Pier Paolo Pitacco

Born in: 1953

Italy

Biography

Pier Paolo Pitacco, lives and works in Paris and Milan, where he has been involved in the biggest publishing events connected with the success of the Italian Style since the 1970s. Art director of ?Uomo Vogue? from 1977 to 1979, he held the same position for ?Elle Italia? from 1988 until 1999.

He came up with the editorial graphic project for ?Io Donna?, a weekly magazine distributed with Il ?Corriere della Sera? (1996), ?Cartier Art Magazine?(2002), ?Vanity Fair? Italia (2003), ?Elle Russia?(2007) and ?Grazia France? (2009), to mention only a few of his most important projects.

He has worked as image consultant for top Italian and international companies, acting as their interface with advertising, fashion, packaging and corporate design.

Pitacco has won 32 international awards and prizes (mainly in the United States) and 23 Italian Art Directors? Club prizes. In 2000 he published the volume ?Stile Italiano: Twenty years? graphic design in Italian Fashion? (Lupetti Editore) in Italian and in English, tracing his career from its beginings.

His work appears regularly in international specialized publications. A lover of art, photography and music, in 2006 he began developing artistic and design projects drawing on his sensitivity for graphics, colour and the contemporary.

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