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Filippo Fontana

MA work

MA work


Magnum is a comic book inspired by the contemporary figure of the Nouveau Riche in our society. The project portrays the adventures of three characters who each symbolically represent an extreme aspect of human behaviour and our relationship with money. Through the different stories, full of politically incorrect and dark humour, the comic book prompts the reader to reflect critically about the ethical relations between wealth and our actions. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Visual Communication, 2016

  • Filippo Fontana is an Italian-Polish designer from Belgium, currently living in London while finishing his Master's in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art. He graduated in Communication Design from the ESA Saint Luc Institute in Brussels and obtained a Master's degree in Graphic Design from the European Institute of Design in Milan. He has since then dedicated his career to his freelance work. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Graphic Design, ESA (École Supérieure des Arts) Saint Luc, Brussels, 2013; MA Graphic Design, IED (Istituto Europeo di Design), Milan, 2014
  • Experience

  • Scenographer, Théâtre Saint Antoine, Brussels, December 2007–December 2012 ; Internship, Benfatto Architecte Sprl, Brussels, March 2012–April 2012; Internship, Jlag, Brussels, March 2013–May 2013; Screen printing assistant, Serileo, Milan, January 2014–May 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Le Peuple Veut, Echirolles, France, 2012; 20/20 America Latina, Echirolles, France, 2013 ; Second Skin Contest Exhibition, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2013; Poster For Tomorrow, A Home For Everyone - Paris, France; Langero, Spain; Lodz, Poland; Istanbul, Turkey; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Caracas, Venezuela, 2013; ESA Saint Luc Degree Show, Brussels, Belgium, 2013; Fuorisalone, Milan, Italy, 2014; Millennials / La nuova scena della grafica italiana, DX 2015, International Design Week, Milan, Italy, 2015; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2016
  • Awards

  • Mois du Graphisme Échirolles, Poster Selection, 2012; Mois du Graphisme Échirolles, Poster Selection, 2013; Arjowiggins Creative Papers, Paper Mask Production, Top 20 Selections, 2013; Poster For Tomorrow, Poster Design, Top 100 Selections, 2013