Futurism (1909-1914)


I’ve completed the article I had been writing on Futurism as part of my writings on Graphic Design History.

Firstly, please note that this isn’t in any way a critique of the movement, nor do I express my own thoughts. This article primarily acts as a way to get (mostly) students up to speed on what the art movements were about and how they went on to influence other major art movements - which in turn influenced graphic design.

You can check out the article here: https://mediacaterer.com/futurism-graphic-design/

Also, here are some images I came across as inspiration from the Futurism Movement:

Giacomo Balla, Dynamism of a dog, 1912

Giacomo Balla, Vitesse d’une automobile; Speeding car, 1913

Giacomo Balla, Vitesse d’une automobile + Lumière; Speeding car plus light, 1913

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Carlo Carrà, Guerrapittura (War-Painting), 1915. This was the last futurist work by Balla, published shortly before WW1

Carlo Carrà, Interventionist Demonstration, 1914

Carlo Carra, The Red Horseman, 1912

Fortunato Depero, Depero Futurista also known as the bolted book, 1927

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Fortunato Depero, Marcialottare, 1916, Free-word composition letter addressed to Marinett

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Fortunato Depero, An ode to the 20th century. Magazine cover 1929

Various extracts from the book Depero Futurista, Dinamo-Azari by Fortunaro Depero

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, from poemDUNE, parole in libertã, 1914

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “Irredentismo”, 1914

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Futurist words-in-freedom, 1915

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Zang Tumb Tumb, 1914

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, “CHAIRrrrrrrRR” or Lettre d’une jolie femme a monsieur passeiste as the cover of Marinetti’s experimental typographic works

Gino Severini “Printemps à Montmartre,” 1909

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Gino Severini,Train Blindé (Armored Train in Action), 1915

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I’ve written and completed the first article of my series.

Futurism (1909-1914)

You can check it out here: https://mediacaterer.com/futurism-graphic-design/

This isn’t a critical or opinon piece on the topic BTW. It’s written in a way to get people in the know of what Futurism was and how it relates to graphic design.

I Would love to hear what you guys think about it!


I combined your posts to prevent confusion and to avoid having the same convo going on in two threads :wink:

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