Identity and special project for ArtDate, a contemporary art event organized by The Blank.
Studio Temp is a design studio founded in 2007 in the small city of Bergamo by Guido Gregorio Daminelli, Fausto Giliberti and Marco Fasolini.
Guido, Fausto and Marco met as teenagers, and haven’t stopped working together ever since. Studio Temp works on printed media, art direction, visual identity and web design.
Scope of work starts from a first consultancy, set to establish clever forms of design that can range from art direction, to visual identity, down to website and exhibition design.
Working both internationally and locally, with individuals, brands and institutions, on projects that often vary in scale and complexity, Studio Temp’s main goal is to establish long-term relationships with its clients and partners. And help them build a solid, design-driven strategy.
Fausto and Marco have a strong, ongoing relationship with Mousse Publishing, being at the core of its design team, working internationally with some of the greatest contemporary art institutions, from artists to curators to museums. Guido is the head of the web department, developing tailored and progressive designs, as well as programming intelligent, responsive platforms.
We worked for: adidas Originals, The Blank, Fondazione Donizetti, GaMec Bergamo, ICA London, Lovato Electric, Mousse Publishing, Multiconsult, OnSiteStudio, Peep-Hole, Rivista Undici, Studio, VICE, and many others.
— The New Italian Design, Triennale Design Museum, Cannery Galleries, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, 2013
— Millennium Magazines, MoMa, New York 2011 (with Peep-Hole Sheet)
— Fai – La mano del grafico, Milan 2011
— Graphic Design Worlds, Triennale Design Museum, Milan 2011
— Quali Cose Siamo, Triennale Design Museum, Milan 2010
— Wonder Room, Alessandro Dal Buoni Curated by Studio Temp, Milan 2010
— Obscolescenza (With Tankboys), Galleria Vastagamma, Pordenone 2009
— Teach me 6: Very Very Stupid IUAV (Venezia), 2009
— Attraversamenti, Graphic Design Festival, Umbria 2007
— Coffee.N.Televisiøn, The Very Big Button, Bergamo 2007
— Università IUAV, Venice and Treviso
— Libera Università di Bolzano
— Idea Magazine (Japan), issue n°371, October 2015
— The New Italian Design, Triennale Design Museum, 2013
— La Mano del Grafico, Moleskine, 2011
— Graphic Magazine #18 – Workshop Issue, Seoul 2011
— Graphic Design Worlds, Milan 2011
— Manystuff #2, About Your Process, Paris 2010
— Farheneit 39, Ravenna 2010
— Etapes Grafiques #169, 2009
— Spaghetti Grafica, Milan 2010
— Progetto Grafico #10, Milan 2007
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Identity and special project for ArtDate, a contemporary art event organized by The Blank.
Identity for “Fiato Ai Libri”, a reading festival that takes place every year in Bergamo.
Identity for Teatro Donizetti’s 2016 Lyric Opera Season, natural development for what we’ve done in 2015, based on the reinterpretation of the theater’s historical posters. The baroque frames of the old posters are stripped down to a simple rectangle with a single ornament on the top right corner. To represent each opera, we matched them with corresponding heraldic symbols: a chinese dragon for the Turandot, a lion rampant for the Lucia di Lammermoor, a camellia for La Traviata, as the opera is set in France, and so on. The font we used is Elisir Compressed, a custom version of Bodoni specially made for the Lyric Season. We also worked on a series of itinerant events throughout the city, designing a site-specific way-finding system.
RUOTE FIERE makes unique motorcycles on customers’ commission. “Fiere” is the Italian word for both “proud” and “wild beast”. The identity is based on a panther (a wild beast), used also for the neon sign hanging outside the studio. Ruote Fiere is a project by designer and bike-customizer Davide Caforio. Website: www.ruotefiere.com
Catalogue edited by GAMeC Books for the exhibition dedicated to Fabio Mauri. The catalogue follows the exhibition’s layout, and is therefore divided into separate chapters, as per curator GIacinto Di Pietrantonio’s idea.
We designed the identity and all related print and promotional materials for GAMeC.
GAMeC is the only Contemporary Art Museum in Bergamo. It opened its doors back in 1991, inside the walls of a former monastery and later an army station as an extension of Pinacoteca Carrara.
GAMeC curators asked us to keep the original logo and use their institutional color, red. We used this limitations as the basis of the project: red and black plus a very strong grid system. We chose a contemporary, yet classic typeface such as Lars by Bold Decisions in order to convey the idea of a “conservative” renovation.
We designed posters, billboards, booklets and a wayfinding system.
Book edited by GAMeC Books, for Michelangelo Pistoletto’s exhibition “Immagini in più, oggetti in meno, un paradiso ancora”. The entire work of Pistoletto is narrated by this book, a collection of over 50 years of artistic production. The book is entirely black, even the book side, in order to make it look like a symbol, which was the final scope of Pistoletto’s work.
Book edited by GAMeC Book, in occasion of Rashid Johnson’s exhibition “Reasons”. The book layout is inspired by the 1970s counter-cultural publications.
On the inside, we went for a variation of natural and glossy paper, in order to represent the existing contrast between Johnson’s counter-cultural background and his sophisticated artistic production.
Catalogue for a series of exhibitions curated by BACO inside Bergamo’s former conservatory. All exhibitions are associated by the fact that all artists involved have been asked to work with the concept of abstraction. The catalogue’s typography uses two colors, white and black, on a dark blue background, in order to insert the characters in some sort of abstract universe, with a non-linear reading.
Art direction and graphic design for Osservatore Elaviano, a newsprint magazine published by Birrificio Indipendente Elav. Elav asked us and Leone Belotti, the editor, to conceive something that could be distributed to several pubs and beer shops all over Italy. We decided to create a proper magazine with fake contributors, named after Elav beers. Leone wrote all the texts and we provided some crazy art direction.
Identity for Nascondino World Championship, annual event organized by CTRL Magazine in Italy.
“Nascondino” is the Italian word for hide and seek. In collaboration with photographers Marco Bellini and Linda Alborghetti, we produced the campaign shots, inspired by the concept of hiding, using a limited color palette. We decided to use the same three colors also for the hiding spots placed on the hide and seek playground.
Poster for the “Arte Corrente” competition, launched by UniAcque in collaboration with GAMeC.
The competition consisted in representing photographically the usage of water in domestic spaces, and was addressed to art schools students.
Sleeve design for Indian Tweet Posse 10″ – EP by The Night Skinny.
We reworked the Chicago Blackhawks’ logo, a symbol frequently used in US hip hop culture, to make it more aggressive.
Limited edition purple vinyl inside the sleeve.
For the XXI Triennale, Onsitestudio proposes a cabinet of wonders, a small Wunderkammer. The exhibition examines certain aspects of making architecture in the contemporary world: through the careful arrangement of different sets of objects, finished or unfinished things, production tools, surfaces, couplings, molds, raw materials.
We designed a poster to present the project, and according to the general concept, we randomly used different kinds of papers.
Photography: Anders Sune Berg and Giovanna Silva
Identity for Carib, a monthly Jamaican Cinema and Music night.
Curated by Davide Giannella, illustrations by Yuri Kaban.
Corporate identity for Teatro Donizetti’s 2015 Lyric Opera Season, commissioned by director Francesco Micheli.
The identity aimed at a contrast with traditional stereotypes of lyric’s imagery.
We decided to use flat illustrations and bold typography in order to match the opera with current pop culture.
Photo credit: Maria Zanchi
Book design for Ryan McGinley’s Exhibition “The Four Seasons” at GAMeC Gallery, Bergamo.
The book can be read both horizontally and vertically.
Website design and programming for Milan’s architecture practice On Site Studio, OSS.
Navigation is split in two parts: visual and textual, in order to allow users to rapidly access their archive and chose a project starting from bold and capturing images.
Visit website: onsitestudio.it
Visual identity for the 60th edition of Premio Termoli, renowned contemporary art exhibition.
The event, curated by Anna Daneri, has been held at MACTE, Termoli’s Contemporary Art Museum in the making. Set-up curated by Rio Grande. We decided to focus on a calendar format, in order to communicate the event’s history, so we went for a solid grid, composed by 60 elements, that has been applied to every imagery element.
Website for Valerio Sommella’s design studio.
Valerio has collaborated with a wide range of companies, focusing on everyday objects, furniture, lighting and accessories, with the same attention for small scale productions as well as mass market.
When The Blank’s team asked us to re-design their visual identity, we started off from the very concept of “blank space”.
Our chosen typography plays around with empty blocks, represented by rectangular shapes, that complete texts in several different, ever changing ways. Then came the logo, represented by their initials followed by two “blank” rectangles.
Visit website: theblank.it
Hoppy Fish is a street food restaurant in Milan, that serves great fish, together with artisanal beers.
We designed their visual identity, based on the key elements of their menu, that are: fish, and beer.
We incorporated both elements in order to create a fun, bold, pop yet refined image.
Visit website: hoppyfish.com
Humboldt is an Italian publishing house focused on travel literature that draws inspiration from scientific explorations of the 18th and 19th centuries. Humboldt collects multidisciplinary experiences, combines knowledge and practices for recounting travels and countries with a watchful and unconventional eye.
For the exhibition “A Blind Man In His Garden”, held at Zurich’s Luma Foundation, we worked on both identity and catalogue.
We structured our work together with one of our printers, Stefano Fusaro. According to the exhibition’s concept, all curators were to chose the works without ever seeing them in person. So we decided to add some complexity to the communication as well. Disassembling part of the dampening unit of the printing machine, in order to decrease water, and make it insufficient to leave a precise impression. While doing so, we also used a simple hairdryer to dry out the plate, so that the ink would stick even where the master wasn’t engraved. The final result is a two-colors gradient, constantly changing, that overlaps the titles of all exhibited works.
RawRaw is an independent publishing house run by Massimiliano Bomba. In 2015, Massimiliano asked us to take care of their book series “Paper Space Collection”, curated by Davide Giannella. The series aims at using each book as a gallery, presenting unreleased works by contemporary artists.
Each book is accompanied by the production of an artist multiple.
On the occasion of adidas Originals’ flagship launch in Milan, upon commission by VICE Media, we were asked to interpret a manifesto dedicated to the city of Milan. We decided to collect a series of popular iconographic images, and rework them into posters, that were used both in-store, and throughout the city.
From 2012 to 2014, we curated Paolo Pecora’s branding, visual identity, and produced a series of illustrations for their collections.
Book design for Lovato Electric’s 90th anniversary. Lovato was founded in Bergamo in 1923, and designs and manufactures low voltage electrical devices for industrial applications. Their products are available in over 100 countries all over the world. Since 2007, we have an ongoing partnership for their special visual projects.
Visual identity for We Are The Gang club night, in partnership with Alberto Guerrini.
All Saints Mod Holiday is a yearly mod rally organized on the Italian Alps from over 20 years.
In occasion of their 20th anniversary, we designed a visual essay, composed by iconic portraits and interviews.
In occasion of the exhibition “Graphic Design Worlds”, curated by Giorgio Camuffo at Milan’s Triennale, we were invited to represent the Italian section, together with some of our favorite studios. In order to tell our story related to graphic design, we decided to publish a limited edition book dedicated to our DIY process.
Book design for Jerry Hsu’s photography exhibition at VICE Gallery, in Milan.
Preface by Ryan McGinley.