Franco Balan, Italy

AGI member since 1997

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Balan has worked on visual communi cation since the mid-1950s, uniting artistic experience with visual expression. He produces posters, ‘combined images’ and pictorial and graphic research projects as well as working on the development and debate of innovative graphic art. Memberships: ADI, (hon.) AIAP, Academy of St Anselm. He presented the Visual Communication exhibitions at La Salla, Aosta, 1984–94. He has always been involved in education, from primary schools up to (international) academic level. Balan has had numerous exhibitions, in Cogne, Parma, Rome, at the Milan Triennale, Barcelona, and Lecco. He has received many international awards, and specialist magazines from many countries have featured his works. He creates concrete-framed windows and blocks in churches, sports complexes, etc. In 1997 he set up a studio for traditional graphics and multimedia innovations, together with his son Joel.

Balan has worked on visual communication since the mid-1950s, uniting artistic experience with visual expression. He produces posters, ‘combined images’, pictorial and graphic research projects as well as working on the development and debate of innovative graphic art. Memberships: ADI, (hon.) AIAP, Academy of St Anselm. Works include: posters for Italian and foreign cultural and sports events; logos and coordinated images for Gran Paradiso National Park, Espace Mt Blanc; signage for the Aosta Law Courts; work for IBM Italian Conference, Seville and the Nuova Sias steelworks, Cogne; silkscreen works for Aosta Valley.

He presented the Visual Communication exhibitions at La Salla, Aosta (1984–94). He has always been involved in education, from primary schools up to (international) academic level. Balan has had numerous exhibitions, in Cogne, Parma, Rome, at the Milan Triennale, Barcelona and Lecco. He has received many international awards, and specialist magazines from many countries have featured his work. He creates concrete-framed windows and blocks in churches, sports complexes, etc. In 1997 he set up a studio for traditional graphics and multimedia innovations, together with his son Joel.

Biography text taken from AGI by Ben and Elly Bos

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    Franco Balan, Italy (1997)

    Balan has worked on visual communication since the mid-1950s, uniting artistic experience with visual expression. He produces posters, ‘combined images’, pictorial and graphic research projects as well as working on ...

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    Franco Balan, Italy (1997)

      Balan has worked on visual communi cation since the mid-1950s, uniting artistic experience with visual expression. He produces posters, ‘combined images’ and pictorial and graphic research projects as well as working on the development and debate of innovative graphic art. Memberships: ADI, (hon.) AIAP, Academy of St Anselm. He presented the Visual Communication exhibitions at La Salla, Aosta, 1984–94. He has always been involved in education, from primary schools up to (international) academic level. Balan has had numerous exhibitions, in Cogne, Parma, Rome, at the Milan Triennale, Barcelona, and Lecco. He has received many international awards, and specialist magazines from many countries have featured his works. He creates concrete-framed windows and blocks in churches, sports complexes, etc. In 1997 he set up a studio for traditional graphics and multimedia innovations, together with his son Joel.

      Balan has worked on visual communication since the mid-1950s, uniting artistic experience with visual expression. He produces posters, ‘combined images’, pictorial and graphic research projects as well as working on the development and debate of innovative graphic art. Memberships: ADI, (hon.) AIAP, Academy of St Anselm. Works include: posters for Italian and foreign cultural and sports events; logos and coordinated images for Gran Paradiso National Park, Espace Mt Blanc; signage for the Aosta Law Courts; work for IBM Italian Conference, Seville and the Nuova Sias steelworks, Cogne; silkscreen works for Aosta Valley.

      He presented the Visual Communication exhibitions at La Salla, Aosta (1984–94). He has always been involved in education, from primary schools up to (international) academic level. Balan has had numerous exhibitions, in Cogne, Parma, Rome, at the Milan Triennale, Barcelona and Lecco. He has received many international awards, and specialist magazines from many countries have featured his work. He creates concrete-framed windows and blocks in churches, sports complexes, etc. In 1997 he set up a studio for traditional graphics and multimedia innovations, together with his son Joel.

      Biography text taken from AGI by Ben and Elly Bos