Francesco Franchi, Italy (2019)
Francesco Franchi is a journalist and the deputy creative director of “La Repubblica”. He earned his degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan with a thesis on graphic journalism in...Read full biography
Francesco Franchi is a journalist and the deputy creative director of “La Repubblica”. He earned his degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan with a thesis on graphic journalism in daily newspapers, an academic project which turned out to be, over the years, the starting point for a remarkable professional career. He started his career at LeftLoft, during the years in which infographics were becoming more popular in Italy. In 2008 he joined “Il Sole 24 Ore” as the Creative Director of “IL. Intelligent Lifestyle”, a magazine that won many international rewards for its innovative design. As of 2016 he has been a member of the editorial staff of “La Repubblica”, which he redesigned twice in three years. He is a member of AGI and is the author of several books, including “Designing News” and “The Intelligent Lifestyle Magazine”.
Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics
- Francesco Franchi
In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.
The Intelligent Lifestyle Magazine: Smart Editorial Design, Ideas and Journalism
- Francesco Franchi,
- Christian Rocca
The Intelligent Lifestyle Magazine is the first comprehensive monograph about this magazine. From an insider’s perspective, it tells the story of how IL’s consistent visual and journalistic quality developed. Numerous examples are used to explain editorial concepts and branding elements. The book offers inspiration for art directors, designers, media professionals, and anyone who ever wished they could learn more about this groundbreaking Italian publication in English.
Beauty — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennal
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York
Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Small Stories Bigger Picture, Perspectives in Visual Storytelling
MOTI, Museum of the Image, Breda
TDM5 Grafica Italiana
Triennale Design Museum, Milan
Other Professional Activities
2010 – present