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Luciano Perondi — Type Designer @ ISIA di Urbino / CAST / ALPACA
Alessio D'Ellena — Type Designer @ CAST / Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino
Type Designer / ISIA di Urbino / CAST / ALPACA
Designer of typefaces and graphic professional since 1998, he operates in the field of graphic design aspects related to writing (body types or not) and information design. He designed several typefaces for newspapers, books and videos, signage and identity systems. In addition to the activity of designer he also deals with graphics theoretical aspects. Since 2004 he’s been involved in typography and information design teaching at various institutions, including IED in Milan, the Polytechnic School of Design, Fine Arts Academy of Urbino and Bari Polytechnic. Since 2007 he is lecturer at ISIA of Urbino, where he was director of studies in the 2013-16 triennium.
Type Designer / CAST / Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino
1985, Rome. Type-designers and graphic designers. He received his "TypeMedia" Master at KABK, Fine Arts Academy of The Hague in 2016. He previously graduated in "Communication, Design and Publishing” at ISIA of Urbino. Member of the Digital Foundry Cast, he’s been Type Design and Lettering teacher from 2013 to 2015 at Fine Arts Academy of Urbino. He received the TDC "Certificate of Typographic Excellence" for the font family "Laica" in 2017.
The fundamental principle of Suprematism claimed that art should emancipate from figuration to develop its own – totally abstract – language, which is not less significant of the reality of nature. The art, freed from the obligation to reproduce "figuratively", could then develop its own and original plasticity.
The studied forms will be developed into an alphabetical typographic system with the aim of producing a family of digital characters.
The course proposes to revisit the supremacist thinking pattern, expanding the notion of "pure form". The collective working sessions will be based on the analysis and preliminary testing of a bouquet of plastic items and tools, introducing the concept of consistency of forms as a preliminary value to be explored and defined.