The Hand of the Graphic Designer

FAI, The Italian National Trust and Moleskine present the third in a series of publications celebrating the role of hand drawing in the creative process, before the mouse comes into action. The Hand of the Graphic Designer book and exhibition showcase 367 original sketches by 108 international graphic designers such as Italo Lupi, Giancarlo Iliprandi, Erik Spiekermann with Matthew Carter, James Clough, Alek Jordan, Atelier Vostok, Fanette Mellier, Esther Lee, Damien Conrad, Milton Glaser, Bob Gill, Pablo Ferro, Bonsaininja, Robert Massin, Martí Guixé, H-Art, Information Architect and more. This volume offers a sampling of the current state of graphic design with an array of significant examples of the art of designing letters, words, signs and images. The book is bound in the classical Moleskine notebook layout: rounded corner, elastic band,  but with A4 red hard cover. Worldwide preview during Milan's Salone del Mobile, in April 2011. Revenues from the initiative will support of FAI.



Partners of the event: alterstudio partners. Media partner: Abitare Magazine. Main Sponsor: Pirelli. Publishing partner: Moleskine. Curators Francesca Serrazanetti and Matteo Schubert, together with design expert Pietro Corraini.

Following the exhibition, the original works have  been auctioned by Sotheby's Milan at Villa Necchi Campiglio on May 12, 2011. Revenues go to Villa Necchi and to a project run by FAI for the restoration of a series of antique books in the historic library of Masino Castle, a monumental property that FAI owns in the Piedmont region.