Saturday, January 26, 2013

Depero Posters for Campari (6)

A poster for Campari

Pupazzo che beve Campari Soda (1926)

Campari Soda bottle (1930)

a poster for Campari

a poster for Bitter Campari

Fortunato Depero (March 30, 1892 – November 29, 1960) was an Italian futurist painterwritersculptor and graphic designer.
Depero grew up in Rovereto and it was here he first began exhibiting his works, while serving as an apprentice to a marble worker. It was on a 1913 trip to Florence that he discovered a copy of the paper Lacerba and an article by one of the founders of the futurism movement, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. Depero was inspired, and in 1914 moved to Rome and met fellow futurist Giacomo Balla. It was with Balla in 1915 that he wrote the manifesto Ricostruzione futurista dell’universo ("Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe") which expanded upon the ideas introduced by the other futurists. In the same year he was designing stage sets and costumes for a ballet.

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