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PROGETTO GRAFICO n°

36

PROGETTO GRAFICO n°

36

October / 2020

ISBN: 9771824130006

Profane

The reasons for this issue are twofold. The first being that of illustrating situations that consciously take place in areas commonly understood as secular – one might even say worldly – to observe how through a skillful design of the image these have successfully established meritworthy macrocosms and offered standards for secular life. The second, to uncover the possibilities of language, focusing in particular on the possibility of desecrating it, and violating its underlying rules, canceling its sacred nature, infecting it with spurious elements, and misrepresenting it with its opposite.

We hope that the issue will be, as it was for us, an invitation to recognize the potential that lies in planned just as in spontaneous desecration of narrative codes. May it offer cause for reflection and some practicable suggestions. We are in no doubt about its urgency, since a new ecology of the body cannot be detached from a new ecology of communication.


In this issue:

Archival section: Mirko Pajé, by Allegra Martin

Run home fast as you can. The Fininvest/Mediaset imagery between the 1980s and 1990s, by Giovanni Boccia Artieri

Editorial, by Jonathan Pierini and Gianluca Camillini

Dessing is communicating. The Fiorucci graphics office and Dxing: from the collective imagination to graphic deisgn Sara Guazzarini

Monstrous Relations. Shelley Jackson and Patchwork Girl, by Stefano Faoro

Magnificent desolations: imagining ambition, anxiety and indifference in outer space, by Joseph Popper

Remoria, by Valerio Mattioli

From Rex-Ona to Balenciacab. Logo-memes, left-wing resistance and corporate image, by Michele Galluzzo

AGI Open 2019: Works in progress, by Sarah Snaith

Da Buio a Buio, by Moira Ricci

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Colophon

Editor in chief
Jonathan Pierini

Editors
Gianluca Camillini, Jonathan Pierini

Editorial board
Giulia Cordin,
Caterina Di Paolo,
Michele Galluzzo,
Davide Giorgetta,
Silvio Lorusso,
Emilio Macchia,
Erica Preli

Editorial coordination
Caterina Di Paolo

Graphic design
eee studio (Emilio Macchia, Erica Preli)

Blog

CALL FOR BLOG!
ISSN 1824-1301


The Progetto grafico blog is the digital platform of the new Progetto grafico, a six-monthly graphic design magazine published by AIAP.
The blog welcomes contributions not necessarily related to the topics in the print version. Editors will consider proposals sent at any time of the year.

Send your proposals with a short abstract (max 800 words) to: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it

Call

CALL FOR PAPERS

Issue date for Calls: 05.11.2020

Issues 37 / 38, year 2020-2021


THE JOURNAL

Progetto grafico is an international graphic design magazine founded in 2003 and published by Aiap, the Italian association of visual communication design. A reference point for graphic design in Italy from its start, it has also been fully translated into English since 2012.

Since 2017 it has been edited by Jonathan Pierini and Gianluca Camillini. The new Progetto grafico offers a critical look at graphics and visuals from wide-ranging points of view, to present a many-sided narrative. With articles connected in different ways to one another, it fosters a series of transdisciplinary, historical and contemporary considerations, offering a two-fold perspective of design, from close up to far away. 

We believe that observation of artifacts or representations, as well as production of visuals or graphics can add to today’s cultural debate.

The nature of the contributions also differ greatly from one another, and include visual materials, essays and interviews. Each issue takes its own narrative road trip to explore the magazine’s opportunities for storytelling.


AREA FOR ANALISYS

Every year an international call for papers outlining the specific areas of analysis elicits contributions for the following two issues. Issue nos.37 and 38, to be published in 2020-2021, will respectively be examining the concepts of saving and losing. As with the previous issues, Progetto grafico turns its gaze toward the search for differences and analogies from a design perspective that ranges from very close to very far, in a constant process of analysis of possible links and ideas on the way forward.


EDITORIAL REGULATIONS

Authors are asked to follow these rules as much as possible.
The name of the journal is “Progetto grafico”.
The names of newspapers or periodicals must be inserted in quotation marks and kept in the same uppercase and lowercase lettering as the publication itself uses: for example, “Corriere della Sera”, “la Repubblica”.
Quotations and dialogues should appear in quotation marks.
Titles of exhibitions, books, films, works in general are italicized: for example The Exorcist, First things first, The cleaner.

PROGETTO GRAFICO n°37

Issue date for Calls: 03.11.2020

Proposals to be in by: 15.06.2020


SAVING

From the memory on our computers to that of our experiences, saving is an everyday action. Full memory or lost memory are problems many of us are familiar with, some on a more personal level than others. We leave multiple and increasingly ephemeral traces, and sometimes our time seems to have broadened, but shortened.

The idea of saving has to do with staying alive – every form of life is different, just as every archive is different. But so is the framing process – to include a study or object in a specific frame, an archive, a museum, a library – means to modify the nature of what we are to save: deciding who or what to leave behind and changing the context of what we save are powerful actions. Saving can even be a political act when it takes the form of opposing cancellation.


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Within the time frames above, send a brief abstract of maximum 400 words to: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it

Indicate title and subtitle, name of the author or authors, any affiliations, five key words defining the scope of interest and a brief indication of how the contribution is relevant to the topic

PROGETTO GRAFICO n°38

Issue date for Calls: 01.11.2020

Proposals to be in by: 30.11.2020


LOSING

How much waste do we produce? Do we recycle as we should? Do we know where our waste goes?

To lose is to die, but so is to leave behind, to abandon or to forget. Often we start projects we do not continue and the paths we abandon get lost. One can disappear in photographs or even in statues. The loss may be deliberate or inflicted, it may be censorship of someone or something, or a voluntary canceling of our traces. Every item in a museum is brother to others that weren’t chosen. Every idea followed up is sister to many other ideas we didn’t pursue.

Clandestine communications are made not to last, nor to be pronounced by the master’s voice. Can you save the story of those who are left behind?


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Within the time frames above, send a brief abstract of maximum 400 words to: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it

Indicate title and subtitle, name of the author or authors, any affiliations, five key words defining the scope of interest and a brief indication of how the contribution is relevant to the topic

PROGETTO GRAFICO n°35

Issue date for Calls: 11.03.2019

Proposals to be in by: 04.29.2019


SACRED

This issue will approach the topic of sacred with an open and enquiring mind. If it is true that design has its gurus and sacred moments, we are interested in observing what is valid even of the venerable masters, not entirely rejecting the past because it is sanctified, and enquiring whether the topic of sacredness is linked necessarily to the creation of dogmas. A desecrating interpretation at all costs can equally be seen as a dogma.
The sacred remains interesting even outside the secularization of the gaze: what is sacredness in design and in our lives today? Are there any designers who have brought new meaning to the idea of sacredness?


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Within the time frames stated above send a brief abstract of maximum 400 words to: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it
Indicate title and subtitle, name of the author or authors, any affiliations, five key words defining the scope of interest and a brief indication of how the contribution is relevant to the topic.
You can submit already completed articles; proposals for pieces still to be written; thesis synopses of particular critical or innovative value.
With rare exceptions, the magazine does not deal with news, exhibitions or events.
Full articles must have a maximum of 18000 characters including spaces. If your work is selected for publication in Progetto grafico you will be required to apply the magazine’s guidelines. You will receive these subsequently. You are required also to send your images (or at least some examples) in low resolution; the author must specify whether they own the rights to the images or not.
All decisions regarding proposed submissions will be taken by the directors and editors, or by the editors of the specific issue in question.

PROGETTO GRAFICO n°36

Issue date for Calls: 11.03.2019

Proposals to be in by: 09.2.2019


PROFANE

Not simply as a contrast to sacred but in a broader sense the term profane may be applied to anything that creates an element of friction or contrast. It can be associated with the material, the amateur and the worldly, and with anything from colloquial graphics to those by professionals happy to bend the rules. Talking about profane design means de-absolutizing and de-universalizing. The topic allows the scope to include areas of design commonly considered profane, such as branding or advertising. Another desecration concerns minority voices outside and inside design who have in recent decades been poorly represented in the world of graphics and who are currently enjoying their just rewards, forcing new considerations and breaking the canons of so-called official design.


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE

Within the time frames stated above send a brief abstract of maximum 400 words to: redazione_progettografico@aiap.it
Indicate title and subtitle, name of the author or authors, any affiliations, five key words defining the scope of interest and a brief indication of how the contribution is relevant to the topic.
You can submit already completed articles; proposals for pieces still to be written; thesis synopses of particular critical or innovative value.
With rare exceptions, the magazine does not deal with news, exhibitions or events.
Full articles must have a maximum of 18000 characters including spaces. If your work is selected for publication in Progetto grafico you will be required to apply the magazine’s guidelines. You will receive these subsequently. You are required also to send your images (or at least some examples) in low resolution; the author must specify whether they own the rights to the images or not.
All decisions regarding proposed submissions will be taken by the directors and editors, or by the editors of the specific issue in question.

Newsletter
Colophon
editor in chief
Jonathan Pierini

editors
Gianluca Camillini
Jonathan Pierini

editorial board
Giulia Cordin
Caterina Di Paolo
Michele Galluzzo
Silvio Lorusso
Emilio Macchia
Erica Preli

editorial coordination
Caterina Di Paolo

graphic design
EEE studio / Emilio Macchia and Erica Preli

layout
EEE studio / Emilio Macchia and Erica Preli

proofreading
Lectorinfabula / Giuseppe Giarratana

translations
Isobel Butters
Cecilia Raneri

print
Rubbettino print

web design and development
Lorenzo Feliciani
Marco Crivellaro

Progetto grafico — Studi. Online supplement of Progetto grafico (ISSN 1824-1301).

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