Celestino Piatti: Everything I paint has eyes
The Swiss graphic artist and illustrator Celestino Piatti (1922–2007) designed more than 500 posters and 6000 book covers, mainly for the dtv publishing house. His graphic renderings of emotions and his imaginative images have marked the visual memory of several generations and still make a lively impact today.
With a wealth of iconic works as well as finds from the family’s private archive unpublished to date, this book tells the story of a designer obsessed by his profession. It outlines Piatti’s artistic career and highlights the extraordinary diversity of his oeuvre. Individual works are commented on and contextualised by some of Piatti’s companions and by graphic experts of today.
Design: Stauffenegger + Partner
Binding: Casebound book