Latest illustrations for Internazionale magazine about mindfulness. According to Ronald Purser, this market-friendly movement could be easily co-opted and reduced to merely pacifying feelings of anxiety and disquiet at the individual level, enticing us to accept things as they are, rather than seeking to challenge the social, political and economic inequalities that cause such distress.
Cover and opener illustrations for IMF Finance & Development about the threat of climate change and the long-term perspective on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Thanks to Beyond-Definition agency and the IMF team for the great assignment!
A selection of illustrations and short animated videos made for Brandman University's recruiting campaign.
This is part of a larger advertising project started in 2017, more details here.
Thanks to art director Carla Morano! Animations by JP Marketing.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Cover and interior illustrations for Chemistry and Engineering News about the “invisible work” issue - the extra time spent in service activities such as mentoring students and serving on committees. Many STEM faculty from underrepresented groups, such as people of color, shoulder a heavier burden of this service load, which may put their career advancement at risk. Thanks to AD Robert Bryson!
Three illustrations for IU Alumni Magazine about why so many managers lack the “soft skills” of interaction - empathy, self-awareness, listening, etc., ending up creating miscommunication and untenable situations in the workplaces they run. And how to fill this gap.
Thanks to AD Brittany Nicole Olson!
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.