Best of Contemporary Italian Social & Cultural Graphic Design

08 July 2011
17 July 2011
Moscow, Russian Federation


Cristina Chiappini and Alexandra Sankova


Red October, Bersenevskiy pereylok 2, building 1
Second floor, Chocolate Manufacture

The event is the first of the 2011 exchange programme Italy and Russia for graphic design, initiated by AIAP Lazio - Italian Association of Communication Design and the Association of Poster Designers of Moscow.

The event is part of the official program of the Year of Russian Language and Culture in the year of Italy and Italian culture and language in Russia – 2011.

Photo: Cristina Chiappini

The exhibition gathers a selection of posters of the most successful and innovative contemporary Italian graphic designers dedicated to social and cultural issues. The Red October gallery hosts several generations of established and emerging Italian communication designers and agencies. 

The show features posters for a variety of contexts: institutions, exhibitions, public events, social campaigns, social happenings, political dissent movements, and self-generated research.

Within the exhibition, a special section is dedicated to the international work of Fabrica, the Benetton Research Centre. The posters of the centre, commissioned by UNWHO, UNICEF, the World Bank and others, address the Earth's most urgent social challenges. 

The designs exposed in the show are a mirror of contemporary Italian visual language. The selection includes from the most radical and minimalist in form to the conceptually sophisticated and non-conventional, from the ironic to the dissenting.

Presented by

AIAP delegazione regionale Lazio 

Associazione italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva

in collaboration


Association of Poster Designers, Moscow

Suporters and contributors

Red October Gallery

Italian Cultural Institute of Moscow

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design

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