Fiorruci, Vittorio

1970s Original Vittorio Poster, Leah Posluns Theater (Toronto)

$300.00
  • 1970s Original Vittorio Poster, Leah Posluns Theater (Toronto)

Fiorruci, Vittorio

1970s Original Vittorio Poster, Leah Posluns Theater (Toronto)

$300.00

Date: 1970s
Size: 17 x 24 inches

Vittorio Fiorucci (1932-2008) was an Italian Canadian poster artist from Montreal, Canada. The designer of over 300 art posters, 8 Time magazine covers, the mascot for Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, and the logo for the clothing chain Le Chateau, originally intended to become a writer. Having won several awards for his written work by the age of 19, he left his home in Italy with a thirst for adventure and the desire to put pen to paper. Quite by happenstance he landed in Montreal, where his inability to communicate in English or French steered him towards drawing, where language wasn't needed to illustrate ideas, thoughts, or feelings. In fact before becoming important advertisements or campaigns, many of his posters began as doodles on restaurant napkins!

Described as a man with tremendous energy and passion, it was inevitable that his posters be as spontaneous and bold as their creator. His imagery can usually be categorized as either abstract or of a fictional narrative with fantastical creatures. He was able to convey all kinds of emotions through his made-up characters, but his favourite was when he could give a cheeky wink to the viewer, inviting them in on the joke.

The Leah Posluns Theatre is a venue and company located in North York, Ontario, and was founded in 1977 by Reva Stern as part of the Jewish Community Centre.

The house, a professional subscription theatre, has presented a wide variety of works including Will Gibson's Golda, Issac Bashevis Singer's Yentl and Henry Denker's Horowitz and Mrs. Washington.

From a private collection.