I have been invited by BBDB to take part in their "BBDB Editions". I created something very unusual for my day-to-day practice and the result has been wonderfully shot by my friend Alberto Parise. Animalia is my interpretation of peculiar specimens of warm-blooded animals: a bird, a deer, a human being and a fish. The result is a set of colorful individuals born from illustrations and transformed, for the first time, into three-dimensional sculptures.
Animalia is a contemporary and graphic reinterpretation of traditional masks of various folklore; the collection of four unique paper-mâché masks has been produced by me with the help of my parents during the month of February 2019 at my family home, in Marostica (Italy).
The link with the NYTimes Crossword Team is getting stronger and stronger year after year. I really love to work with this group of creatives and they came up with copies and layouts for this fun public transportation campaign. My contribute was creating this family of quirky characters that have been also animated by Lorenzo Fonda. You can find them on my “Moving” website section.
My collaboration with Julipet, an historic Italian brand of underwear and silk pijamas.
My pattern revisited the concept of an urban jungle and lettering.
I was invited to do a live performance during the launch day of the new store in Milan, Italy. The idea I had was to create a performance based on “First Times” because this one was the first time that an Apple Store opened Milan. The customers were asked to share some first-time experiences answering questions like: “Where have you been the frst time abroad ? What was your first exotic food? Who was your first idol?” and so on. After the collection of these answers I produced a colorful artwork based on this interaction with the public.
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.
Notebooks illustrations made for YOOX were also used for the launch of their on-line platform in China.
I was invited to conduct one of the workshops from the “Today at Apple” series, where I lectured participants about my work and shared with them funny stories and insights about my experience working as illustrator. Then we started working on synthesis and semiotics of object to draw.
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.
I Modi (The Ways) is the first erotic book I read when I was a child. It was a present from my uncle to my dad, but it ended up becoming my first experience of sexual curiosity.
It’s also known as The Sixteen Pleasures or, in Latin, De omnibus Veneris Schematibus, and it is a famous erotic book from the Italian Renaissance: in it a series of sexual positions performed by greek Gods were explicitly depicted in engravings.
Even if the original edition was completely destroyed by Catholic Church’s censorship, fragments of a later edition survived, together with sonnets written by Pietro Aretino and describing the sexual acts depicted.
The original illustrations were later copied by Agostino Carracci, whose version survived until today. You can find the full turbulent story of I MODI on Wikipedia.
These drawings I made are a tribute to this small book.
Printed in Risograph at Press Press. Limited edition of 25.
Big wallpainting on stairway + pillar + windows + benches for Nike Sb corner at Tresse store in Milan. Made with Sartoria agency.
Ok this is an old one (2012) but I’m very attached to this screenprints exhibition I made together with Eleonora Marton in Treviso.