Reopening of the Bodoni Museum

Saturday, April 18 at 17.00 the Bodoni Museum reopens after two and a half years of enforced closure following a fire in the Biblioteca Palatino in October 2012. The Museum will again be open to visitors with a new permanent exhibition.


The occasion will be marked by a new temporary exhibition:

Augusto Vignali. Metamorphosis of the alphabet

by Mario Lavagetto

The exhibition will be shown in the Petitot Gallery within the Bibliotéca Palatino, which or co-organising exhibition with Bodoni Museum Foundation.

Some designers leave their mark on their epoch. Such is the case with Augusto Vignali, an artist whose graphic design and fashion work, with its enthusiasm, humor and curiosity, symbolises the spirit of the 70s and 80s. Art director and designer for Fiorucci, his style marked not only the world of fashion and branding, but also that of cruise ship through his long association with Costa. Born in Parma in 1949, Vignali began his career with a series of personal exhibitions of watercolors and gouaches. He returned to Milan, where his studio became a meeting point and a reference for young artists and graphic designers. Fascinated by the work of Jan Tschicold, and his ability to play with letters, as well as with the typography of Claude Garamond and Neville Brody, Vignali was also inspired by the great American illustrators of the early 20th century and by the design of the vernacular signs which we encounter in the streets and in everyday life.

A special opening will take place on
Sunday, April 19
from 10.00 to 13.00.

Augusto Vignali. Metamorphosis of the alphabet

Palatine Library
Palazzo della Pilotta
April 18 to May 28
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00 -13.00
Free entry
Bodoni Museum

Info: tel. 0521-220449