Dan Hill, the curator of the City of Sound blog, has this marvelous little piece on Bruno Munari's Supplement to the Italian Dictionary, a handy little guide that explains the meaning behind each of the many hand gesture Italians use to communicate with each other.
The above gesture is politely described as I don't care.
Munari's book continues as a contemporary update, brilliantly envisaged as a supplement to the Italian dictionary and described with concise text in Italian, English, French and German, juxtaposed with artfully staged photographs. It's entirely redolent of 1963, even though Munari starts with a few Roman gestures and co-opts many of the Neapolitan set.
Permission to use the above image was kindly granted by Dan Hill.
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