LUCIANO BONACINI – Illustrator
(Verona, 1908 – Milan, 1981)
Luciano Bonacini was born in Verona in 1908 and was an advertising illustrator. At the beginning of his career he was particularly attracted by the Futurists and by the style of Leonetto Cappiello, whose lively graphic example he also followed in the calendars created for Barilla in 1934 and 1935, both printed – as was much of his production – by the Gros Monti Typography of Turin. Bonacini died in Milan in 1981.
Catalogo Bolaffi del Manifesto Italiano, Dizionario degli illustratori (Bolaffi Catalog of Italian Billboard Posters, Dictionary of illustrators), Turin, Bolaffi, 1995, p. 27.
SOLERI Elvio (edited by), I muri raccontano. Cento anni di manifesti stampati dalla Pozzo Gros (The walls tell a story. One hundred years of advertising posters printed by Pozzo Gros). Monti. Turin, Pozzo, 1991, pp. 14, 58, 59, 63, 80, 86, 100.
CALAMINICI Francesco, ZUNINO Anna (edited by), Barabino & Graeve. Storia di una grande industria grafica a Genova (Barbino & Graeve. History of a great graphic industry in Genoa). Genoa, Corigraf, 1996, p. 106.