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 […]

PERSEPOLIS, MARJANE SATRAPI, 2000 – #illusthursday

Imagine being only a child when a revolution breaks out, destroys your country and subverts the life you’re used to. That’s what Marjane Satrapi narrates in her graphic autobiography, that takes place in Iran during the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The little girl lives in Tehran with her parents (middle-class, left-wing intellectuals, politically active) and grandmother. […]

L’OISEAU BLANC, CHARLES DUTERTRE & ALEX COUSSEAU, 2017 – #illusthursday

Where dream and business meet. Today is the last day of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (Italy): a fiery for illustrators and publishers (and in general, an incredible variety of professionals linked to this environment: graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, printers, distributors…) to discover the world of illustration for children. You wouldn’t believe […]