Apr 3 2014

Spring is in the air

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Mar 20 2014

BBF 2014+ Mostra degli illustratori

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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 :)

Potete leggere i suoi post a partire da qui (sono 4 post in tutto) 1 e poi vi consiglio la lettura del capitolo finale, quello dove si riflette sui nuovi stili nell’illustrazione  2.

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 :)


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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!)

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Feb 26 2014

Auzou:Cherche et trouve les différences! OUT NOW :)

9782733825051fs“Cherche et trouve les différences!” is out now!It’s a fun book of  25 pages of games where you can mark the differences with a water based marker.  I made this book few months ago (summer 2013) and is finally out! :D You can find it here! CLICK!


Feb 20 2014

Society of Illustrator 56° show, NY.

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In Zeixs they were planning a book called “52  illustrated cooking recipe”. The product will be done (soon!) in the shape of 52 laminated cards all contained inside a wooden box frame. I was asked to suggest some recipe from my own region and they gave me total freedom for the artwork style.
The idea for the naked lady came up easily, “gnudi” vulgarly means “naked” because it’s a main tuscan dish made with only the filling of Ravioli, so basically it’s ravioli but without their dress! Since they’re traditionally shaped in the form of a small ball, I think about them as a necklace who covers the private part of the naked lady. Then, I submitted the illustration for the 56° show of SOI and I happily discovered  I was into the show! We both flew to new york  for the opening (and especially because Simone won a silver medal in the show) even if it was freezing over there (-15°, gosh!). The show was amazing, hope this pic  can give you a hint of how much we were happy (and how much we partied) that night :)
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“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.


Feb 4 2014

…personal update!

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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.

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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

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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!


Jan 24 2014

Instagram

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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!

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Jan 21 2014

Selected at the BBF!

logo_home_2014I can’t say how much happy I am to be selected for the exhibition at the Bologna Bookfair!  While I’m dealing with all of these emotions (and other big surprises that happened to me these last months) I’ll give you a peek at the tremendous selection the jury did a couple of weeks ago in Bologna. You can read the first part of this journey and see some scary pictures of all the illustrations organized in a line on the blog of one of the jury members, Anna Castagnoli. Click here!

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In the meanwhile, I’ll go out to celebrate with my husband :) See you all in Bologna!


Dec 24 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New 2014!

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Dec 10 2013

Poster for the Bike Film Festival- Milan

falorsi_ilaria_miscaCICLI ILLUSTRI è la mostra (curata da Angelo Ferrillo)  all’interno dell’edizione milanese del Bicycle Film Festival che si terrà dal 13 al 15 dicembre presso lo Spazio VENTURA 15 di Via Ventura 15 in lambiate (MI). Bicicletta, mobilità e sostenibilità erano le parole chiave attorno alle quali sono stati creati dei posteer ad hoc per il BFF, pezzi unici che saranno messi in vendita durante i giorni del festival. Per chi fosse a Milano (io ci sarò!) il vernissage sarà il 13 dicembre 2013 alle ore 22:00 presso lo Spazio Ventura 15, ma la mostra sarà già visibile dalla mattina :)

Oltre a me e al mio poster (che potete vedere sopra) tanti altri colleghi illustratori bravissimi, ecco la lista:

Ale Giorgini (http://alegiorgini.com/)
Alessandro Pautasso (http://nosurprises.it/)
Alessio Schiavon (http://www.alessioschiavonart.com/)
Andrea Cammarata (http://www.behance.net/cammarataandrea)
Chiara Dattola (http://www.chiaradattola.com/)
Davide Saraceno (http://www.behance.net/davidesaraceno)
Francesco Poroli (http://www.francescoporoli.it/)
Gianluca Folì (http://www.gianlucafoli.com/)
Giulia Sagramola (http://www.giuliasagramola.it/newsite/pages/index.php)
Gloria Pizzilli (http://www.gloriapizzilli.com/)
Ilaria Falorsi (http://www.ilariafalorsi.com/)
Marco Goran Romano (http://www.goranfactory.com/)
Maurizio e Elisa Bomboland (http://www.bomboland.com/)
Mauro Gatti (http://www.maurogatti.com/)
Panfila Iannarone (http://www.ithinkpworld.com/)
Riccardo Guasco (http://www.riccardoguasco.com/)
Ruben Cantuni (http://tokyocandies.com/)
Sarah Mazzetti (http://cargocollective.com/sarahmazzetti)
Simone Massoni (http://www.sketchthisout.com/)
Rocco Malatesta (http://roccomalatesta.com/)
Simone Marinelli (http://cargocollective.com/uman)
Luca Zamoc (http://www.lucazamoc.com/)
Giorgio Fratini (www.giofratini.com)
Stefano Colferai (http://www.behance.net/stefanocolferai)
Claudia e Matteo - We Are Müesli (http://cargocollective.com/wearemuesli)


Aug 14 2013

BLOG on holiday

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