Inspired by Supplement to Italian dictionary this poster is a collection of some of the most famous pictures of hands realized by Bruno Munari. He created with them a sort of visual Italian dictionary with explanations for each gesture, so that “the documentation is as precise as possible. It is an ideal supplement to the Italian dictionary for use by foreign visitors.”
Bruno Munari (1907-1998) was one of the protagonists of 20th-century art, design and graphics in Italy.
Since his very first experiences in the 30s among the artists of the Second Futurism, he always dedicated his creative activity to every form of “experimentation”, in the fields of painting, sculpture, design, photography and didactics. As a part of his eclectic work as an artist-designer, he always paid special attention to the world of children. Never separating content from form and materials, what he designed were at once books, book-objects and games that make us think.
Bruno Munari took a personal interest in the activities of the Corraini art gallery and publishing house for over twenty years, so it is hardly surprising that his books occupy a special place in our catalogue; he also redesigned the Edizioni Corraini logo, inspired by a previous drawing by Roman artist Giosetta Fioroni.