Marco Ugolini is an Italian visual artist and graphic designer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He explores territories “in between” graphic design and contemporary art and by doing so, he aims to “contaminate both fields”.1
Below is an example of one of his projects. “The task was to design a product to be sold in the exhibition space. I bought a few kilos of bananas which I painted black. Each banana was for sale for 2 Euro with a label explaining: “The multinational corporation earns 95% on the selling price of the banana. The producer only the 5%”. Nobody bought the bananas in the exhibition, but the visitors were very interested in reading the message. The title “The Dark Side of Bananas” was inspired by my period of study at the Bauhaus University.” 2 Learn more
1 IDN, International Designers Network, Vol 18, No 6, 2012, pp 30-31.