Pietro Francesco Batterista Futurista
from Argentina with ardour
Born in Temperley, in the province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1979, the years of military dictatorship. He grows up in Alejandro Korn, a small urban center of the degraded periphery of the capital, and graduates as a graphic designer at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA).
After completion of his degree he temporarily works as an assistant to professor Guillermo González Ruiz at his desk of graphic design, without a doubt Argentina’s most important graphic designer and educator. Since 2002, he lives in Treviso, Italy, and works at the studio di comunicazione Design-Associati, where he is responsible for the development of a variety of editorial and corporate projects. Alongside being a graphic designer he independently dedicates his time to illustration and has collaborated and published numerous magazines and graphic books.
The futurist mastiff
Fortunato is a half-breed adopted at the doghouse. His name not only comes from the trentino artist, but also because he found a home the day after arriving at the doghouse.
Appearing calm and reflective at first impression, he becomes unstoppably energetic as soon as he enters the car. Playful (even now at 13 years of age) and restless is one of the protagonists of the book and loyal companion of the author.