Giacomo Spazio & Fs52 - Fuc*sia. Manuale di controcultura grafica per le nuove generazioni
Text(s) by Giacomo Spazio
Design by Fs52
29.5 x 24.2 cm
Language: English, Italian
Hardcover, coming with 2 posters and 1 cd
Publisher: City Living
Edition of 500 copies
Fuc*sia is a book focusing on graphic design, with an artistic and social perspective. There are a few pages about graphic design theory in the Blah blah blah chapter, together with clear concept and ideas for designing in the 2.0 years.
It's the first book about graphic design and counterculture. It quickly went sold out and will never be reprinted. Many graphic designers use it as an I Ching book, as an oracle. They open it casually and read the pages they stumbled upon. All the texts are related to the images printed on the same pages, in an unfinished sequence that looks blasphemous to the purest graphic designers.
Giacomo Spazio wrote this book after teaching during three years at the Polytechnic University of Milan and after working for 17 years as Art Director at the Studio Air. He worded on it together with Matteo Bologna (Mucca Design, winner of the Matita d'Oro, the Italian prize for graphic design). He is a punk and visual artist working since the 1980s and he is one of the first Italian artist painting in the streets. His works are published in the book Stencil Graffiti by Trtistan Manco.
Fs52 is a graphic and type designer from Switzerland known both for working with public institutions and the independent scene.