Graphic design for Le Collezione Astaldi and Le Collezione civiche at Casa Cavazzini.
Casa Cavazzini, home to Udine’s new Museum of Modern Art (Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) is a result of the combination of several properties between Via Savorgnana and Via Cavour.
The Astaldi Collection is undoubtedly one of the museum’s most emblematic body of works. Bequeathed to the city of Udine in the will and testimony of spouses, Sante Astaldi (Sannazzaro de 'Burgondi, 1895 – Rome, 1982) and Maria Luisa Astaldi (Tricesimo, 1899 – Rome, 1982). An engineer by profession, Sante Astaldi was one of the most prominent figures in the field of public works in the period following World War II, while Maria Luisa, an extremely cultured woman who, in addition to being a scholar and professor of English literature, also took a particular interest in art, as the number of works that make up the collection – over one hundred and ninety works in total – clearly testifies.
For the design of the exhibitions, Giovanni Zenarola and Francesco Tonon used Karlsbader Grotesk.