Biennale Teatro 2022:
ROT – Exhibition catalogue


La Biennale di Venezia


Biennale Theatre 2022


Number of pages: 396 pages printed 4/4 on 100 gsm Munken Lynx Rough
Product dimensions: 170 × 240mm
Cover: Printed 4/4 with protective varnish on 350 gsm Fedrigoni Arena White Smooth. Debossing achieved with a male-female die
Inserts: 14 leaves 150×240 mm, printed UV 4/4 on 200 gsm gloss paper as follows: 
13 leaves with silver lamination on the front side and overprinted in four UV colors with matte UV varnish. On the back side: printed in four colors with UV matte varnish, 1 leaf printed 4/4 with matte varnish on the back side 
Binding: smyth-sewn paperback, 13 die-cut index notches cut at 90 degrees to the plane of the page, 14 leaves tipped in between signatures, the opening and the closing pages have no tabs
Design: Headline (

Venezia 2022: After the Biennale Arte comes the 50th Biennale Teatro. The international festival boasts a cast of the most important protagonists of the contemporary scene. 

The theme this year is RED (ROT):  the red of passion, the color that denotes emergency, the red of the blood that flows through arteries and veins, such as those in the anatomical machines of Giuseppe Salerno, found in Naples in the Cappella Sansevero, and shown in the pages of the catalogue. 

The red of theatre curtains that open and of the red velvet chairs that are finally occupied once again by spectators.  The red of the cover of the catalogue, an object to keep and to consult once the applause has died down and the theatre is once again empty.

Designed with die-cut thumb notches to help in immediate consultation, the book alternates pages of introductions to each section on shiny, reflective paper with detailed schematic presentations.  The varied graphic design allows for exhaustive elaborations, synthetic summaries, and images of high emotional impact.

Graphicom, after producing the sumptuous catalogue that accompanies Biennale Arte 2022, then printed ROT.  Now we are about to start on the next project:  the catalogue dedicated to Biennale Danza 2022.