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A Question of Style

Pirelli, a century and a half of art and visual communication

How can one communicate an object that at first sight is just “round and black”? Step by step, we explore 150 years of Pirelli’s visual communication, from the late nineteenth century to the present day, with catalogues, sketches, camera-ready artwork, shop-window signs, brochures and audio-visual materials. We’ll discover and examine the posters created by the first graphic designers, and the innovative creative solutions of the great masters of graphics of the 1950s and 1960s through to the most recent advertising campaigns created by major international agencies. Designers, graphic artists, illustrators, painters, photographers and directors have all helped create the inimitable “Pirelli style”.

Sections of the course
1. Relations between the company and the artists: cutting-edge communication. From the first forms of communication in the late nineteenth century and the graphic compositions of the early decades of the twentieth, all the way to the modern experiments carried out by a new generation of graphic artists in the 1930s and 1940s. Suggestions will be given during the meeting on how to organise the practical activities that the children will be able to carry out on their own.
2. The golden age of visual communication in Italy. After the Second World War, the Pirelli ‘Propaganda’ department and later the Agenzia Centro worked hard to build up partnerships between the company and artists such as Lora Lamm, Bruno Munari, Bob Noorda, Pino Tovaglia and many others, bringing the communication and image of Pirelli to the very highest levels of quality.
3. Audio-visuals in the communication of a historic multinational company. The first Carosello TV commercials and the great changes that swept through the communication industry in the 1970s paved the way for the innovative advertising strategies of the agencies of the 1990s which saw the development of video advertising.
4. The students will show their works, before final considerations and the end of the course.

Description of the practical activity
Students will be helped to think up, design and create a short animation, inspired by Pirelli’s historic advertising campaigns. Their work will advertise some of the most innovative tyres that Pirelli has launched on the market in recent years.

The course will consist of three or four encounters and may be carried out entirely online or it may include a visit to the Pirelli Foundation, to be agreed upon subject to availability.

A look at some of the subjects and documents selected for this course

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'A Question of Style' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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Let’s Write a Film Script!

Stories of the company on film

The Pirelli Foundation was set up with the aim of preserving the company's historical archive, which includes documents, photographs, drawings and posters, films, and a library.  The institution promotes Pirelli's corporate culture through activities that also include promoting a love of reading, at the workplace and among the young. With this goal in mind, a partnership was set up with the Fondazione Il Campiello to launch the Premio Campiello Junior, now in its second edition.

Meeting
We will read together some excerpts concerning the world of cinema taken from Pirelli magazine, written by some of the most important writers of the twentieth century. And we will relive the adventures of Marcel, the gardener and assistant to the Lumière brothers in the book La scatola dei sogni  by the authors Quarzo and Vivarelli, who were one of the three finalists in the first edition of the Premio Campiello Junior. To put their passion for reading to the test, the children will take part in team quizzes.

Description of the practical activity
The students will be invited to write a short scene for a film starring the young Marcel  of La scatola dei sogni, in an event they themselves will make up.

The course will consist of two online meetings.  

Information about the Premio Campiello Junior: individual children or classes who wish to complete the course by applying for a position on the jury of young readers of the Premio Campiello Junior can register by filling in the form here, which includes useful information about the deadlines and procedures.
Participation in "Let's write a film script!" does not necessarily entail participation in the jury of the Prize.

Pirelli Foundation Educational Courses

'Let’s Write a Film Script!' For the day: 11 aprile 2019


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