CITY, ANJA SUSANJ, 2016 – #illusthursday

Delicate drawings for a delicate story. Anja Susanj, young illustrator from Croatia that loves to dabble with the peculiar and odd, meets the poetic novel City by Italian author Alessandro Baricco. The result is a series of graphite illustrations that give shape to the whimsical world of Gould, a child genius and lost boy. The illustrations are my […]

THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE, QUENTIN BLAKE & ROALD DAHL, 1979 – #illusthursday

A cheerful world, full of color and motion; a world where you can daydream remembering your childhood. This is what Quentin Blake has done for years bringing visually to life Roald Dahl‘s children books. All us grown-up that read these novels could clearly remember his imaginative depictions of the characters, his unique cartoonish style. Pen-nib and watercolour […]

OTHELLO – SHAKESPEARE SERIES, ALICE WELLINGER – #illusthursday

5 tragedies by Shakespeare, retold by Bruno Blume and lavishly illustrated by 5 artists (Susanne Janssen, Anke Feuchtenberger, Jacky Gleich, Pascale Küng, Alice Wellinger). The focus of the narrative and artistic reinterpretation is the role of women in Shakespeare’s works. Here we can admire the reinterpretation of Othello by Alice Wellinger. A series of  paintings, as delicate in […]

REJECTED CONCEPTS FOR “THE SHINING” POSTER, SAUL BASS, 1978 – #illusthursday

Saul Bass is one of those artists that nobody knows, except everybody knows. Wait, what? Let me explain. If you’re not into graphic arts, movies’ aesthetic or corporate identity it is likely that you’re not familiar with his name, but you’ve seen his artworks. A lot of them, actually. He’s a legend in the world of graphic […]

VISIONARY DICTIONARY, BEPPE GIACOBBO, 2013 – #illusthursday

Beppe Giacobbe is one of the most praised Italian illustrators, featured in numerous magazines as well as exhibitions, and one of the first conceptual illustrators. But what does this mean? Conceptual illustration has the need to communicate something: an idea, a problem, a concept. Usually it has hidden meanings, it loves to play with the viewer’s mind and uses […]