Bruno Munari

Libro Illeggibile MN 1 by Bruno Munari


Designed in 1949 by Bruno Munari as part of his libri illeggibili (unreadable books) series, which explores the material of paper as not just a support for text, but as an effective medium of communication itself, conveyed through variations in formant, colour, and material. In 1955, examples from this series were exhibited at the MoMA in New York, in whose Design Collection 9 "illegible books" are kept.

Munari is our Italian godfather number two – the first being Enzo Mari. We’re constantly inspired by Munari’s work; it used to be that if we hit a wall, we’d refer to his books. His view of the role and process of design remains at the forefront of today’s design context. He has a playful and intuitive set of values around design and education – one that has nurtured HATO for over a decade. As students it was always hard to source his projects and books, so we’re so happy to sell them here now.

Bruno Munari was a prolific Italian artist, designer and inventor associated with the Futurist, Modernist and Concrete Art movements – and best known for his experimental children's books, foam toys, futuristic light fittings and cube-shaped ashtrays. The idea of play as an essential component to creativity informs much of his work.

Published by Corraini Edizioni Pages: 32 Dimensions:10cm x 10cm  Format: Softcover

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