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 […]

THE MONSTER PROJECT, 2017 -#illusthursday

The Monster Project is a beautiful, pedagogic project that aims to help children recognise the power of their own imaginations and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential. And everything is done through illustration! Magic, right? How it works? I couldn’t wait to tell you. Artists knows that the children’s imagination is almost infinite (you […]

HOW TO EAT SPAGHETTI LIKE A LADY, OLIMPIA ZAGNOLI, 2017

1942: in Time Life magazine Alfred Eisenstaedt publishes a series of photographs thought as a tutorial for women, teaching how to elegantly consume spaghetti “like a lady”. The series is made up of 8 portraits that feature a charming model who’s elegantly consuming a plate of pasta. Olimpia Zagnoli, young and talented Italian illustrator, reinterprets this concept […]