Giancarlo Iliprandi • 15th March 1925 | 15th September 2016 • Biographical notes  
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Association activities
A fellow of ADI, Association for Industrial Design, since 1961. Board Member 1971/1973. Vice President
1985/1987. Vice President 1991/1992. President 1999/2001. Interim Chairman at ADI Foundation
for Italian Design, 2002. President Art Directors Club Milano, 1967 and 1970. Chairman BEDA, Bureau
of European Designers Associations, 1988/1989. President Icograda, International Council of Graphic
Design Associations, 1991/1993. A member of the Icograda Presidents Forum and the Friends of Icograda
Network, since 1995. On the Board of Directors at Polidesign Consortium, 2006/2008.
Honorary Member of AIAP, Associazione Italiana Progettazione per la Comunicazione Visiva, of AliDesign,
the Association for Graduates in Industrial Design, and ADI, Association for Industrial Design.
  Professional activities
Exhibition displays for RAI, the Italian Radiotelevision Network, with A. and P.G. Castiglioni, 1953-65.
Displays and graphics for La Rinascente department stores, 1955-68. Point of sales consultant
for Standa department stores, 1968-71. Art Director of Scinautico, SCI, Popular Photography Italiana,
Rivista Rai, Esquire&Derby, Il diaframma, Interni, Phototeca, Arbiter, Arti d’Oriente, between 1960
and 2000. In the Type Design research team of Nebiolo Foundry 1967/78. Project leader of a research
on type faces for Honeywell Information System Italy, 1981/85. Corporate identity, interior displays
and archigraphics for Città Convenienza, Grancasa department stores, Bossi Commercial Centers
and others since 1984. Corporate identity programmes for RB Cucine, 1960-91, Dischi del Sole,
Ankerfarm, Stilnovo, Arflex, Stanley Works, Galleria Civica Comune di Modena, Savinelli, Rossi di Albizzate.
Worked also for Olivetti, Pirelli, Rai, Montecatini, ENI, Agip, Fiat, Electa, Pagine Gialle, AEM, Italseber,
Roche, public companies and cultural organisations.

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  Teaching activities
Course for graphic assistants at the Società Umanitaria, 1961-1968. Davide Campari Advertising College,
1965-1973. Joint founder of ISIA Urbino, Member of the Scientific/Teaching Committee 1974-1984.
Editorial Graphics, European Design Institute, 1984-1987. Public Utility Graphics, European Design
Institute, 1990-1995. Visual Communications Workshop, Design Faculty/Milan Polytechnic since 1999.
Director of a high level Type Design course, 2007-2008

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Four books on the
Language of Graphics. Zeta's publishing, 1965-1983.
Addio Liberty
, with Giorgio Pavesi, words by Piero Chiara, La Tipografica Varese, 1967.
Six instalments on the
History of Visual Communications for ISIA Urbino, 1974-1980.
With other authors:
Visual Design 1933/1983, Fifty years of Italian Output, Idea Libri Milan, 1984.
Italian Design. ADI/ICE, First International Design Forum, Singapore 1988.
Design Future Philosophy. ADI/ICE, Design Centre, Singapore 1992.
One of the editors of
Omnibook 1985-1990, and other works on Italian Design.
Editor of
ADI BEDA Dossier 1988. Editor of NotizieADI/ADINews 1999-2001.
Five visual planning manuals as part of
Communications Grammar collection, with Giorgio Lorenzi and Jacopo Pavesi,
Lupetti publishers, 2004/2005.

, Corraini publishing, Mantua, 2005. Disimpegno/Disengagement, Corraini publishing, Mantua, 2006.
Ricerca e/o sperimentazione. Biblioteca di Graphicus, 2009.
Basta, digressions on dissent. Critical contributions of Dorfles, Carmagnola, Barbetta, Terragni,
Scianna, Guerriero, Ghidelli. Lupetti Editori di comunicazione, 2011.
Per, the assent digressions. Critical contributions of Dorfles, Schiavi, Vitale, Majorino, Moschella, Neuburg, Bosco.
Lupetti Editori di comunicazione, 2012.
4 handouts for visual communication laboratory of the Politecnico di Miano, with Jacopo Pavesi.
About characters. About alphabets. 2011 - Figurative typography. We report the signs. 2013
Con, digressions on consensus. Critical contributions of Dorfles, Dell'Acqua Bellavitis, Croce, Vitale. EBook by Naba, 2014.
Addio Liberty, new edition by Jacopo Pavesi, words by Piero Chiara, La Tipografica Varese, 2014.
Notes, a tale of signs and words. Hoepli 2015.
Giancarlo Iliprandi, Sketch, Think, Draw, Pietro Corraini, Moleskine 2015.
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International grand prix at the XIII Triennale exhibition Milano, 1964. Award at the first poster Biennale
Varsavia, 1966. Award for editorial design at the Art Directors Club Milano exhibition, 1967.
Certificate of merit at Typomundus 20 for an outstanding contribution to the development of the graphic
art of the 20th century, 1969. Six nominations at the Compasso d’Oro prize between 1970 and 2008.
Three time Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI in 1979 e 2004.
Honorary degree in Industrial Design, Milan Polytechnic, 2002. Compasso d'Oro Career Award 2011.
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