We remember our friend and colleague, art director of Domus for more than 30 years, who passed away suddenly this weekend. In this interview, he recounts anecdotes from his long career at the magazine, analyzes the transition from analog to digital, and illustrates what it means to translate the ideas of one editor, (indeed thirteen editors!), into a graphic design.
An event that could never happen again today. The story of a 1992 cover that arrived at the editorial staff and shocked them all. Recalled here by Giuseppe Basile, long-time Art Director of Domus.
Many memorable covers have resulted from the collaboration between Domus and the great British graphic designer. However, as Giuseppe Basile recalls – Domus’ art director for more than thirty years – one in particular is absolutely astonishing.
The risk of surprise: the adventure with Lorenzo Mattotti, Maurizio Cattelan and Alessandro Mendini, for the last issue of his direction.
Let’s go back to the early nineties, when the great graphic designer came to the office with a drawing that would become a famous cover. But there is an element of surprise.