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Silvio Cocco is a graphic designer based in Torino ( Italy ) who stretches the limits of commercial design into a sort of new field. He produces his original works starting from an idea, a sensation, and develops this concept to inexpected extenses. Out of a single hint he creates a deep exploration of the world that lies inside that simple hint and produces theories, books, dictionaries, paintings, illustrations, objects, sculptures.
Graphic design turns into art exploration. Art-design made by an art-designer.

 

1981 Graphic designer and illustrator / Torino design and communication agencies.

1982 Creative director for GFT / international fashion company.
Graphic design projects, advertising campaigns, stores and exhibitions design.
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MAIN BRANDS : Christian Dior, Louis Feraud, NewMan, Montana, Martin Guy, Ungaro, Valentino.

1989 Graphic designer in London
Food packaging sector for international companies.
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MAIN BRANDS : Alemagna, Bacardi, Tesco, Unilever.

1990 Graphic designer in Singapore

1991 Creative director in Torino / setting my own design company Cocco s.a.s.
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MAIN BRANDS : Pitti Uomo Firenze, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Banca Intesa San Paolo, Sai Assicurazioni, Magneti Marelli, Turismo Torino, La Stampa.

2002 Product designer / toy design for italian-chinese company based in Hong Kong.
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MAIN BRANDS : Fun Box, Shrek table games, Kinder Ferrero.

2007 Creative Director at Research Department of Ferrero Group / international food company.
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MAIN BRANDS : Ferrero Rocher, Nutella, Kinder, TicTac, Raffaello, MonCheri.

2009 Academy professor in Bangkok / educational field about graphic design, product design.

2010 Creative Designer at Ferrero Headquarters
Selected team for new research and experimental projects for Ferrero Group management.

2011 Professor of Graphic Design at Design Academy in Bangkok / educational field.

2012 Designer of Advisor Group, Ferrero Headquarter Montecarlo / Pralines department.

2013 Art designer
Focusing on the passion for typography and graphic design as social tool of communication, or even art experimentation, I formed the 5CIRLCES studio. A contemporary translation of the job of graphic designer is the core of this sort of laboratory. An unusual attempt to give to visual art a new kind of freedom. In the last few years I’ve produced about 15 books according to the development of graphic design theories.

Books maker
My theories are unfolded in books as evidence of the work of deep research and full development of the initial ideas and insights.
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MAIN TITLES :
SMS / a new monograms communication code based on Didot and Helvetica styles.
EMOTIONAL GARAMOND / an extra enhancement of emotional meanings of Garamond.
CRISIS EMOTICONS / a social research in pop style and good sense of humor about smileys.
REVOLUTIONS YEARS / the concept of netizens ( citizens of net ) in contemporary history.
TEXTI / short poems in dreamlike visual forms.
CITY MOLECULES / landscape photography according to a graphic designer traveller.
REVOLUTION FACES / the arab spring seen with a brush, black ink and thai paper.
UNCERTAIN TESTAMENT / illustrations from a lost testament of a lost civilization.
IMAGINARY HERBARIUM / a new ideograms language for poetical and philosophical concepts.
BLACK DRAWINGS NOTEBOOK / a large collection of unusual drawings.
STRAY DOGS / contemporary history focused through an urgent social issue.
CONSTANT CONNECTED / a humoristic review of contemporary urban habits.

Exhibitions and Courses
According to some of my researches I produced ehibitions for academies-universities audiences, such as special courses with the purpose to stimulate creative thinkings and a more vibrant vision of the work of a graphic designer. The new society needs sharp translators and indipendent thinkers.
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MAIN COURSES :
LOVING DEADLINES – GraphD. / GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR FASHION – GraphD.
FONTS LANDSCAPES – GraphD. / WHY PACKAGING? – GraphD. / COLOR POEMS – GraphD.
WHAT IS CREATIVITY…REALLY? – GraphD. / PRESENTASTION AND STORY TELLING – GraphD.
MODERN IDEAOGRAMS – Graph.D. / TOYS DESIGN – ProductD. / FUN DESIGN – ProductD.

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