Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design
l’Unità (Unity) was founded by Antonio Gramsci on Feb. 12, 1924 as the newspaper of workers and peasants, the official newspaper of Italian Communist Party. On Nov. 8, 1925 publications were blocked by the Prefect of the city together with Italian Socialist Party‘s Avanti!. After the failed attempt on Benito Mussolini (Oct. 31, 1926), its publication was completely suppressed. A clandestine edition was resumed on the first day of 1927, with irregular circulation in Milan, Turin, Rome, and in France. Publication was officially resumed after the Allied conquest of Rome on June 6, 1944 the new editor-in-chief being Celeste Negarville.
In recent years, L’Unità has been accused by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of being a politically biased newspaper, allegedly making a “criminal” use of news against him.