Size: 24 x 36 inches
Artist: Vittorio Fiorucci
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!
This typographic poster is titled "Vittorio Venise Valcourt," and features a geometric abstraction of the letter 'V'. It refers to the exhibition by the same name, "Vittorio Venise Valcourt," which honoured the artist's half-century long career as a poster artist. During the exhibition, Vittorio released a limited edition box containing various posters of his, ranging from 1966 to the early 2000s. The additional poster in this set comes from this limited edition box set.