MOSTRO, the third edition of the International Festival dedicated to graphic arts and visual communication, returns to Milan in three venues from 3 to 10 October 2019 as part of the Brera Design Days.
The third edition of MOSTRO – graphic design camp is dedicated to Europe and the bridges that culture can build thanks to designers of different generations and backgrounds where politics and economics are backward for fear and speculation. The festival shows stories and events in which creativity and research are concrete opportunities for collaboration, dialogue and work. The format of MOSTRO continues to insist on exhibitions, talks and workshops in collaboration with the Laboratorio Formentini to tell the figures and crafts of visual communication and graphic arts. This year the festival also involves two other venues: the Czech Center in via Morgagni and the new Meme gallery in via Crispi, Milan.
“The festival shows stories and events in which creativity and research are concrete opportunities for collaboration, dialogue and work” – says Marco Sammicheli – Curator of the Festival, “The collaboration with the Czech Center stems from the desire to dedicate to the Czech Republic the role of host country. After Turkey and France, protagonists of the first and second edition with Sarp Sözdinler and Agathe Singer, MOSTRO chooses to investigate a new territory”.
Adam Štěch and the Okolo studio in Prague will present an exhibition on the visualization of texts written by Maria Cristina Didero during her career as a curator. A visual experiment aimed at extending the relationship between the curator and the designer to that of the visual communicator. The exhibition will be set up at the Formentini Laboratory and during a talk the author will talk to Didero about the themes of the exhibition.
The School of Design of the University of San Marino is another guest of the festival. A class of young graphic designers coordinated by Lucia Roscini will prepare a newspaper of the festival and will exhibit in the project room of the Laboratorio Formentini dedicated to new talents.
The Mondadori Foundation, owner of the Laboratorio Formentini, this year celebrates forty years of activity. MOSTRO is dedicating an exhibition to him, curated by Marco W. Fagioli, art director of ZUP and co-founder of the festival, and Paul Robb, Irish graphic designer, owner of the Salt & Pepper studio. Together they will select some of the milestones of Mondadori’s graphics.
The curatorship of the festival is by Marco Sammicheli, the art direction by Marco W. Fagioli, the project management by Maria Di Pierro Losi.
LABORATORIO FORMENTINI | 4 – 10 October
Friday, October 4 at 21:00
Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00
Sunday from 15:00 to 21:00
Monday to Thursday from 16:00 to 20:00
Salt & Pepper
Saturday 5 October
Comfortable partnerships: curators and designers with Studio Okolo and Maria Cristina Didero
Art, politics, irony with Pavel Fuksa, Simona Calboli and Marco Sammicheli
Made-to-measure creative design with Salt & Pepper and Marco Sammicheli
Sunday 6th October
Fikra Graphic Design Biennial with Emily Smith, Benedetta Crippa and Amanda Prada
Political monsters with Unirsm Design, Lucia Roscini and Ilaria Ruggeri
40 years of the Mondadori Foundation: the covers of Urania with Marta Inversini
MEME GALLERY 3 – 10 October
Thursday, October 3 at 18:00 (by invitation)
from Friday to Thursday from 14:00 to 19:00
Stamps of Quality | Collective exhibition of designer stamps
Marco Goran Roman
CZECH CENTRE | 3 – 10 October
Thursday, October 3 at 21:00
Saturday from 13:00 to 18:00
Monday to Thursday from 13:00 to 18:00
Show ‘Uniforms 1918’
No registration online is required for this event. Free entry.