The sixth RUFA annual report presents the two-year period 2020-2021 as a single temporal unit, the time of COVID-19, the narrative of a year made up of 24 months and 320 pages, the most voluminous academic report to date. The graphic, photographic and illustrative choices respond to the horror vacui generated by the pandemic and recall the artifices, physical or digital filters, that society has chosen to adopt as tools to stem the contagion. The variety and saturation of the chromatic tones serves as a sort of artistic compensation: having lost the warmth (human, relational, vital), we return it and compensate it in the form of color.
The choice of typeface GT Maru, which incorporates many emoji within the stylistic set, the type composition and layout refer directly to the modes and practices of digital devices, to which we have been and still are overexposed every day.
The photographic project on the first pages presents portraits of people with leading roles within the Academy who interact symbolically and playfully with a physical Plexigas filter often used in academic premises.
The illustration project introducing each course of study, on the other hand, pays tribute to the great international personalities who passed away over these two years, leaving a great legacy through their work to the students and creatives of today.
The photo project presenting the RUFA staff also evokes attitudes and moments of life that we all experienced during the pandemic period, ironically mocking the collaboration of the academic team.
CREDITS Editorial project Guido Lombardo, Nicolas Martino, Cristiana Pagnottelli / Content supervisor Fabio Mongelli / Design Intorno Design, Guido Lombardo (creative direction), Roberta De Cristofaro (art direction and layout), Fabrizio Crollari (erasmus map, staff pages) / Producer Cristiana Pagnottelli / Illustrations “Homage to” Francesco Fidani / Portrait Photo Stefano Compagnucci, Maria Vittoria Pecchioli / Postproduction Christian Rizzo / Text Editor Nicolas Martino / Contents translator Claudia Vitali / Visual Content Editors Lisa Romanato, Luca Santarelli, Francesco Paolo Incantalupo, Martina Marabitti / Contributors Daniele Bonomo, Emanuele Cappelli, Maria Chiara Castelli, Pietro Ciccotti, Emiliano Coletta, Michele Fontana Sabatini, Luciano Hassan, Gianluca Losi, Nicolas Martino, Alessandro Mongelli, Alfio Mongelli, Fabio Mongelli, Michele Palazzi, Melany Parasole, Carlo Privitera, Mario Rullo, Caterina Tomeo, Andres Rafael Zabala / Photo contributors Claudia Rolando, Marta Ferro, Micheal Trutta, Stefano Scala, Tommaso Schirru / Thanks to All RUFA offices / Typeface GT Maru (Thierry Blancpain, 2021, Grilli Type foundry) / Printed on Favini papers (Burano giallo zolfo 250 g/m2, Burano giallo zolfo 140 g/m2, Dolce Vita White 145 g/m2, Burano pink 140 g/m2) / Printing Tiburtini srl / Shooting book Eleonora Cerri Pecorella / The RUFA Annual Report 2020&2021 was realised thanks to the valuable contribution of Favini papers division and Tiburtini Srl, who respectively provided the paper and printed the publication.