Erotik

Cordula Alessandri

Hidden temptation. When Otto Brusatti and Bernhard Denscher curated the exhibition of erotica at the Hermesvilla in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten, they wanted a woman to design the exhibition catalogue. Erotica can be a real tightrope walk. Cordula opted for subtlety, and in doing so set new standards in editorial design. The feel of the material used emphasised an androgynous body, and the zip fastening its forbidden nature. Alessandri was rewarded with an erotic icon: our first CCA Venus award.

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    Cordula Alessandri, Austria (2003)

    One of Austria’s most talented and awarded designers and educators, Cordula Alessandri is well known for her distinctive work. Cordula attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where s...

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    Hidden temptation. When Otto Brusatti and Bernhard Denscher curated the exhibition of erotica at the Hermesvilla in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten, they wanted a woman to design the exhibition catalogue. Erotica can be a real tightrope walk. Cordula opted for subtlety, and in doing so set new standards in editorial design. The feel of the material used emphasised an androgynous body, and the zip fastening its forbidden nature. Alessandri was rewarded with an erotic icon: our first CCA Venus award.

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    • Book
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    Cordula Alessandri, Austria (2003)

      One of Austria’s most talented and awarded designers and educators, Cordula Alessandri is well known for her distinctive work.

      Cordula attended the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she majored in graphic design, with Professor Herbert Schwarz, winning the award for top student. After university she went on to complete a further three years of study with typography mentor Professor Joey Badian. Cordula was the first woman in Austria to be appointed an Art Director at DDB Needham Worldwide, Vienna, at the age of 24.

      In 1987, Cordula founded her own studio, which has since enjoyed enduring success and won numerous awards, including the Austria National Award for Book Design, the European Design Award, ADC (Austria, New York, Europe), TDC Tokyo awards, Red Dot Awards and many more.

      Cordula has taught Communication Design at the University of Arts in Saarbrücken, Germany, and is regularly invited to serve on design competition juries and give lectures and presentations.