Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Armando Milani

I like my design to focus on public awareness on serious issues for all the world.We designers don’t have the power of the politicians, but we can use our communication skill[s] to induce people to a reflection and possibly to a reaction. For this reason, in my work I look for the extreme synthesis, which I call "from the eye to the heart,” and I particularly liked to participate in this project “Thoughts on Democracy." I think that democracy starts from freedom and affirmation of our identity and uniqueness.

Armando Milani was born in Milan and studied at the Scuola Umanitaria in Milan with Albe Steiner before opening Milani Design studio in the 1970s. His work includes branding programs, logo design, corporate identity programs, book design, and posters. He has been a professor...at Cooper Union and Art Directors Club, New York; University of Lawrence, Kansas; Parsons School of Design, Santo Domingo; University of Beijing, China; Istituto Europeo di Design and Politecnico University, Milan; University of Santander, Spain; and Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.He has been a member of AGI Alliance Graphique International since 1983. He organizes seminars and workshops on design that are held around the world, including in his fifteenth-century mill in Provence, France. He is author of the book Double Life of 80 AGI designers and of many articles on design. His poster for peace was published worldwide by the United Nations and included in the Graphis Annual 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of many prizes including: the 1995 New York City Capital of the World poster contest; the 2000 Promosedia International Chairs Show poster contest; and the 2004 Compasso d’Oro at Triennale di Milano.

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