Simple and immediate the logo designed for Palermo Capital of Culture 2018 by the 22 year old Sabrina Ciprì – student at the Academy of Arts – declines in four languages the cultures that laid the foundations in the city of Palermo.
“Four P” in Arabic, Hebrew, Phoenician and Greek, to emphasize the centrality of the city not only as an Italian capital of culture, but also of the Mediterranean. “Four P” as the Four Corners in Vigliena Square, as the four saints protecting them and the four languages on the stele at Zisa Castle.
But it is also the symbol of all that the city is able to offer, like its “Potential”, its “Projects” and let’s say it … its “Problems”.
Yes, because Palermo is also this, let’s not forget it, but through an adequate “Planning” and the “Passion” of all the sectors involved, this year will probably mark the beginning of its rebirth.
A mosaic city, an expression of multiculturalism that has always distinguished it, cradle of the Mediterranean but also bridge of exchange between different civilizations, where culture becomes an instrument of confrontation and dialogue to overcome social barriers.
A great opportunity to show the world the priceless value that has earned it the nomination of Unesco Heritage. “P” as the Protagonist of this new challenge, a moment of growth for the entire city.