This series of book cover illustrations made for Codice Edizioni and this piece commissioned by Mare Termale Bolognese have been accepted into the Society Of Illustrators 62 exhibit and book. Huge thanks to the judges!
I illustrated an interesting essay by Slavoj Žižek about the film Joker, for Italian magazine Internazionale.
The philosopher explains why an immersion into the dark world of Joker can cure us of politically correct illusions and simplifications, among other things.
Žižek also describes Joker's behavior from a psychoanalytic point of view, and tells why Joker couldn't be a symbol of political protest in the real world, as the character's violence has not a political intent and he's just an explosion of negativity for his own sake.
Book cover of Hannah Versus The Tree by Leland de la Durantaye, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Hannah versus l'albero (2019). The main character is Hannah Syrls, a young woman who takes revenge on her rich and ruthless family. The wolf dog in the illustration refers to Hannah's animal instinct, and the tree is the symbol of her family. Thanks to art director Enrico Casadei and Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative!
Cover illustration for the BBC World Histories, about today's obsession for the Second World War and its long-lasting legacy in our everyday life. Experts discuss why we can't escape its grip.
Thanks to AD Susanne Frank and editor Matt Elton, as always.
This week on Science magazine, a story about Brexit and how it has already taken a toll on researchers in the UK.
Thanks AD Marcy Atarod!
Cover illustration for Science about the complex relationship between genotype and phenotype (the observable physical properties of a person). Genes are not our destiny, and subtle differences between us are more complicated than we originally thought: complex traits are affected by many of our own genes, our parent’s genes, our microbiome, and our environment.
Thanks to AD Chrystal Smith, a s always!
Illustration for Monmouth University Magazine about the health risks of vaping. Teen vaping is on the rise, and lot of parents buy e-cigarettes for their kids. What they don’t understand is that vaping is not harmless.
Thanks to AD Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants, as always!
This week on Internazionale, three illustrations for an article by John Lanchester about the Universal Basic Income, a radical idea that "has the potential to be the frame-changing, game-changing solution to a whole set of economic and political problems", according to the author.
Thanks to AD Alberto Notarbartolo, as always!
Book cover of The Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Il libro dei numeri (2019). Insider tech exposé, leaked memoir-in-progress, international thriller, family drama, sex comedy, and biblical allegory, The Book of Numbers has been has been defined as “A digital-age Ulysses" by The New York Times Book Review. Cover design by Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative. Thanks to AD Enrico Casadei!
This week on Die Zeit: how much is the salvation of the world? Climate protection and prosperity are compatible. That's what leading researchers around the world say. The price is surprisingly low - you just have to want it.
Thanks to AD Lara Huck!
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.