Internazionale: A threat to democracy
Some illustrations for an article by Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy about how our democracies are being threatened by hate speeches, populism and rage fueled by social media. Published by Internazionale magazine.
Cover and interior illustrations for German magazine Cicero about the crisis of democracy: today more and more people feel distant from politics, and feel left out of many aspects of civic life. Thanks to AD Viola Schmieskors!
Illustration for Deseret Magazine about the gradual abandonment of the Democratic party by certain segments of the American working class. Thanks to AD Eric Gillett!
Illustration for Cincinnati magazine about Ohio’s redistricting chaos and gerrymandering of election maps by Republican lawmakers, who submitted unconstitutional election maps five different times. Article by Jim DeBrosse.
Thanks to art director Jen Kawanari!
Colloquy Magazine: Right On
New illustration for Colloquy, the Harvard's GSAS alumni magazine, about the continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of 2020 elections. Thanks to AD Kelly McMurray @ 2communique!
Science: Democracy in the balance
New cover illustration for Science about how all around the world democracy is losing ground. Polarization and disinformation have rendered liberals and conservatives unable to agree on basic facts. In this special issue, experts examine the state of democracy and how it must adapt to achieve its ideals in the 21st century.
An illustration for Columbia College Today describing the intensified anxieties about the 2020 elections, and the complicated history of the right to vote in the US. Author Michael Waldman.
Thanks to AD Eson Chan, as always!
Internazionale: The lake in Guatemala
Illustration for a story by Eduardo Halfon about a lake in Guatemala that used to be beautiful in the '70s, then with time became an awful place due to the pollution, deforestation and war crimes.
Article published by Italian magazine Internazionale. Thanks to AD Alberto Notarbartolo, as always.
An illustration for Monmouth magazine about the spiritual politics of TV producer Norman Lear and the cultural influence he exerted in the 1970s with many sitcoms including All in the Family, as documented in the new book from L. Benjamin Rolsky. I've portrayed here the famous character of Archie Bunker from All in the Family.
Thanks to Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants, as always!
L'Express: Academics' self-censorship
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.
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.