Annual report 2018

Are 20 years old (and not feeling them)

The 2018 edition of RUFA Annual report is dedicated to the memory of the first twenty years that have passed since the foundation stone was laid to build the creative melting pot that today is the Academy. The intent is to celebrate the continuous renewal of the original impulse, narrating the main projects and events of the past year.

The design was conceived on this concept: a white envelope, precious and still to be written, contains two volumes full of content. The first, in pocket format, includes in a single collective voice twenty testimonies of some of the protagonists of the years from 1998 to 2018. The second is developed horizontally and evokes the old family albums, both in format and in visual content, starting with a first artist’s signature dedicated to the twenty years, printed in two colors. The photographs also refer to the traditional albums through the shots of the “professional families RUFA”, from the Schools of the different departments to the staff of the Academy.

The book is printed in five colours (four-colour + silver pantone) and uses six types of paper. The use of typography and the layout of the book is a mixture of elegance and experimentation. Taking risks to generate innovation is one of the characteristics of the Academy. The same can be said of the Annual Report.


Silver Award European Design Award in the “Annual Report” category, may 2020

Photos: Eleonora Cerri Pecorella


Photos: Eleonora Cerri Pecorella


Photos: Stefano Compagnucci – Postproduction: Christian Rizzo



Editorial project: Guido Lombardo, Nicolas Martino, Cristiana Pagnottelli, Ernesto Pastore, Tommaso Salvatori, Gianluca Vicini.
Content supervisor: Fabio Mongelli.
Creative direction & Design: Intorno Design.
Producer: Cristiana Pagnottelli.
Artwork (page 4-15): Maria Pina Bentivenga, Camilla Gurgone.
Cover photo: Alfio Mongelli and Fabio Mongelli on the RUFA door, 2018 (photo Compagnucci).
Portrait Photo: Stefano Compagnucci.
Postproduction: Christian Rizzo.
Text Editors: Nicolas Martino, Ernesto Pastore.
Visual Content Editors: Gianluca Vicini, Andrea Santini.
Contributors: Emanuele Cappelli, Alessandro Carpentieri, Pietro Ciccotti, Emiliano Coletta, Nicolas Martino, Alessandro Mongelli, Alfio Mongelli, Fabio Mongelli, Ernesto Pastore, Ely Rozenberg, Mario Rullo, Caterina Tomeo, Alessandro Vergoz, Andrés Rafael Zabala.
Photo contributors: Eleonora Cerri Pecorella, Claudia Rolando, Denise Senneca, Eliana Casale, Marta Ferro, Veronica Iudici.
Contents translation: CSE 92.
Thanks to: Melany Parasole, Giulia Mencarelli, Laura Campana, Laura Speranza.
Printing: Tipografare Srl –
Binding: La Legatoria –
Folder development: La Cartotecnica 2000 Srl –
Lanyard: Punto Int –
Typefaces: SangBleu Typeface, Swiss Typefaces 2017
Printed on: Favini papers – – Sumo White 2150 gr laminated, with Dolce Vita White 200gr (folder), Dolce Vita White 145 gr (pages), Crush Grape 120 gr (page 1-16), Crush Kiwi 120 gr (insert), Crush Coffee 350 gr (cover)

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