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Title
Tempo

Designer
Bruno Munari

Year
1939

Client
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Medium
Periodical

Size
35×26 cm

Notes
Tempo (Time), better known as Tempo Illustrato (Illustrated Time), was an Italian weekly magazine founded by Mondadori in 1939 documenting World War II and related issues. Although lacking in originality in both name and graphic design – respectively mimicking Time and Life magazines – Tempo was very new for the Italian public of 1930s. It was the first colour magazine to be distributed in Italy and it introduced “photo-texts”, a photographic storytelling combining images with captions. The magazine was published from 1939 to 1943 and again from 1946 to 1976.

Title
Tempo

Designer
Bruno Munari

Year
1939

Client
Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Medium
Periodical

Size
35×26 cm

Notes
Tempo (Time), better known as Tempo Illustrato (Illustrated Time), was an Italian weekly magazine founded by Mondadori in 1939 documenting World War II and related issues. Although lacking in originality in both name and graphic design – respectively mimicking Time and Life magazines – Tempo was very new for the Italian public of 1930s. It was the first colour magazine to be distributed in Italy and it introduced “photo-texts”, a photographic storytelling combining images with captions. The magazine was published from 1939 to 1943 and again from 1946 to 1976.