To meet a graphic designer gifted with skill in the use of words, who can cope with them with the same patience and expertise he’s accustomed to when he manages his working tools, it’s a quite rare thing, but it’s not alien to Bruno Monguzzi who manages phrases, paraphrases and circumlocutions, just like a practiced swordsman in a duel. For this same reason, listening to him, becomes a pleasant way to guarantee oneself a privileged entry in the system of his works, which sometimes aren’t at all easy to interpret, in fact they require an appropriate knowledge of the story of graphics and typography. His projects seem bidimensional, but actually they are real architectures, and in this sense they live in different dimensions: the one of representation, as a necessary projection of an idea and its design; the one of stability, with the construction of the fundamental structure, where the elements of the design, such as the main shapes, join finding together a balance condition; finally a dimension of spatiality, where the construction of the elements, through the insertion of texts and images, rather than covering the structure, allows it to become volume and design space. But it’s not just the mere possibility of decomposing his designs into different and interrelated levels which reminds architecture, it’s also the power of every single element, whether irrelevant, of being thought and elaborated, through an always scrupulous chiseling process.
|Title of host publication||NEWGRAPHIC|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|