Poster by Leonardo Sonnoli
and Pierpaolo Vetta 1955 - 2003
After I had forwarded to Leonardo Sonnoli the message from Hangzhou, China, on October 21, that his poster "Tradurre tradire condurre condire" has received a special jury prize at the first China International Poster Biennale 2003, he replied with the following sad news about his friend and colleague Pierpaolo Vetta:
Thank you very much for the news I didn't know. I'm very honoured.
Unfortunately this good news arrives in a bad moment.
I'm still shocked announcing that Pierpaolo Vetta passed away on Thursday, the 16th of October.
Pierpaolo was 48 years old. He was not only a brillliant designer but also a scholarly and extremly intelligent and generous person. I'll be always in debt with him for what I'm able to do.
Pierpaolo was the co-author of the poster prized in China and of the majority of posters I designed in the recent years.
Because he has been one of the best italian poster designer I'd like you mentioned this obituary on your important web site.
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