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Monday, September 7th, 2015





For the 2015 edition of Artissima -International Contemporary Art Fair-, the five logotypes became magnets attracting the several different art expressions like iron dust. The snapshots from these short animations are used in the all communication tools, from posters to invitation cards, from rain jackets to bags.
Artissima, presents the 2015 edition from the 6th to the 8th of November, in Torino.
Designed by Leonardo Sonnoli with Irene Bacchi, at Tassinari/Vetta.

A wave in the lagoon/2015

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The yearly edition of the Workshop of Architecture at the University Iuav of Venice -known as W.A.Ve.- is organized between the 29th June and the 17th of July 2015.
Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi -at the Tassinari/Vetta office- updated its visual identity and the temporary signages and warning signs.
Besides the logotype, the moving pattern -made with the wings sculpture in front of the Iuav building (designed by Massimo Scolari)- suggests the encounter between the past and the contemporary, translating in this way the 2015 workshop theme of Heritage.
As in the previous editions of Wave the design is inspired by the visual research of the italian graphic designer Franco Grignani.

Glossy glass

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan, Tonelli Design published the catalogue of all products. Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi –of the Tassinari/Vetta studio- designed the catalogue, invitation and all the related communication. Furthermore they designed some wallpapers and some limited edition framed posters for the sets of photo shooting.

Art in its teens

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The goal of the website is the knowledge of the contemporary art for the young generations. It is a part of the project “Detto tra Noi”, a way to explained the art by teenagers to their peers.
The website is designed by Leonardo Sonnoli and Irene Bacchi –Tassinari/Vetta–
for the Pinault Foundation. It is a project by Marina Rotondo and Federica Pascotto with Michela Perrotta, developed by Deverse.

Shit, die and design.

Monday, March 30th, 2015

“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.

Hanging shapes on Christmas Tree

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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

A goddess at home

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

“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.

On killers

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

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”.

Snapshots in the space

Friday, July 18th, 2014

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.

“Dear daddy-long-legs” /project

Monday, June 16th, 2014

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.