Federico Maggioni’s depiction of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s heroic undertaking is filled with maniples of fanatical sports supporters, advertising posters about unification and other original revamping. Garibaldi’s legendary speeches become collector’s vinyl records, his red shirt a piece of haute couture, while the Italian flag inspires Italian-style sneakers and cornflakes ... With humour and imagination, the life of Garibaldi – his marriage, wounding in Aspromonte, the expedition of the 1000 – are recounted in a highly original array of advertising and commemorative items.
The book pays humorous homage to Garibaldi’s enormous feat to unify Italy. It celebrates 150 years of our history and flag: “white like lemon ice cream, green like mint water-ice, red like raspberry jam”. Camicia Rossa" is the new title in the collection “22”.
From an idea of the historical collection “Tantibambini”, directed by Bruno Munari for Einaudi from 1972 to 1978, collection “22” is a publishing project dedicated to children’s books that features historical masters like Bruno Munari, Pino Tovaglia and Giancarlo Iliprandi, important authors like Federico Maggioni, Davide Longo and Chiara Carrer as well as young talented illustrators such as Katrin Stangl, Oscar Bolton Green and Joanna Neborsky.
Illustrator and concept designer, Federico Maggioni lives and works in Milan. He illustrated books for the most important Italian publishers, most of which he keeps working with. His works have been published on periodicals and newspapers, and he has been editorial image consultant for Ipsoa, Sole 24 ore Libri, Pirola, Mythos ArkЏ. “Cuore” and “Regolamento del giuoco del calcio” published for Edizioni Corraini, and “I Promessi Sposi” for the publisher Piemme are among his most recent works. His personal and collective exhibitions are numerous. He won the most important illustration prizes and he arranges courses and workshops for visual communication. For Festivaletteratura in Mantova he achieved the workshops called “La scenografia dello sguardo” and “Mummie pazze”.