Bruno Monguzzi at UMBC

Visiting Artists & Designers

Bruno Monguzzi
2007

Visual Communication is the unifying concept that binds all of Bruno Monguzzi’s work in graphics, typography, and all of his efforts on behalf of various institutions. Monguzzi’s career has centered on the enrichment of human experience through visual communications. He has continually sought to better the means of human communications by designing for the modern world.

For Monguzzi, the years 1961 through the present represent a range of design and creative innovations, the crafting of a unique design grammar, and a redefinition of visual communication in the cultural, educational, institutional, and corporate syntax.

His work is celebrated nationally and internationally. Although best known as a designer, he is also a thoughtful and thought-provoking writer. He is one of the few practitioners whose impact was noticed early in his career, and as such, his mission is not the acquisition of fame, but rather the search for meaning and the ultimate in visual communication in all its forms.

Ironically, with such steady visibility, Monguzzi still finds himself an outsider to the profession. Living in the small village of Meride in the hills of southern Switzerland suits his temperament. Up there in his beautiful home, he relishes doing what he enjoys most: being with his family and designing from his unique perspective.

Bruno Monguzzi’s relevance and influence in visual communications have been acknowledged with distinction by the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), New York Art Directors Club Gold Medal Award, and the Kamekura Prize, just to name a few. His work, exhibited at important international institutions, are in the permanent collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Stedelijk Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and many others.