Colors of the World Championship: Aldo Drudi’s creations on exhibit in Milan.
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From May 4 to June 3, 2018, the National Museum of Science and Technology (“Leonardo Da Vinci”) of Milan will host “The colors of the World Championship” an extraordinary exhibition that will tell the working history of Aldo Drudi, designer and graphic designer who, with his artistic and futuristic intuitions, is able to give a color to the speed.
In his career Aldo Drudi has created art and graphics of the most famous teams of the MotoGP and Superbike, along with an America’s Cup image of New Zealand team, the colors of the Air Fighter Tornado of the 311rd RSV Group, HONDA BURASCA 1200 – prototype with high technological content with original design, projects marketed as I-Bike THOK and the exclusive ANVERA55 crossover boat.
Aldo Drudi and Valentino Rossi’s helmets gallery – Ph Tino Martino
Valentino Rossi helmets gallery – Ph. Drudi Performance
Aldo Drudi and Valentino Rossi’s HONDA 2010 hull – Ph Tino Martino
Valentino Rossi YAMAHA FactoryTeam – Ph. Drudi performance
Aldo Drudi working at Valentino Rossi’s suit – Ph Marco Poderi
The main theme of this exhibition will be the collection of original helmets made by Drudi from the ’80s to today: from Graziano to Valentino Rossi, in addition to the new graphics of many riders (MotoGP, Morbidelli, Iannone, Vinales, Crutchlow) as well as Moto2 and Moto3. Also on show will be the historical helmets of Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan, Randy Mamola, Loris Capirossi, Max Biaggi, Manuel Poggiali, Noriyuki Haga, Loris Reggiani and Marco Melandri, plus the Gilera 250, the helmet and the jumpsuit with which Marco Simoncelli won the 2008 World Championship.
The exhibition will represent an exceptional and unique opportunity to closely admire all the racing motorcycles registered in the MotoGP World Championship, exhibited together with the helmets and overalls of their drivers: from the Honda of Marc Marquez Champion 2017 to the Ducati, Yamaha, Suzuki, Aprilia and Ktm official to those of the satellite teams LCR, Pramac, MarcVDS and Tech3.
I thought of this exhibition looking for a different way to tell motorcycling, what we know about the paddock, rather than what, to many, can only seem to be something technical or obsessive, people going around the track to always go harder,” says designer Aldo Drudi.
The passion for speed is, in my opinion, something that comes from afar, that we all have inside. The idea of pushing a bit harder and stronger than what we can do with our body has always fascinated man, from the discovery of the wheel onwards. Something ancestral, that we can all perceive: the fascination of speed.
Pilots, when they wear overalls and helmets, are like men stepping back in time – medieval knights who are preparing to face the battle, recognizable by the liveries of their families. If once the weapons were spears or swords, today they are the bikes with which every Sunday they take to the track to challenge themselves first and then their opponents.
And it is precisely through the graphics and design of these objects that, with this exhibition, we want to express the romantic soul of motorcycling.
National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan
Opening hours and days
Tuesday – Friday: 9.30 – 17.00
Saturday and holidays: 9.30 – 18.30
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.