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“Dear daddy-long-legs” /exhibition

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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)

Two prestigious awards

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

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.

In memoriam

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Visualizing the transparency

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

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.

Biking on a tablecloth

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

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

“Made in Italy” in Italy made/2

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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.

Dot and comma

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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).

I use types because I draw bad

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Up: the final logo.
Down: the first proposal, not accepted.

The exhibition entitled Drawing with Words, in The New York Times’ Gallery 7 space open on March 27th, 2014.
The show, curated by Nicholas Blechman, Art Director at The New York Times Book Review, and Alexandra Zsigmond, Deputy Art Director at The Opinion Section,
feature a wide selection of typographic illustration from the NYTimes. Among others, works by Marian Bantjes, Michael Bierut, Stephen Doyle, Carin Goldberg, Chip Kidd, Barbara Kruger, Abbott Miller, Christoph Niemann, Number 17, Yoko Ono, Ed Ruscha, Paul Sahre, Paula Scher, Leonardo Sonnoli, Patrick Thomas.
Leonardo Sonnoli designed the exhibition logo and the invitation.

A gay loop. What else?

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

“Recently I saw, too often, two men obsessed by coffee and escaping from beautiful ladies, looking for loneliness, going in and out.
Finally, here in these small posters they meet each other, going in. A never ending loop out from my television.”
Leonardo Sonnoli

Dark side of the glass

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Tonelli design, a glass furniture company, announced the partecipation at the IMM Cologne Fair -in January 2014- with a moving invitation.
It shows the light spectrum produced by few glass pieces photographed by Massimo Gardone for the 25th anniversary book edited in the 2013.
Leonardo Sonnoli with Irene Bacchi designed both the invitation and the motion.