This week on Internazionale magazine, four illustrations for "The Anchorite Wakes", a short Sci-Fi story by R.S.A. Garcia about an anchoress who's starting to see things that suggest the world isn’t quite what it seems to be.
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!
Cover and interior illustrations for Columbia Medicine 2019 Annual Report about the future of the faculty.
The features illustrate their efforts to create an increasingly diverse and inclusive faculty, the Columbia's AIDS research and the gene editing technology, in which Columbia researchers are at the forefront.
Thanks AD Eson Chan, a s always!
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.
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.
Book cover of Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as Innocua come te (2019). At its heart is Yuki Oyama, a Japanese girl fighting to make it as an artist, and her struggle with her decision to leave her two-year-old son, Jay. As an adult, Jay sets out to find his mother and confront her abandonment. Cover design by Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale Creative, art director Enrico Casadei.
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.