Francesco Cangiullo, Caffè Concerto - Alfabeto a Sorpresa
(Café-Chantant - Unexpected Alphabet), 1919.
Cover by the author.
Variety shows, cafés-chantant and operettas together with their characters are
preferential subjects of this amazing book, whose every illustration results from a
typographic design. The main feature of this work is the
emphasis on the suggestions evoked by the shape of each alphabet letter,
alone or with others. But, aside from these uncommon and
interesting typographic experiments, the author's main theme is the
ludic attitude towards all aspects of life. Thus Caffè Concerto is,
all, a theatrical view of life that Cangiullo faced with his Futurist
and Dadaist sensibility.
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