Few months ago, I was asked to illustrate and design this book: now that it’s finally out, I can’t be happier because it really turned out great! It was lot of fun, and luckily I was able to maintain the color palette very simple with few different shades of grey and brown and with just blue and red to personify the bad dragon and the good guys.
It’s been a wonderful adventure, packed with fun, laughs, lots of great people, amazing illustrators and definitely too many beers! These are some of the pics from my instagram + others from the real photographers of the event! Thanks guys, it has been super fun!
illustration by Riccardo Guasco
I’ll be at the Inchiostro Festival in Alessandria in a couple of days, if you’re near by, stop by and say Hi! I’ll be there for two whole days, drawing in the beautiful colonnade of Santa Maria di Castello (Alessandria) with lots of other talented illustrators I’ll share some pics, as soon as I’ll be back!
Can you recognize my poster? I’m the first one on the left!
Remember my serie about yoga? After the show at the Bologna Book Fair ended, the originals are currently traveling to Japan, for multiple shows there. It seems that with big surprise, some reproductions were showed at the italian stand of Book Expo America (New York, Javiz Center, 29-31 maggio) YAY!!! They just told me today, so I didn’t get the chance to send a little spy over there to snap some pics, but luckily the organization send me this one above, so it’s a win-win!
I was happy also to receive this other news from the Usa, that the illustration (the Gnudi) that I submitted to the American Illustration 33 competitions has been chosen to appear online as part of The AI-AP ARCHIVE. My image of Gnudi will appear permanently there, along others from illustrator all over the world. Take a look and find me on The Archive!
Spring is all around us and all I want to do is falling in a long loooooong sleep. I’ll get the time to rest soon (I really hope so!) as soon as the time to write a report from the Bologna Bookfair and the Illustrator’s show. I really had a great time, definitely my favorite fair since I’ve started this journey. I’m preparing a photo post for next week, get ready!
Come da rito, tra pochi giorni si aprirà a Bologna la fiera del libro per ragazzi, e come ogni anno sarò lì a fare i miei giretti per case editrici, mostre e a prendere caffè a ruota libera con gli altri illustratori
Avevo già annunciato la Biiiig news di quest’anno qui, ma per chi se la fosse persa, quest’anno sarò presente con la mia serie “Yoga” all’interno della mostra illustratori.
Una lista di tutti i selezionati è presente qui.
Mentre in questi giorni non dovrei fare altro che pensare ad aggiornare il portfolio e il sito e a preparare la quantità di cose che di solito si fanno prima di catapultarsi in un lavatrice continua di 4 giorni, la consegna di un libro mi ha tenuta fin troppo legata alla scrivania, e il tempo per scrivere di eventi, mostre, ecc. se ne è già volato via. Pentita, mi siedo con le ginocchia sui ceci, ma vi segnalo per farmi perdonare, una serie di articoli scritti da una delle giurate della #BolognaBookFair 2014 di quest’anno, Anna Castagnoli. Anna ha gentilmente aperto una finestra sulla sua esperienza da giurata per la mostra, con tutto l’entusiasmo, le perplessità, il tempo che corre e gli attacchi di fame che ne sono conseguiti
Buona lettura a tutti, io vado in Balasana (posizione del bambino, che mi pare quanto meno azzeccata) e a presto con le foto della mostra di Bologna
Qui sopra i quattro giurati al lavoro, che discutono sulla selezione delle opere per la mostra. Quella macchietta rossa a destra… sono io ( Grazie mille Anna per la foto!)
“The premier showcase for illustrators and animators, the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition features over 400 pieces of the most outstanding works created throughout each year. Open to artists worldwide, thousands of entries are considered by a jury of professionals, which include renowned illustrators, art directors and designers. The original works are exhibited at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in three separate shows. The Sequential and Uncommissioned Exhibit features the year’s best multi-image projects and self-generated images made for self-promotion. The Editorial and Book Exhbit consists of art commissioned by newspapers, magazines and books. Finally, the Advertising and Institutional Exhibit features artwork created for advertisements and promotions. An Opening Award Galas for each part of the Annual Exhibition, Medals and Certificates are presented to the illustrators and art directors whose works are judged best in each category.”
You can find more about here, on the website of The Society.
I need to catch up on some thing that I’ve abandoned lately, like this blog The first reason was obviously the time: writing a blog is so time-consuming and some time not rewarding, or sometimes you simply don’t have nothing to write about it. Those who have my friendship on facebook knows me well for this kind of behavior, I’m not a fan of social networks and I didn’t write or post something often - I’m quite the observer, you know? But not in the creepy-stalking way, don’t get me wrong. Anyway, at one point, even the graphic style of this blog started to bothers me, and I stopped to post update or sketches or news. Like this one: I’m married. Yeeees, I’m a Mrs now. How old sound that? This was the card me and Simone designed for our wedding, I wish I could say we planned and we discussed about this idea of the king/queen of hearts a lot, but the truth it was that we decided to marry 3 months earlier, and we pratically race on everything. I choosed my dress a week after the proposal, Simone picked his suit a week before the wedding. This card was a collaboration between me and Simo: I made my portrait ( I’m holding some croissant, a rolling pin and some pencils) and Simo made his (classic dude stuff: pizza, rock n’roll and his brush pens ) Besides all the joy of being a newlywed, I’ve made my 2014 resolutions and decided it is this time for this blog to change his style, it has been like this since I started with this adventurous life as an illustrator (2009) but in the meanwhile I’ll start again to post something when there are news, even if the graphic of this blog make me puke.
Another news that is strictly connected with these photos (all by Giuli&Giordi ) is the fact that we did the restyle of the website for our lovely photographers - Giulia e Giordano -you can see their post about the restyle here (we made that in august, geesh!) Simone designed the new logo, and I did the patterns in the background and this cute little fox for their other website, about lifestyle photography - FoxEatingSkyr
That’s it for now, I’ll write soon with other old-news
all the photo are copyright of Giuli&Giordi
the polaroid was made by Typophrenic thanks girl!
Heey I’m on Instagram (since april 2013) you didn’t notice? I post mostly sketches and stuff that you’ll nevernevernever see on the blog. I will probably post some other stuff too sometimes, but I’m still in the fase I don’t like to share too much of myself online, so don’t worry for duck faces Follow me here!