Gianni Sassi: Despite many publications, Sassi promoted and thought up various events. Among the most important is ‘MilanoSuono’, inventory of the musical journey in the metropolis of the 1980s.
Gianni Sassi: cardboard gun attached to the Area’s record Arbeit macht Frei (1973). It was a provocative gesture, which also showed certain sympathy for the extra-parlamentary protest movement.
Gianni Sassi was also active in the field of poetry and organized the annual festival 'Milano Poesia', which had international success.
Gianni Sassi: ‘La Gola’ (1982-1988) was another magazine by Gianni Sassi. This one, however, was devoted to food and the material culture. Poets, writers and artists collaborated to support the alimentation and the thought of Slow Food.
Gianni Sassi – together with Umberto Eco and Nanni Balestrini – gave live to 'Alfabeta’ (1979), a monthly of cultural information. The aim was to stimulate a critical reflection in the field of the culture of the left.
Gianni Sassi: Cover designed for the album 'tilt. Immagini per un orecchio' by arti+mestieri from 1973. Due to the cover the record is also known as 'the funnel album'.
Gianni Sassi was born in Varese in 1940 and passed away in 1995 with 55 years. He was one of the most outstanding and brilliant persons of the recent history of Italian graphics. Nevertheless, he is little known among younger generations.
Gianni Sassi founded the record label 'Cramps records', devoted to new tendencies, in 1972. He was manly responsible for the artistic aspect. Gianni Sassi used the pseudonym 'Frankenstein' for different kinds of works. That's why he is used in the logo for 'Cramps records'.