Spot Illustrations for Monocle Magazine, special issue on the famous furniture fair Salone del Mobile 2019, Milan.
"Stop lying about your life on social media"
Article by Michael Arceneaux on NBC. Art direction by Kara Haupt
Illustration for Social Paper Magazine, brand new Shanghai-based publication exploring designers' journeys from their original vision to the final presentation of a collection. This about questions from a designer to a CEO. Art direction by MMBP.
The article is from Jia Tolentino on The New Yorker, it is a reflection on distraction in the digital age that come from constant and bothersome socials notification. Animated by Lorenzo Fonda. Art direction by Aviva Michaelov.
BASE defines itself as a as “a Learning Machine that establish a dialogue between different creative communities”. That's my chaotic interpretation of it as a kind of Goldberg machine. Made during my art residency by Illustri Festival at BASE, Milan.
Illustration for Spring edition of Spiegel Magazine. This comes together with the review of the discussed novel "Motherhood" by Sheila Het. The book is about deciding whether to have a child or not.
Melancholic fountain pen and hyper-active lens for Institutional Investor website. The article "Confessions of a Content Marketer" is about how the figure of writers/copywriters has morphed into the content marketers. The writer has lost his crown referring to the concept of “content is the king” by Bill Gates. The lens instead stands for new kind of content marketer. He is always in a hurry to research and create new contents that must be always measurable and produce a return on investments.
Published on Wallpaper Magazine February 2019 Issue. Aiming to explore what design can do to alleviate the devastating damage caused by the human race to the environment and society since the Industrial revolution, ‘Broken nature’ at La Triennale di Milano is curated by Italy-born Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at new York’s MoMA.
For New York Magazine. In New York, monstera-plant-adorned places are very common and they are usually design-oriented stores or cool membership coworking spaces. Now the trend is also spreading through medical startups or practices. In these natural-filled-light places can get your full-body physical, facial treatments on cool Hay armchairs, cryotherapy, acupuncture IV or simply freeze your eggs while drinking a matcha tea surrounded by fiddle-leaf figs.
For Monocle Winter Issue. I also wrote some thumbnails to explain this a bit :)
1) This Christmas treat yourself well and revisit one of the television classics.
2) In the UK Christmas businesses used to close down for twelve days during 1500 and Puritans thought that this was both a waste and a sin and they banned Christmas for a decade.
3) Forget summer. Be a responsible tourist and visit in winter for an undiluted Athenian experience. It’s cheaper and cooler but it’s also far more charming
4) Forget glitzy chalets, it’s the family-owned Alpine stopovers that hit the highest heights
5) “Heise” Japan’s imperial era means “realization of peace” and Emperor Akihito was the ruler of it. he represents compassion, honesty and kindness; he has become the symbol of the nation. But he is due to abdicate at the end of April 2019. Peace!
6) What means “Fog of war” during the Era of Social Media.
Nowadays you can rent absolutely everything (jewelry, dresses, tools, kitchen utensils…) and this hopefully will change our consumption habits and make our wardrobes and houses more sustainable.
Quick and small drawings for Die Zeit articles about foreign language teachers with no experience abroad but only theoretical knowledges and Germany groupies in Arab countries.
I’m one of 21 creatives that were asked to create an artwork to promote the opening of the first Apple Store in Milan.
This is my illo inspired by the question “What are you doing tomorrow Milan?”. It’s all about what the bustling minds of Milanese people are thinking.
I was invited to do a live performance at the Apple Store opening. It was made with IPad Pro and it was totally improvised. It’s based on the answers guests gave to random questions about “first times experiences”.
I also had the chance to held a Today at Apple.
Pet therapy, giant slides, yoga classes, spa, swimming pools, dental office, golf courses and wedding chapels are what now big airports offer to their bored or either stressed out passengers. On Icon Magazine.
On Esquire, first issue of the Italian magazine. For Philip Di Salvo’ s piece about how Facebook influenced the outcome of the american elections.
Mr. Thumb Up is my imaginary candidate.
Any resemblance to real events and/or to real persons is purely coincidental.
Again partnered with my fav animator, Lorenzo Fonda. A serie of funny GIFS and illustrations for The New York Times.
I partnered again with the the director and animator Lorenzo Fonda to create a series of animations for fashion e-commerce Yoox website and social media. The client gave us carte blanche on coming up with ideas, as long as they referred to products they sell.
Illustrations for Die Zeit about german schools: apparently primary schools infrastructures are not that good and some german children still struggle with reading.
Various illustrations for Daily Shouts column on The New Yorker website. Art Direction Kara Haupt.
Drawings for gifts (notebooks and stickers). The same drawings were also used for the launch of their on-line platform in China.
(stickers come together with illustrations from Sarah Mazzetti and Spiros Halaris)
On going collaboration with Icon Magazine, monthly column running since 2016. Posted here only a small selection of them.
Art Direction Silvia Carollo / Davies Costacurta.
Two men rigged a $160,000 pigeon race in China last year by smuggling birds aboard a bullet train during the race.
It's a set of animated illustration for a long form article about the italian Masterchef on Prismo website.
I tried to visualize paradoxes, backstage stories and other funny aspects of the TV show.
Please have a look at La Ricetta di Masterchef to see the whole project and follow the spaghetti-cables until the end.
The NYT Book Review 3
Review by Judith Shulevitz on “Natural Causes” by Barbara Ehrenreich.
The book views excessive health measures (preventive medical screenings, concepts of wellness, mindfulness, dietary fads & fitness culture) as overwrought and committed to supplying an ongoing cultural cycle of denial in the wake of the inevitability of death regardless of how healthy we are.
Art Direction Matthew Dorfman
A selection of a serie of illustrations made for a special issue of Icon Design on the occasion of the Milan Design Fair.
Art Direction Davies Costacurta
The New York Times asked me to come up with some ideas to illustrate their guide "How to Solve the NYT Crosswords". This Cubical Puzzle City and its habitants are animated by the talented Lorenzo Fonda. Please visit the article on the New York Times website to see the animations and the illustration set laid out.
Very simple brief: Coroutines are computations which allow the developers to write more concise, asynchronous code to handle more computationally intensive tasks.
Asynchronous code introduce "sleep" and “delay” in functions of code as they run. A "builder" accepts the suspending functions as parameters which define the coroutine.
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Semaphore is a company that is hired under very extreme circumstances to remove the general partner of a financial fund. Art Direction Kymberly Lum.
John Devore’s short story on comfort foods.
The story takes place at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino, before it closed in 2014. Woolly it’s a magazine about food published by McSweeneys’s.
Art direction Sunra Thompson
Series of maps made for La Parisienne Magazine.
Best places to grab a drink, enjoy openairs or sink into gaming in Paris.
Frank Zappa said
"I don't give a fuck if they remember me at all"
But we'll always do.
Illustration for 24 IL Magazine, article about 'Dance Me This,'
the final album recorded by Frank Zappa
before his death in 1993 and his 100th official LP.
Art direction: Francesco Franchi
John Grisham is best known for his popular legal thrillers.
But with his “Camino Island”, out on June 2017, he is taking a vacation from writing his usual novels.
Starring a precious Fitzgerald’s manuscript, a shady beachfront book dealer and a writer who's dispatched to find out more about him.
Art Direction Matthew Dorfman
Big wallpainting on stairway + pillar + windows + benches for Nike Sb corner at Tresse store in Milan. Made with Sartoria agency.
Illustration on Drop Culture, hype about it on social media, crazy releases and what makes us want to shop a Drop. #dropculture
Please have a look at
Fusina Video of
the whole project
Kinetic windows design at La Rinascente (Milan) for Slowear,
a venetian fashion brand that promotes worldwide the classical italian style with integrity and high quality.
In the occasion of the Milan Fashion week, in collaboration with L'Uomo Vogue. Amazing production by Fusina, that made these two tapirs move in an endless tug of war. Thanks to Federico Giubilato for the development of mechanics.
Ongoing collaboration with
Take off and enjoy the flight with EnRoute, AirCanada's inflight magazine.
This is a small part of a long serie about dining etiquette around the world.
Illustrations for an interview with Amy Chua: her regrets and self-critism on Les Échos Weekend. Her book "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" races the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme and strict parenting.
Rules for women of a successful business lunch.
On Flair Magazine. Art direction SM
Is color forecasting a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Who listens to who? Is the research of the decision makers really fundamental for brands and businesses?
The website denounces cases of sexual harassment in France and in the french show business.
How to help parents to interest their kids into books and make them explore a whole new world.
Origami serie for Matches Man goes on.
Illustration for David Abram's piece on The New York Times.
An article about politicians taking advantage of veterans for their own campaigns.
I’ve been working with Rivista Studio for different enquires. This is a collection of some of the illustrations I did for them in the past two years. Art direction Tommaso Garner
Small illustrations made for Re:porter, which is a travel and lifestyle magazine for Canadian Porter Airlines.
Digital software companies are increasing there presence and are improving the way offices are run and changing the office environment.
Art direction by Winkreative agency.
Ultimo Uomo is a wise web-project about sport and contemporary pop culture. These are my illustrations for their guide to the NBA.
Illustration for Il Tascabile on holidays reading tips.
Do some in-depth reading wherever you are.
Le Monde commemorates the anniversary of Charlie Hebdo's attack with a special issue on IS.
These are my visual representations of "Dix mots pour comprendre l’Etat Islamique / Ten words to understand IS".
Germany, history and funny facts about this country.
Some small and random details of the latest illustration made for Les Ecos Weekend
Who's Don Draper for real?
How this restless character is developed
throughout all the Mad Mens seasons?
Some illustrations for IL, monthly magazine of Sole 24 Ore.
Art direction: Francesco Franchi
In 2016 I had the chance to work for Tacchini, a furniture company based in Italy. I illustrated their catalogues an this is a small selection of what I did for them. Art direction Think Work Observe.
Animated illustrations for Rotas, an Italian company leader in the field of innovation of labels technology.
Cheerful illustrations for a sad topic: 20 pages of articles and interviews about ending an adult relationship. These are my illustrations for, I still love them even if it’s an old project.
Series of spot illustrations of suggested fashion items.
Dash Magazine UK, Janury Issue 2014.
Very big illustrations for Sisley's carnival windows.
Venice and Viareggio stores.
Unfortunately the pictures of Sisley showroom in Viareggio are not clean because there was a very bad weather conditions when the photographer shot them.