I illustrated an article by Michael LaPointe for Italian magazine Internazionale about the story of William Lee Bergstrom, the "phantom gambler" of Las Vegas who became rich by placing single bets then vanished for years. He has reappeared in 1984 and ended up losing $1 Million, then he killed himself.
An illustration for ICAEW's Economia magazine about how devolving powers to a local level can help get local communities more involved in shaping the areas in which they live.
Thanks to AD Emma O'Neil!
An illustration for Pirelli - World Magazine about how we're heading towards an OMO (Online Merges with Offline) society. Getting used to virtual life is only the first of the changes that digital technology is bringing to our world, writes author Paolo Gallo.
This week on French magazine L'Express, an illustration about the issue of self-censorship in French universities. In order to avoid students' outbursts, or out of fear of being considered "reactive" themselves, academics sometimes prefer to avoid certain subjects or think twice before organizing conferences on themes deemed too sensitive.
Thanks to AD Marie Varéon.
Latest cover and interior illustrations for Columbia Nursing about how their new telehealth initiatives connect patients with providers face to face, in cyberspace. Thanks to AD Eson Chan, as always!
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!
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.
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!
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.