A typographer and graphic image-maker of the most exacting precision, Bruno Monguzzi has developed a late modernist visual language untouched by the whims of fashion. In this illustrated conversation, he discussed his long career and shared his insights into the practice of graphic design and his use of the photographic image.
Bruno Monguzzi was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 1941. From 1956 to 1961, he studied in Geneva and London before joining the renowned Studio Boggeri in Milan. Since 1963, he has combined commissions for graphic, editorial and exhibition design with teaching positions in Venice, Lugano and New York. His clients include the Musée d'Orsay in Paris and the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Lugano. In 1979, he became a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and in 2003 he was made an honorary Royal Designer for Industry. A monograph, Bruno Monguzzi: Fifty Years of Paper 1961-2011, was published by Skira in 2011. In 2016, Monguzzi was the subject of Heinz Bütler's documentary film The Fly and the Spider Web.