Bruno Munari’s Facial Recognition

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Infinite Expressions in Alla Faccia

In his book Alla faccia, the futurist, progressive, children’s and adult illustrator and designer Bruno Munari (1907–1998) created countless faces through different types of signs. Each is different, yet they are all recognizable, demonstrating how a single concept can be infinitely expressed. Munari 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 would make us think. Now, for the first time, Corraini Editions presents a series of 16 fine art prints taken from Alla faccia.

Alla facia is a book of faces.
Alla facia is a book of faces.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →