The exhibition Fellini: Circus of Light held at ADM Gallery in the School of Art, Design and Media is an introduction to works of the late film director Federico Fellini (1930 – 1993), known as one of the most influential filmmakers of 20th century European cinema and celebrated for his signature flair that combines fantasy and flamboyance within the social realities of post World War II Italy. Featuring more than 50 photographs, movie posters and original drawings from the collection of the Fellini Foundation for the Cinema that documents Fellini’s vast oeuvre, the exhibition draws from Fellini’s classics such as La Strada (1954), La Dolce Vita (1960), 8½ (1963), Juliet of the Spirits (1965), Fellini Satyricon (1969), The Clowns (1971), Amarcord (1973), Fellini’s Casanova (1976), Intervista (1987) amongst others.
The exhibition unveils critical aspects of the Italian maestro’s universe as well as his approach to humanism is based on his personal experience, blended with fictional narratives. Inspired by Fellini famous statement, “the clowns are the ambassadors of my vocation…“, we crafted the exhibition identity using a whimsical circus styled typography and graphical system.
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An interactive invite which uses a tunnel technique to lead the viewers into the circus atmosphere which imbues Fellini’s multi-layered works using many classic motifs from his films. It also serves as a desktop collectable for admirers of Fellini’s works.
This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition, an intimate publication which features Fellini’s works on exhibit as well as essays written about him and the show. Taking inspiration from the fact that Fellini is known to be an avid cartoonist, extra attention was made to design the publication like a notebook, inspired by one of the many belonging to Fellini himself. It also comes with a die-cut bookmark featuring Fellini’s wife who played Gelsomina from the film La Strada, 1954.
Event photos: Credit of ADM Gallery