinari/Vetta) named and designed the identity and the catalogue of “Vesta is at my place. Project #1″. Photographs by Massimo Gardone, stylist Scilla Mantovani.

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Sarajevo 100

In the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the Sarajevo assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, The Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Bosnia & Herzegovina (ULUPUBIH), The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (ALU Sarajevo) and The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Sarajevo Canton, organized an International Invitational Art Project under the working title “Views–Sarajevo 1914-2014”. The goal of the project was to get different points of view about Sarajevo in the context of the last 100 years.
The request was to design a collaborative poster inviting a younger generation designer.
The double poster designed by Leonardo Sonnoli with Irene Bacchi is reduced to just a document that is supposed will be burned or destroyed in the next assault at the cultural building of Sarajevo, being the history of this city constellated by several destroying facts.

 

AGI São Paulo 2014

The organizers of the 2014 AGI Congress asked each member to partecipate at the special project with a poster answering to the question: “What comes to your mind when you think about Brazil?”.
Furthermore they asked to turn the same question to a younger designer inviting him/her to produce a poster as well.
With a dialogue in two posters, Leonardo Sonnoli discussed with Irene Bacchi about the Cesare Battisti affair: the italian terrorist has been sentenced in Italy for 4 homicides but currently he lives as a free man in Brazil, well known as a writer. The Brazilian Constitutional Court denied Italy’s request to extradite him.
The answer to the question “What comes to your mind when you think about Brazil?” is translated in another question: “How is possible that a man could be considered in two opposite ways as a citizen”.

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For the 2014 edition of Artissima, the several different aspects of the contemporary art world are represented by many snapshots always took from a different point of view in a virtual space.
Artissima, the international fair of contemporary art, presents the 2014 edition from the 7th to the 9th of November, in Torino.
For each ads, folder, poster, items of communication, it is used a different frame of a video composed by the traces left in the space by the rotations of the five Artissima logos.
Designed by Leonardo Sonnoli with Irene Bacchi, at Tassinari/Vetta.

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For the exhibition “Dear daddy-long-legs” at the Gambalunga Public Library in Rimini, Leonardo Sonnoli designed three posters (50×70 cm- two colors, offset printed in a limited edition) tribute to that site, the first city public library in Italy (1620).

1. Anathema
The translation in italian of the latin epigraph standing in the first room: “LIBROS.NE.EXPORTATO.NEVE.EXPORTARI.SINITO.QUI.SECUS.FAXIT.SENTENTIA.LATA.ANATHEMA.ESTO”
“You will not take away the books and will let it not be taken away: If someone will do it will be excommunicated”
2. Little library (to furnish)
Inspired by a fake part of the original bookshelves, a door in books shape, the poster contains a series of Sonnoli’s reference books and is intended to hang in a room without a bookshelf. The frame is a part of the poster.
3. New family of Rimini. From the Gramignani’s apocryphal versionon, 1770.
Discovered in the Rimini Library, the Atlas of Rimini by Onofrio Gramignani, published in the 1770, show the topography of the city but also the list of the family of Rimini through beautiful pages filled by their heraldic coat of arms. Ideally, Sonnoli added his family crest, redesigned by the one found in a church in Tuscany.

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The 7th of June is the last day of the exhibition “Dear daddy-long-legs” at the Gambalunga library in Rimini. The graphic work of Leonardo Sonnoli exhibited in the ancient rooms of library as part of the Bienniale del Disegno is the achievement of a completed interaction between artistic disciplines, graphic research and methodology of design. (photo by Daniele Lisi)

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The visual identity project of “Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini”–designed by Leonardo Sonnoli e Irene Bacchi (Tassinari/Vetta) for the Relè agency– has been awarded the Honorable Mention of the Compasso d’Oro Adi 2014, the oldest and most important prize of international design. For Leonardo Sonnoli this award adds to the Compasso d’Oro in 2011 and the Honorable Mention in 2001.
At the same time the book “Twentyfive years Tonelli design” –designed by Sonnoli and Bacchi as well– has been awarded the Excellent Award at the Tokyo Director Club – Annual Award 2014, the most prestigious world award for the typography and design.

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On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2014 in Milan, Tonelli Design published the catalogues of the news and of the Mirage collection -designed by Matteo Ragni-.
Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi –of the Tassinari/Vetta studio- designed the catalogues and all the related communication. Furthermore they art-directing the photo shoots and designing its sets, printing some wallpapers and four limited edition framed posters.

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