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Rocco Piscatello is founder and president of Piscatello Design Centre. He is responsible for leading a team of graphic designers that create globally integrated brand identity systems, environmental graphic, and digital media systems for clients and cities around the world.
Piscatello’s work has ranged from creating identity programs for large institutions such as the American Numismatics Society, to wayfinding and signage for the Life Sciences Technology Building at Cornell University, to serving as a design consultant for the Irish Hunger Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Great
Irish Famine of 1845-1852.
Piscatello was formerly a senior project director at Vignelli Associates where he collaborated with several international clients including, the American Center in Paris, American Academy in Rome, Benetton, Guggenheim Museum, Frank Gehry and Partners, Richard Meier and Partners, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Sea Containers, and Warner Bros. Piscatello also worked on large transportation projects including the restoration of Grand Central Terminal and the Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) in England.
Piscatello has received numerous international design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Denver Art Museum. His work is also privately collected and is part of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts. Piscatello teaches advanced typography and environmental graphics at the Fashion Institute of Technology. A publication celebrating ten years of designing posters for the Visiting Artist Program at FIT is currently under development.
Rocco Piscatello will be speaking at the University of Central Missouri on Thursday March 15, 2012.
The University will also be exhibiting a show of Rocco Piscatello’s posters, entitled, "Singularity," at The Gallery of Art and Design. The exhibition will run from February 16 through March 16.
Hosted by the University of Central Missouri Department of Art and Design in association with the UCM AIGA Student Group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/6438495993/).
Missouri Arts Council - https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/
University of Central Missouri Center for Teaching and Learning - http://www.ucmo.edu/ctl/
Paper donated by Neenah Paper - http://www.neenahpaper.com/