Artist and designer Pippo Lionni’s Facts of Life is an ongoing graphic-based multimedia project wryly exploring life beyond words.
Over the past decade, Lionni has played on the omnipresence of pictograms directing how we move through the world — such as those on bathroom and airplane-safety signs — and what they mean in terms of universal communication. The resulting project includes books, badges, paintings, and art installations, imagining how the world look if there were such a system reflecting the nuanced variety of real-life experiences.
Read more about the Facts of Life project, view Lionni’s full collection of work on his official website, visit his blog to see the imagery in action, buy Facts of Life books and buttons, and download the artist’s Facts of Life font.
Click through below for a gallery of images and videos of Lionni’s work.