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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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The family of Internoitaliano grows up with a new product. Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi designed the tablecloth “Lugo”, inspired by the many bikes that leave their ephemeral marks on the paved streets of the flat cities in the italian Emilia Romagna region.
“Lugo” with the other products of Internoitaliano was displayed at the showroom ASAP during the Milan Design Week 2014.
The tablecloth is handprinted –each piece in a different way– by the historical “Stamperia Marchi” from Santarcangelo di Romagna.
It’s available in three color versions and different sizes and now it’s on sale at www.internoitaliano.com

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At the FuoriSalone, during the Milan Design Week 2014, the collection of Internoitaliano was displayed at the showroom ASAP (corso Garibaldi, Milano).
There, Giulio Iacchetti –the founder and designer by Internoitaliano– introduced several new objects that are published in the catalogue for a total of twenty cards. Furthermore inside the folder/catalogue the collaborations with the craftsmen are showed in a small booklet.
The catalogue –designed by Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi, like the graphic of the installation– revealing the originality of the everydaybanal of our recent past.

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Irene Bacchi and Leonardo Sonnoli developed a research on the publishing house “La Nuova Foglio” and the whole activity as graphic designer of its art director Magdalo Mussio, most known as artist.
“La Nuova Foglio”, located in the Marche -a central italian region- was producing art catalogues and beautiful artist books from 1965 to 1981.
The research has been the final thesis of Irene Bacchi at the University Iuav of Venice and subsequently printed in a not for sale book titled “Punto e virgola” (dot and comma).

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