The A’ Design Award & Competition, with over 110 categories including graphics, fashion, photography, architecture, is the worlds’ largest design competition.
An international jury selected and prized the Widiba institutional font with the Golden A’ Design Award in the Graphics and Visual Communication Design category.
Among 1000 projects submitted from all around the world, the giury of IDA International design award, honored many studios for the best results in the categories of creativity, usability and innovation.
We have been awarded the first place in the category Signs and Exhibition with our project The Next Supper. The exhibition organized from the school SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design, took place in Milan during Salone del Mobile 2015.
The exhibition Oggetto Libro, organized by Susanna Vallebona, shows the comparison between book design and artist’s book. The jury, composed by members from Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, Mediateca Santa Teresa and from Aiap, selected 40 design books among 200 proposals. Between this selection there’s also our book see nothing volume due, which has been exhibited and published on the prestigious exhibition’s catalogue.
The jury of IDA International Design Award prizes the best achievements in creativity, usability and innovation among more than 1000 projects from all over the world. The wayfinding project we realized for SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design wins the second prize in the Sign and Exhibitis category.
The wayfinding project we realized for SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design is published in the volume New Signage Design – Connecting People & Spaces by the chinese publisher Sandu Publishing. This book collects the latest wayfinding project from all over the world, focusing on those that integrate and dialogue better with the architecture of the hosting building.
Chinese publisher Sandu Publishing publishes the book Type Player 3 which collects projects linked to the most creative typography expressions. In this volume you can find the visual identity project we realized for True Stories exhibition in the Scuola Politecnica di Design.
The wayfinding project realized for SPD Scuola Politecnica di Design has been published in the Turn left, Turn right volume edited by Designerbooks. The book, which collect wayfinding works from all over the world, focus on the public spaces such as museums, schools, libraries, parks and hospitals.
The american magazine Communication Arts select and prizes the wayfinding project we realized for the SPS Scuola Politecnica di Design for the Typographic Annual 5. The project appears in the Enviromental Graphics section, which include 1800 projects from all over the world.
After Milan and Madrid (2007), Istanbul (2010), Pechino e Nantou (2010), Bilbao, San Francisco and Santiago del Cile (2013), the exhibition Il nuovo design italiano managed by La Triennale di Milano Design Museum with the supervision of Silvana Annicchiarico, arrives in Cape Town during the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014. The exhibition shows the works of 133 Italian designers (including 20 graphic designer) which represent the state of contemporary italian design. We are glad to be part of this world tour with our projects.
The Swiss editor Braun dedicates a double spread inside the publication Graphic Design x100. The book brings together a collection of designers and illustrators who present their work as well as designing the double page which features them. The result is a book full of extremely variable and surprising compositions.
In Art of package and structure, the Chinese editor Art Power collect a wide selection of creative packaging from all over the world, including our design for bikeribbon. For each pack displayed, not only is the graphical aspect presented, but also all the paper solutions that were used are presented in detail.
We take part in the Contemporary Italian Social and Cultural Communication Design exhibition (Trento), as part of the Piccolo Festival dell’Arte, with two of our designs on display there. The exhibition assembles a selection of posters designed by the most famous and innovative Italian graphic designers, and aims to focus on the social and cultural commitment aspect and visual communication.
During Design Shanghai 2013, Triennale Design Museum presents Italy: The New Aesthetic Design, a reconnaissance of contemporary Italian design of the new millennium. Some of our designs are exhibited, including the merchandising produced in recent years for Elio e le Storie Tese.
Triennale Design Museum presents an expanded and updated to 2013 version of the exhibition The New Italian Design: a survey on contemporary Italian design, a path analysis, enhancement and promotion of the new Italian creativity. The exhibition presents works by 132 designers, including some album covers that we realized in recent years for Elio e le Storie Tese.
We are invited by Polyedra to attend Italian design is coming home. To Switzerland. This project involves 22 Italian and Swiss design firms that should work in couples in order to celebrate the present the past and the future of the close cooperation between Italian and Swiss designers with a poster. The results of this project are published in a book distributed by the Swiss publisher ActarBirkauserD.
The visual identity we realized for the expo True Stories, organized by the Scuola Politecnica di Design is among the winners of the award The Creativity + Commerce. The award is organized by the American magazine Print which has selected 26 international projects, among those that have been capable of merging business needs and creativity in the same project.
We are invited by Carmi e Ubertis to attend to boxing design, encounter/clash between culture and innovation organized by Dalia Gallico during the IF Innovation Festival.
In April, an exhibition entitled The Hand of the Graphic Designer open to the public. It is promoted by FAI – Italy’s National Trust. The original idea is by Francesca Serrazanetti and Matteo Schubert, who coordinate the initiative with scientific supervision from Pietro Corraini. We are among the 108 prominent contemporary graphic designers from all over the world who donated sketches to the campaign. All of the drawings are meant to be auctioned off or sold directly, and the proceeds will be used to help pay for maintenance work at Villa Necchi Campiglio and the restoration of a number of old books from Masino Castle’s historical library.
Our project for MUST magazine is included in the Design and Design Book of the Year 3. It features 730 graphic design and product design projects that have been selected by the website designanddesign.com throughout 2010 from the work by designers from more than 160 countries all over the world.
Two of our projects are shiwn at The Best of Contemporary Italian Social and Cultural Graphic Design exhibition. Organised by Cristina Chiappini and Sasha Sankova, the exhibition takes part in the official programme for the Year of Russian Culture and Language in Italy and the Year of Italian Culture and Language in Russia – 2011, summoned by the Italian and Russian Ministries of Culture. The designs on display, created by 36 selected Italian designers and studios, intend to mirror the contemporary visual language of Italy.
Spanish publishers Index Book releases Mid-Fi, a book documenting the recent changes in several graphic designers’ perceptions of the computer: it is no longer the only tool we use, but one of many. Mid-Fi is an exploration into this approach, where modern technology is combined with the most traditional of techniques, bringing together the best of both worlds: Low-Fi and Hi-Fi. Our mandala project is published in this book too.
We take part in the Italian Poster Rock Art exhibition which take place in May at the Villa Pacchiani Multipurpose Cultural Centre in Santa Croce sull’Arno, in the province of Pisa, with a number of designs created by our studio for the band Elio e Le Storie Tese over the last few years.
Chinese publishers Dopress Book publishes two of our designs in the book Colour Party – Colours in Brand Corporate Identity. The book contains a collection of works from 50 designers chosen from all over the world. Its theme is colour, which is considered to be one of the most effective tools for creating a brand’s visual identity.
150_150_150 is an exhibition organised by Mario Piazza to celebrate the anniversary of the unification of Italy. 150 graphic designers were asked to design an image with the number 150 as its theme. The end result, which also included our own design, was a huge exhibition which became a collective reflexion of images representing what our country is today, conveying both its good and bad qualities.
Spanish publishers Monsa publishes Branding Logos. The book offers a selection of international projects, presenting their initial concepts shown through sketches right up to the end result. Our designs for altreforme and bikeribbon are also selected to be included in the book.
The Art Directors Club Italiano awards us a bronze in the below the line category for our New Year wishes project. For this self-promotion scheme, we recorded the phrase “buonduemiladieci” (“Happy New Year 2010”) and produced a visual depiction of the sound spectrum. We then manually screen printed it on sheets of transparent material to create posters symbolizing the diffusion of the sound through the air. 200 posters were produced altogether and each one was unique. A stamp with “buonduemiladieci” written phonetically was added to give them a finishing touch.
The Spanish publisher Monsa releases the book PROMO! – an international, high-impact collection of promotional materials: from corporate images to sales catalogues, from invitations to posters. No fewer than 14 of our projects from recent years are selected and included in the book.
The American publisher Rockport releases Brand Identity Essentials, 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands. It uses international examples to outline the basic principles for putting together successful brand identities. The brand that we designed for altreforme is included in the book.
The Chinese publisher Page One releases Fashion Graphic, a book containing a selection of particularly well designed and innovative promotional materials (such as invitations, look books, advertisements and packaging) realized by more than 100 fashion brands. It contains our entire project for RH Milano.
A number of our projects in the field of self-promotion are included in volume 16, issue 4 (August/September) of the IdN international design and creativity magazine. 25 international designers are selected to represent the best of this kind of production, which is one of the most important aspects of our work; through it we are able to experiment with and demonstrate our approach to the profession.
In June, the French graphics, design, image and creativity magazine étapes releases a special edition on Italian graphic design, edited by Silvia Sfligiotti. Our studio is one of those selected in a series of projects to represent the contemporary Italian scene.
Two of our projects are included in the Spaghetti Grafica 2 – Contemporary Italian Graphic Design show. This is a large-scale exhibition of Italian graphic design, with 125 projects from 95 studios selected among those who had presented projects for the second round of proposals to Ministero della Grafica and the Triennale Design Museum.
The Chinese press Sandu publishes some of our projects in its Form – Book & Promotion volume, a collection of recent projects involving promotional books and printed matter, a presentation of the artistic value and creativity of these traditional forms of communication at their very best.
Our studio is included in the Young Blood 08 annual showcase event for Italian talent which had received worldwide awards. The publication brings together these creative award winners in a sort of survey of emerging talent destined to have a profound effect on the industry and culture. Artists and other creative talent are evidence of the capacity of a country to find new energies and stimuli which can in turn help it to impress its vision on the international market.
The Japanese publisher Pie Books includes our project for altreforme in its book Identity Designs. The volume contains a complete, coordinated collection of projects from all over the world. They have been selected as the best representatives of visual identities applied to and designed for the various media channels.
We realize the cover page of ddn free n. 5, the design magazine distributed by Design Diffusion Edizioni, where an interview to our studio is published. The cover is an image teaser of the mandala project used to illustrate this article. All individual elements used to actually build the mandala, were vectorial redesigned and overlapped one to the other, with different shades of gray, exactly the opposite of the way they look in reality.
The Page One publishing house selects and publishes some projects in Spark – Inspirational Design. The volume gathers together 60 studies selected across the world which have stood out in recent years due to their innovative qualities, exploring new forms and means of communication.
The see nothing volume due project is published in the book Nullaosta, graphic design scale new heights – AIAP editions. The book contains projects by 50 Italian designers selected from among AIAP members and presented during the annual convention of the association in 2007.
The Japanese publisher Pie Books features our project for altreforme in the book Works In Progress. Readers are introduced to various projects through a look at the sketches, the presentations and all of the changes necessary in order to go from the concept to the final result.
During the 23rd International Biennale of Graphic Design Brno 2008, an international jury assigns the award The Icograda Excellence Award to our project see nothing volume due. The submissions for the international competition include works by nearly 400 artists; out of them works by 162 artists from 27 countries were selected. Our project has been awarded for the perfect achievement, design with supranational impact, compact, complex, conceptual.
The Japanese editor Pie Books published some projects of ours inside the volume Creators’ Self-Promotion: In-house Graphics, where a selection of promotional items are matched to the images of the creative’s studios that designed them, to represent the intimate connection between the projects and the “places” of work.
The opening of The New Italian Design – Il paesaggio mobile del nuovo design italiano takes place at the Triennale di Milano on January.
The exhibition pursues the intent to investigate the state-of-the-art of the design through the analysis of the new Italian design. Our studio’ work is selected among 600 candidates and displayed at the exhibition together with other 124 designer’ elaborates, spanning across all the design segments.
AIAP (Associazione Italiana per la Progettazione Visiva) selects our book see nothing volume due to participate to the Aiap Community contest. The contest is open to Graphics and Designers and aims to identify and enlight the best Italian Communication Projects. Our work, among other 50 Graphic’s, is presented in Aosta during the association annual congress.
An interview given by our studio is published by cartiere Fedrigoni web site paperideas.it in its news section.
The page is granted by the Artlab editorial staff and its European correspondent and offers news, info’s and interviews to the International Graphic design protagonists.
Our works see nothing volume due, j&h institutional brochure and an invitation card we designed for RH have been included into the volume Graphic Simplicity of the Japanese editor Pie Books. This book collects projects, both from Japan and the rest of the world, able to seduce the readers in simple and yet sophisticated way.
The German prestigious graphic design magazine Novum publishes an interview given by our studio in the August release.
The article has been illustrated by images from many projects we realized during last years like the Scuola Politecnica di Design, moco web site, granataimages identity and the advertising for RH.
The show “Alba. Nuovi manifesti Italiani” opened in Firenze on the occasion of Festival della Creatività. The show is produced by Socialdesignzine with intellectual and financial sponsorship of Aiap and Regione Toscana. By presenting more than hundred posters created in Italy after the year 2000, the show is meant to be a recognition of the current status of the poster art. Few projects of ours are displayed together with the works of other 42 graphics selected among the most representative in the national scene.
A project we produced for the Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano was selected among the finalists for the flyer section of the European Design Awards 2007. Representatives of the best 12 European sector magazines form the panel of judges of the contest which aim is the reward for the graphic project quality, the illustration and the multimedia production.
Pecha-Kucha Night was born in 2003 in Tokio, as design-themed evening. Artists, architects and graphic designers are invited to present to the audience their creations and ideas by displaying 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
In occasion of the first evening in Milano hosted by the Triennale Bovisa we are invited to talk about our projects, together with internationally renowned designers and architects like Patricia Urquiola and Astrid Piber by UNstudio.
Four projects of ours are selected and displayed at the 22nd International Biennale of Graphic Design 2006 in Brno, among the world’ most qualified graphic art event where projects, opinions and trends meet and compare.
The selected works are about posters designed for the contemporary art shows america remixed and salon de refusés as well as promotional material created for our studio.
The Italian publisher RED Publishing screens the best of past years Italian designed brands and logotypes for its Logomania-Italian Signs.
Six projects of ours have been selected and printed in the last edition: lollipop, antonio maniscalco, hukapan, casi umani, granata and the icon system created for novogo.
In its series of design books, the Italian editor Lupetti published a volume named Free Graphics – La grafica fuori delle regole nell’era digitale di Dario Russo.
The designers explored in the book, presented their projects produced by digital technologies that develop high communication languages and symbols. Two original fonts of ours were published in the book.
On the occasion of the 13th International Design Competition, the Gloss catalogue we did for minottiitalia trading is awarded for merit and published on the american graphic design magazine How (April). The project has been selected amongst the 4500 entries from all over the world, along with 232 other works.
International graphic design magazine Lineagrafica (January/February-issue number 355) publishes an article entitled “the effective communication” about our studio and our latest works.
“Any design project needs to vary according to the objectives of the communication. Creativity and design knowledge are both involved in this prosess. Effective communication is about experimenting with new visual languages and following design rules at the same time.
… Jekyll & Hyde is a graphic design studio that always works with this idea in mind. Their creativity and ability to adapt the communication to the client’s needs should never be taked for granted. …”
The volume Worldwide Identity – Inspired Design from 40 Countries has been published by Rockport in collaboration with ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Association).
Three of our brand identity projects have been included in the book: pop band lollipop, photographer antonio maniscalco and music editions hukapan.
The poster we designed in 2004 to communicate clients our new address was shown in the second International Design Biennale organised by Hanyang university (Corea) and promoted by ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Association).
The project was also included in the Biennale’s catalogue.
American magazine Print selects and publishes four of our works in its “the best of European graphic design” (May-June) special edition.
The projects are: a promotional brochure and an advertisign page for RH, a cd design (nordika) done for EMI music Italy and a poster for the Venice’s art exhibition salon des refusés.
The open-air display Posterama is organised by the streets of Bruxelles
on occasion of the Biennial festival of the arts and culture Europalia. Between mid September and late October 2003 more than 800 Italian posters designed for several cultural events had been bill-boarded by the streets of the town.
Our studio participated with the posters created for the contemporary art shows america remixed and salon de refusés.
Tow of our projects are selected by the Osservatorio Permanente sul Design and published in the ADI Design Index 2002 a showcase volume of the best of the italian graphic design of 2001. The works are: the communication done for the cultural happening on & on and a serie of cd designs done for pop bands lollipop and sottotono.
“On & On. …The work done by Jekyll & hyde is an exeption.
For a musical event, they demonstrate an ability to co-ordinate and meditate visual thinking about the topics to be communicated.
This is a measured design, personal in style and above all alert to the contents of the message.”
“Lollipop e Sottotono. …Jekyll & Hyde’s designs for music CDs constitute a significant attempt at keeping the disciplinary content of design at a high level, even if the product aims at an easy market for very commercial artists. …”
On the occasion of the ATypI (Association Typografique Internationale) conference held in Rome, AIAP organizes an exhibition called Italic 1.0 – Il disegno di caratteri contemporaneo in Italia. Three of our font designs are selected and showed in the exhibition along with the works of 25 italian type designers. The event’s catalogue is edited by AIAP edizioni.
Albachiara and the Association of Illustrators organizes IllustraCinema, a design contest for Giuseppe Piccioni and Silvio Soldini’s new movies posters. Our project is selected and shown in the exhibition at the Anteo Spaziocinema in Milan.