Bruno Munari Poster "Gatto Meo"
Munari's work is a mainstay at our shop. His work remains in print through Corranni books in Montova, Italy. Each time I order a new round of books, I always make sure to bring in a few Munari prints and posters. More from Corranni on this wonderful one about a cat...
"Already featured in many of Munari's books, the cat is the star of this poster, a true manifesto to the liveliness and elegance of felines, black or otherwise. Here Munari draws a cat that cannot, or does not want to, stand still: curled up or upside down, intent on purring or being mischievous, ready to take a jump ( landing on its paws) or to launch itself into unusual explorations with muffled steps. A collection of funny and sinuous movements, put in black on white with Bruno Munari's essential stroke."
Bruno Munari (1907-1998) has been one of the protagonists of 20th-century art, design and graphics. He always dedicated his creative activity to experimentation, with a particular attention to the world of children and their games and toys. Never separating content from form and materials, what he designed were at once books, book-objects and games that would make us think. His works in the fields of painting, sculpture, design, photography and didactics cross their poetics following the path of his very personal inventiveness.