The authors and editors of the Italian Logo Museum are Raffaele Fontanella, Maurizio Di Somma, Cesar and Francesco Marcello Ruta.
Class 1966 / In 1985, along with Maurizio Di Somma,he founds the studio “R&M Associatigrafici” (R&M graphic associates). Professional BEDA and AIAP associate since 1989; he has been appointed with the duty of arbitrator and regional counsellor of Campania. In 1990 he obtained his degree in “International commerce and currency markets” by the “IstitutoUniversitarioNavale di Napoli” with his master thesis entitled “Graphics in communications and marketing strategies”. In 1991 he is invited to join the editing of the calendar “Visual Desk” created by Nava Design in Milan. From 1997 to 2002 he hosts courses for graphic designing under AIAP Campania and the “IstitutoSuperiore di Design di Napoli”. He conducted a graphical-historical research about the evolution, the modification and the restyling of the main Italian logos in the book “Come cambiano I marchi” (IkonEditrice, 2003, Milano) and the related exhibit in major Italian cities.
Maurizio Di Somma
Class 1966 / In 1985, along with Raffaele Fontanella, he founds the studio “R&M Associatigrafici” (R&M graphic associates). Professional BEDA and AIAP associate since 1989. After attending Architecture in the architecture faculty in Naples, he entered the course of graphic and design in the “IstitutoSuperiore di Design di Napoli”; he attended the educational workshop hosted by Franco Canale from 1988 to 1991.In 1991 he is invited to join the editing of the calendar “Visual Desk” created by Nava Design in Milan. He specialized in logo designing and its applications, creating “visual identity” manuals for companies and entities. In 2000 he wins the contest for the logo of “Polo UniversitarioGrossetano” (University of Grosseto). In 2002 he receives a special mention for his proposal for the poster “ContattiPositivi”(Positive contacts) in a contest in Biella. In 2003 he wins the contest for the logo of the “FederazioneItalianaDama”(Italian draughts federation”. His graphic production appears on both national and international publications. He is co-author of the book “Come cambiano I marchi” (2003, IkonEditrice, Milano).
Class 1974 / After graduating in “Applied Arts” and after attending the faculty for preserving of cultural goods of the “IstitutoSuorOrsolaBenincasa di Napoli”, in 1995 he collaborates with the studio “R&MAG graphic design”, first as an illustrator, then as a designer. Professional BEDA and AIAP associate since 2001. In the studio, he is in charge of corporate and public utility graphic, particularly caring about coordinated imaging and web design. In 1999 he receives a special mention at the contest for “Manifesto Dissenso” in Matera and at the international contest for the poster “Rapprochements”. He is co-author of the book “Come cambiano I marchi” (2003, IkonEditrice, Milano).
Class 1989 / In 2009 he obtains the degrees in graphic and web design at the ILAS of Naples and starts his working career as a graphic designer, flash developer and web designer for the ITS Information Technology Services of Torre Annunziata (Naples), collaborating with customers both on a regional and a national level. He won the contest for the creation of the logo TVB Campania. He then works in Salerno at the GDO service as graphic designer and flash animator, managing the advertisement for the supermarket Carrefour. In 2011 he obtained the ACA certification (Adobe Certified Associate) for Photoshop and Flash. Since 2012, he has been web designer at R&MAG Partners of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples).
We thank you for your cooperation:
Giovanni Porzio (web advice and graphics support);
Rosanna Casadei (logo project "Museo del Marchio Italiano" and graphics support);
Salvatore Di Somma (english translations).