Comics and Design

Angela et Luciana Giussani, Sergio Zaniboni et Saverio Micheloni, Diabolik (detail), 1974. © Astorina srl.

The Museum is taking a fresh look at its collection by exploring the world of comics and their relationship to design. Iconic furniture features prominently in comics, while at the same time countless designers have taken inspiration from comics to create pieces informed by stories of superhuman strength, lightning speed and sharp irony. The exhibition deals with both of these tendencies in the museum’s first-ever study of the comics medium. Through the illustrated world of the comic strip, comic book and graphic novel, objects from the museum’s collection jump off the page and come to life.