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Title
Five British Graphic Designers

Designer
Silvio Coppola

Year
1968

Client
Ambienti di Corso Europa

Medium
Poster

Size
68.5×58 cm

Notes
A poster promoting an exhibition dedicated to five British graphic designers and design firms — Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes, Germano Facetti, Henrion Design Associates, Romerk Marber, and Hans Schleger — all selected by Germano Facetti, an Italian designer who was the art director of Penguin Books since 1962.

Facetti, who moved to London in 1950 and gave an important contribution in introducing Italian graphic design to the British public, also dedicated himself in promoting British graphic designers on the Italian scene.

Coppola has masterfully interpreted the subject of the exhibition graphically by drawing the shape of the number 5 from the red and white cross of the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom. The use of no elements other than those necessary, the synthesis, the force of impact, and the immediacy of communication make this poster one of the masterpieces of Italian graphic design.


Title
Five British Graphic Designers

Designer
Silvio Coppola

Year
1968

Client
Ambienti di Corso Europa

Medium
Poster

Size
68.5×58 cm

Notes
A poster promoting an exhibition dedicated to five British graphic designers and design firms — Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes, Germano Facetti, Henrion Design Associates, Romerk Marber, and Hans Schleger — all selected by Germano Facetti, an Italian designer who was the art director of Penguin Books since 1962.

Facetti, who moved to London in 1950 and gave an important contribution in introducing Italian graphic design to the British public, also dedicated himself in promoting British graphic designers on the Italian scene.

Coppola has masterfully interpreted the subject of the exhibition graphically by drawing the shape of the number 5 from the red and white cross of the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom. The use of no elements other than those necessary, the synthesis, the force of impact, and the immediacy of communication make this poster one of the masterpieces of Italian graphic design.