June 2, 2020

Franklin Armstrong made his debut as a Peanuts comic strip character in the hot summer of 1968, in the middle of the huge social turmoil and racial protest of the time, carrying an unwritten message that spoke volumes.
Too little has changed since then, I see. But no sermons here: I simply drew a little homage to our pal Franklin, to invite You donate to the @naacp, sign their #georgefloyd petition and invite You to be always the decent people on the good side of history ❤️

Franklin Armstrong made his debut as a Peanuts comic strip character in the hot summer of 1968, in the middle of the huge social turmoil and racial protest of the time, carrying an unwritten message that spoke volumes.
Too little has changed since then, I see. But no sermons here: I simply drew a little homage to our pal Franklin, to invite You donate to the @naacp, sign their #georgefloyd petition and invite You to be always the decent people on the good side of history ❤️

Franklin Armstrong made his debut as a Peanuts comic strip character in the hot summer of 1968, in the middle of the huge social turmoil and racial protest of the time, carrying an unwritten message that spoke volumes.
Too little has changed since then, I see. But no sermons here: I simply drew a little homage to our pal Franklin, to invite You donate to the @naacp, sign their #georgefloyd petition and invite You to be always the decent people on the good side of history ❤️

May 21, 2020

@vitaconlloyd (Life with Lloyd) is a surreal collection of bittersweet dialogues between a man and his imaginary butler, Lloyd. It started as facebook page an then became a series of best-selling books and a pop culture phenomenon.
Being me and his author, Simone, longtime friends and having seen every step of the project since its birth, it was time for me to homage it with a little illustration, inspired by mid-century editorial art, in the vein of the series’ retro, wordly, comedic touch. ☕️🎩

@vitaconlloyd (Life with Lloyd) is a surreal collection of bittersweet dialogues between a man and his imaginary butler, Lloyd. It started as facebook page an then became a series of best-selling books and a pop culture phenomenon.
Being me and his author, Simone, longtime friends and having seen every step of the project since its birth, it was time for me to homage it with a little illustration, inspired by mid-century editorial art, in the vein of the series’ retro, wordly, comedic touch. ☕️🎩

@vitaconlloyd (Life with Lloyd) is a surreal collection of bittersweet dialogues between a man and his imaginary butler, Lloyd. It started as facebook page an then became a series of best-selling books and a pop culture phenomenon.
Being me and his author, Simone, longtime friends and having seen every step of the project since its birth, it was time for me to homage it with a little illustration, inspired by mid-century editorial art, in the vein of the series’ retro, wordly, comedic touch. ☕️🎩

April 25, 2020

Got to homage the classic #EttoreVitale iconic #carnation poster for the celebrations of #25Aprile 1982, by Partito Socialista Italiano.
The original poster, swipe for it, is still so good I felt I could only, humbly, walk closely on his footprints.
Happy Liberation Day, fellow italians, stay strong as our grandparents did. 🇮🇹

Got to homage the classic #EttoreVitale iconic #carnation poster for the celebrations of #25Aprile 1982, by Partito Socialista Italiano.
The original poster, swipe for it, is still so good I felt I could only, humbly, walk closely on his footprints.
Happy Liberation Day, fellow italians, stay strong as our grandparents did. 🇮🇹

Got to homage the classic #EttoreVitale iconic #carnation poster for the celebrations of #25Aprile 1982, by Partito Socialista Italiano.
The original poster, swipe for it, is still so good I felt I could only, humbly, walk closely on his footprints.
Happy Liberation Day, fellow italians, stay strong as our grandparents did. 🇮🇹

April 21, 2020

Happy birthday, Rome! 
You’ll survive even this dark times, as You did countless times before.
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A roman coin depicting the fundative Myth of Romolus and Remus with the She-Wolf; from a didramma dating 266 BC.
Words in background are from Origo Gentis Romanae by Aurelius Vittore, 300 AD
- #auguriroma #natalediroma

Happy birthday, Rome! 
You’ll survive even this dark times, as You did countless times before.
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A roman coin depicting the fundative Myth of Romolus and Remus with the She-Wolf; from a didramma dating 266 BC.
Words in background are from Origo Gentis Romanae by Aurelius Vittore, 300 AD
- #auguriroma #natalediroma

Happy birthday, Rome!
You’ll survive even this dark times, as You did countless times before.

A roman coin depicting the fundative Myth of Romolus and Remus with the She-Wolf; from a didramma dating 266 BC.
Words in background are from Origo Gentis Romanae by Aurelius Vittore, 300 AD
– #auguriroma #natalediroma

April 15, 2020

Between the current, pressing, deadlines i’ve managed to design the small label for the #ghostsofrome project, to be applied on the marbled paper folders which will collect the seven prints.
Latin inscription below the she-wolf, symbol of Rome, means “The tears of men cannot bring the dead back from the darkness”. The couple of #skulls below her are an obvious nod to Romolus and Remus.
Next is a #wip shot of the process. 🐺 💀💀

Between the current, pressing, deadlines i’ve managed to design the small label for the #ghostsofrome project, to be applied on the marbled paper folders which will collect the seven prints.
Latin inscription below the she-wolf, symbol of Rome, means “The tears of men cannot bring the dead back from the darkness”. The couple of #skulls below her are an obvious nod to Romolus and Remus.
Next is a #wip shot of the process. 🐺 💀💀

Between the current, pressing, deadlines i’ve managed to design the small label for the #ghostsofrome project, to be applied on the marbled paper folders which will collect the seven prints.
Latin inscription below the she-wolf, symbol of Rome, means “The tears of men cannot bring the dead back from the darkness”. The couple of #skulls below her are an obvious nod to Romolus and Remus.
Next is a #wip shot of the process. 🐺 💀💀

April 6, 2020

➡️SWIPE➡️
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Got some quarantined extra-time to work on a personal project after a while, getting back to my roman #ghosts after years.
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The new character of my #ghostsofrome project is Valeria #Messalina .
Third wife of Emperor Claudius, sentenced to death by him because of cheating on him and after an increasing spiral of political hatred due to her plots and commissioned killings. The hatred on her was so big that the rumors and gossips they originated about her conduct made her name synonymous of depravation and amorality, still to this day. Stabbed at the throat by an Emperor’s emissary while she was hiding in the Lucullo’s gardens, her desperate ghost still wanders in those places, today part of Villa Medici’s gardens.
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Background of this is inspired by one of the villa’s views painted during the 17th century by the great #Velazquez 🏛👻

➡️SWIPE➡️
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Got some quarantined extra-time to work on a personal project after a while, getting back to my roman #ghosts after years.
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The new character of my #ghostsofrome project is Valeria #Messalina .
Third wife of Emperor Claudius, sentenced to death by him because of cheating on him and after an increasing spiral of political hatred due to her plots and commissioned killings. The hatred on her was so big that the rumors and gossips they originated about her conduct made her name synonymous of depravation and amorality, still to this day. Stabbed at the throat by an Emperor’s emissary while she was hiding in the Lucullo’s gardens, her desperate ghost still wanders in those places, today part of Villa Medici’s gardens.
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Background of this is inspired by one of the villa’s views painted during the 17th century by the great #Velazquez 🏛👻

➡️SWIPE➡️

Got some quarantined extra-time to work on a personal project after a while, getting back to my roman #ghosts after years.

The new character of my #ghostsofrome project is Valeria #Messalina .
Third wife of Emperor Claudius, sentenced to death by him because of cheating on him and after an increasing spiral of political hatred due to her plots and commissioned killings. The hatred on her was so big that the rumors and gossips they originated about her conduct made her name synonymous of depravation and amorality, still to this day. Stabbed at the throat by an Emperor’s emissary while she was hiding in the Lucullo’s gardens, her desperate ghost still wanders in those places, today part of Villa Medici’s gardens.

Background of this is inspired by one of the villa’s views painted during the 17th century by the great #Velazquez 🏛👻

March 25, 2020

#wip background for the new #ghostsofrome subject.
Steady diet of coffee to work it out in between the deadlines. ☕️✒️✏️🔍

#wip background for the new #ghostsofrome subject.
Steady diet of coffee to work it out in between the deadlines. ☕️✒️✏️🔍

#wip background for the new #ghostsofrome subject.
Steady diet of coffee to work it out in between the deadlines. ☕️✒️✏️🔍

March 19, 2020

Quarantine gave me, at least, time to get back on my beloved folk project #ghostsofrome , after more than two years since the last subject.
The new one haunts us straight from the eternal city’s antiquity.

Quarantine gave me, at least, time to get back on my beloved folk project #ghostsofrome , after more than two years since the last subject.
The new one haunts us straight from the eternal city’s antiquity.

Quarantine gave me, at least, time to get back on my beloved folk project #ghostsofrome , after more than two years since the last subject.
The new one haunts us straight from the eternal city’s antiquity.

March 12, 2020

I’m happy to be this week’s guest at @ilmestiere, takeover-ing their weekly contents to give You some inputs from what I love and live, expecially in this time of forced reclusiveness and isolation, I hope to give You some toughtful yet entertaining diversion, with contents from middleages “marginalia” to mid-century cartoon shows to G. De Chirico live-painting in an italian TV broadcast.
Go on the link in bio and let me know in the comments your toughts. 📚

I’m happy to be this week’s guest at @ilmestiere, takeover-ing their weekly contents to give You some inputs from what I love and live, expecially in this time of forced reclusiveness and isolation, I hope to give You some toughtful yet entertaining diversion, with contents from middleages “marginalia” to mid-century cartoon shows to G. De Chirico live-painting in an italian TV broadcast.
Go on the link in bio and let me know in the comments your toughts. 📚

I’m happy to be this week’s guest at @ilmestiere, takeover-ing their weekly contents to give You some inputs from what I love and live, expecially in this time of forced reclusiveness and isolation, I hope to give You some toughtful yet entertaining diversion, with contents from middleages “marginalia” to mid-century cartoon shows to G. De Chirico live-painting in an italian TV broadcast.
Go on the link in bio and let me know in the comments your toughts. 📚

March 11, 2020

“Hic nihil me tangere”, latin for “from here nothing can hurt me”. That’s the motto on a #stylite themed skateboard deck I did years ago for an exhibition in Milan.
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Stylites, or “pillar saints”, were among the early christiantity saints, chosing to self-isolate themselves on the top of ruined pillars, mostly in the actual syrian/turkish deserts, to prevent themselves from the evils of the world and live in constant meditation.
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My country is fighting a hard fight, self isolating itself to defeat a #coronavirus mass pandemic. Let’s do this together, let’s stay focused and positive. Stay safe, stay strong, use this isolation time to do something meaningful and find some peace. 💪🏻🇮🇹

“Hic nihil me tangere”, latin for “from here nothing can hurt me”. That’s the motto on a #stylite themed skateboard deck I did years ago for an exhibition in Milan.
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Stylites, or “pillar saints”, were among the early christiantity saints, chosing to self-isolate themselves on the top of ruined pillars, mostly in the actual syrian/turkish deserts, to prevent themselves from the evils of the world and live in constant meditation.
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My country is fighting a hard fight, self isolating itself to defeat a #coronavirus mass pandemic. Let’s do this together, let’s stay focused and positive. Stay safe, stay strong, use this isolation time to do something meaningful and find some peace. 💪🏻🇮🇹

“Hic nihil me tangere”, latin for “from here nothing can hurt me”. That’s the motto on a #stylite themed skateboard deck I did years ago for an exhibition in Milan.

Stylites, or “pillar saints”, were among the early christiantity saints, chosing to self-isolate themselves on the top of ruined pillars, mostly in the actual syrian/turkish deserts, to prevent themselves from the evils of the world and live in constant meditation.

My country is fighting a hard fight, self isolating itself to defeat a #coronavirus mass pandemic. Let’s do this together, let’s stay focused and positive. Stay safe, stay strong, use this isolation time to do something meaningful and find some peace. 💪🏻🇮🇹

March 10, 2020

Finally got my hands on the amazing @collederfomento.official 7” box-set of their #adversus record, entirely made with my #mempo mask illustration. Incredibile packaging and quality, thank you guys!

Finally got my hands on the amazing @collederfomento.official 7” box-set of their #adversus record, entirely made with my #mempo mask illustration. Incredibile packaging and quality, thank you guys!

Finally got my hands on the amazing @collederfomento.official 7” box-set of their #adversus record, entirely made with my #mempo mask illustration. Incredibile packaging and quality, thank you guys!

February 24, 2020

A little tribute to #SandroPertini in the 30th anniversary of his death. Socialist, patriot, resistence fighter and our 7th President, the first and only socialist party member to have led the country and the most beloved italian president to this day. 🌹

A little tribute to #SandroPertini in the 30th anniversary of his death. Socialist, patriot, resistence fighter and our 7th President, the first and only socialist party member to have led the country and the most beloved italian president to this day. 🌹

A little tribute to #SandroPertini in the 30th anniversary of his death. Socialist, patriot, resistence fighter and our 7th President, the first and only socialist party member to have led the country and the most beloved italian president to this day. 🌹

January 30, 2020

“Can a niche liquor like #genepy become a drinking landmark?” This is the focus of the piece i have illustrated for the current issue of @gambero_rosso . It’s about young entrepreneurs in #valledaosta working hard to make a niche local #liquor made of #alpine herbs become an estabilished national product.

“Can a niche liquor like #genepy become a drinking landmark?” This is the focus of the piece i have illustrated for the current issue of @gambero_rosso . It’s about young entrepreneurs in #valledaosta working hard to make a niche local #liquor made of #alpine herbs become an estabilished national product.

“Can a niche liquor like #genepy become a drinking landmark?” This is the focus of the piece i have illustrated for the current issue of @gambero_rosso . It’s about young entrepreneurs in #valledaosta working hard to make a niche local #liquor made of #alpine herbs become an estabilished national product.

December 28, 2019

This year i have worked with @mccann_mw for the interface design of the brand new @mastercarditalia Bistro, the first cash-less restaurant in Italy, located in the international airport of Rome Fiumicino.
I have produced a set of spot illustrations, people and ingredients, to narrate the roman traditional cuisine and its #history on the interactive digital menu-tables.
A funny and challenging project.
AD by Alessio Bianconi.

This year i have worked with @mccann_mw for the interface design of the brand new @mastercarditalia Bistro, the first cash-less restaurant in Italy, located in the international airport of Rome Fiumicino.
I have produced a set of spot illustrations, people and ingredients, to narrate the roman traditional cuisine and its #history on the interactive digital menu-tables.
A funny and challenging project.
AD by Alessio Bianconi.

This year i have worked with @mccann_mw for the interface design of the brand new @mastercarditalia Bistro, the first cash-less restaurant in Italy, located in the international airport of Rome Fiumicino.
I have produced a set of spot illustrations, people and ingredients, to narrate the roman traditional cuisine and its #history on the interactive digital menu-tables.
A funny and challenging project.
AD by Alessio Bianconi.

December 24, 2019

Happy Holidays!

This time my non-catholic holiday card is dedicated to one of the oldest and most syncretic figures of western festivities, the #Befana 
Its origins are unsure and the myth dates back to the night of times, one of the most common interpretation tends to assimilate her to the #Saturn the elder myth but in a female form, probably associated with goddess Diana (hence the crescent #moon i’ve places on her forehead).
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 A figure symbolizing the death of the old year with her crone appeareance and the rebirth in the new one with the distribution of gifts. Even elder traditions told stories of magical female figures flying over the winter fields, making them fertile for the next season (this probably explains the flying broom of the Befana). What is sure about her is that the Befana is Rome’s oldest and most beloved, present, holiday figure; she’s awaited every 6th of January to bring children coal or sweets and fruits, depending on if they’ve behaved good or bad during the past year.
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Her celebration closes with a bang the traditional italian #holidays calendar in a magical, somewhat spooky, way.
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Again, happy Holidays everyone!
🌙👵🏻🎁

Happy Holidays!

This time my non-catholic holiday card is dedicated to one of the oldest and most syncretic figures of western festivities, the #Befana 
Its origins are unsure and the myth dates back to the night of times, one of the most common interpretation tends to assimilate her to the #Saturn the elder myth but in a female form, probably associated with goddess Diana (hence the crescent #moon i’ve places on her forehead).
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 A figure symbolizing the death of the old year with her crone appeareance and the rebirth in the new one with the distribution of gifts. Even elder traditions told stories of magical female figures flying over the winter fields, making them fertile for the next season (this probably explains the flying broom of the Befana). What is sure about her is that the Befana is Rome’s oldest and most beloved, present, holiday figure; she’s awaited every 6th of January to bring children coal or sweets and fruits, depending on if they’ve behaved good or bad during the past year.
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Her celebration closes with a bang the traditional italian #holidays calendar in a magical, somewhat spooky, way.
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Again, happy Holidays everyone!
🌙👵🏻🎁

Happy Holidays!

This time my non-catholic holiday card is dedicated to one of the oldest and most syncretic figures of western festivities, the #Befana
Its origins are unsure and the myth dates back to the night of times, one of the most common interpretation tends to assimilate her to the #Saturn the elder myth but in a female form, probably associated with goddess Diana (hence the crescent #moon i’ve places on her forehead).

A figure symbolizing the death of the old year with her crone appeareance and the rebirth in the new one with the distribution of gifts. Even elder traditions told stories of magical female figures flying over the winter fields, making them fertile for the next season (this probably explains the flying broom of the Befana). What is sure about her is that the Befana is Rome’s oldest and most beloved, present, holiday figure; she’s awaited every 6th of January to bring children coal or sweets and fruits, depending on if they’ve behaved good or bad during the past year.

Her celebration closes with a bang the traditional italian #holidays calendar in a magical, somewhat spooky, way.

Again, happy Holidays everyone!
🌙👵🏻🎁

December 19, 2019

Work in progress for this year’s non-catholic #Christmas card...

Work in progress for this year’s non-catholic #Christmas card...

Work in progress for this year’s non-catholic #Christmas card…

October 25, 2019

#wip of a 19th century gentleman for a wine-related project. 🍷🎩

#wip of a 19th century gentleman for a wine-related project. 🍷🎩

October 22, 2019

My 2015 #poster for @matteogarroneofficial fantasy film “Il racconto dei racconti” will be among the 60 ones displayed in NYC for Chicken Brooklyn, a collective exhibition of the movie-posters made for @chickenbroccolicinema events along the years. A lot of good italian illustrators are displayed, go check it.
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Show opens November the 8th at Sena Gallery in Soho, New York City.

My 2015 #poster for @matteogarroneofficial fantasy film “Il racconto dei racconti” will be among the 60 ones displayed in NYC for Chicken Brooklyn, a collective exhibition of the movie-posters made for @chickenbroccolicinema events along the years. A lot of good italian illustrators are displayed, go check it.

Show opens November the 8th at Sena Gallery in Soho, New York City.

October 9, 2019

This month, 60 years ago, The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS, changing television and fantastic narrative forever since.
Rod Serling’s brainchild spanned 60 years, defining along the way, with many incarnations, new landscapes of fantasies, speculations and fears, bringing humanity’s questions and anxieties in prime-time televison, introducing some of the best sci-fi authors to a wide audience and questioning what is reality and what really matters, then.

I’m not used to the pop-culture celebrations, but I had time to draw a little homage to something that truly shaped my imagination and, to some extent, my morals.

Thank you Mr Serling, and cheers forever to the Twilight Zone. 🚪👁🕰

This month, 60 years ago, The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS, changing television and fantastic narrative forever since.
Rod Serling’s brainchild spanned 60 years, defining along the way, with many incarnations, new landscapes of fantasies, speculations and fears, bringing humanity’s questions and anxieties in prime-time televison, introducing some of the best sci-fi authors to a wide audience and questioning what is reality and what really matters, then.

I’m not used to the pop-culture celebrations, but I had time to draw a little homage to something that truly shaped my imagination and, to some extent, my morals.

Thank you Mr Serling, and cheers forever to the Twilight Zone. 🚪👁🕰

October 1, 2019

#WIP of a Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s #portrait for an upcoming project.

#WIP of a Giuseppe Gioachino Belli’s #portrait for an upcoming project.