Bruno Munari
April 19, 2011 8:36 AM   Subscribe

"Bruno Munari was an Italian artist and designer, who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphics) and non visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, infancy and creativity." Here are a collection of Bruno Munari's Faces. You can see more of the maestro's work in this short documentary: 1, 2, 3, and on this Italian children's show from the 1970s. And here are scans from some of Munari's famous illustrations for children's books.
posted by puny human (5 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
OOh -- I really like Munari. I can vouch for this book and this book.
posted by wittgenstein at 8:48 AM on April 19, 2011

These are wonderful--fun post! So much great and witty design. Thanks for this.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:51 AM on April 19, 2011

puny human, I don't want you to speak like that about yourself anymore, this post is GREAT!
posted by ouke at 12:52 PM on April 19, 2011

I still remember the smell of the translucent vellum pages in The Circus in the Mist -- we used to check it out from the library all the time, when I was about 5. Fascinating and creepy at the same time. Unfortunately the recent reprint just doesn't smell the same; you really can't go back again.
posted by xil at 2:05 PM on April 19, 2011

Munari also published a (sadly somewhat perfunctory) dictionary of Italian gesticulation. Art publisher Corraini has been printing lovely reeditions of nearly all his works in recent years.
posted by progosk at 2:32 PM on April 19, 2011

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