Italian cartoonist and designer, Enzo Apicella, Died at 96


Vincenzo “Enzo” Apicella was born on June 26, 1922, in Naples, Italy and died October 2018.

He was a London-based artist, cartoonist, designer, and restaurateur.

Having served in the Italian Air Force amid World War II, he proceeded to learn at film school in Rome.

Before long, he turned into an independent fashioner working in representation and print news coverage before helping to establish, a musical drama magazine, in Venice in 1953.

At the point when the magazine stopped production, he came to England in 1954 and started planning publications and sets for TV, and additionally delivering animation films.

A self-trained sketch artist, his kid’s shows have been distributed in The Observer, The Guardian, Punch, The Economist, Private Eye, and Harpers and Queen, “Liberazione”.

In 1974 Apicella worked with craftsmen John and Rosalind on the LP collection A Night at Factotum. He created the sleeve structure and personifications.

He isn’t just an eatery fashioner and the previous restaurateur, however, is acclaimed as one of the heroes of the Sixties – a baffling free thinker, portrayed by Vogue’s Bevis Hillier as “One of the makers of the Swinging Sixties” who significantly affected the substance of London’s eatery scene.

Apicella was known for going that substantially more remote than any of his counterparts, Apicella comprehended that the pop uprising requested more eating out than in.

Apicella filled in as an inside planner for more than 150 eateries, including 70 for Peter Boizot’s Pizza Express.

Apicella was co-proprietor of Club dell’Arethusa, Meridiana, Factotum, Apicella ’81 and Condotti.

Apicella has teamed up and worked with some outstanding London restaurateurs including Peter Langan, Peter Boizot, Michael Chow, Alvaro Maccioni, Sir Terence Conran, and Mario Cassandro.

He is an individual from the Chartered Society of Designers and is recorded in the Dictionary of British visual artists and caricaturists.

Enzo Apicella passed away at 96 years old.


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