The March/April 2009 issue of Communication Arts celebrates our 50th anniversary! This milestone special issue features a 50-year timeline of design and advertising and their relationship to politics, culture and technology; CA at 50, an article looking at the magazine’s history; a conversation with design legend Milton Glaser; Art Chantry’s alternative history of graphic design; Herman Miller, the in-house design department that remains one of the most successful in history; 50 years of TV graphics, they’ve come a long way; and much more! CA’s regular columns, covering typography, business, design trends, advertising, design culture, emerging media and design issues, look back at what’s changed and forward, to what’s ahead. Don’t miss this special anniversary issue!
Duration: I’ve been working as an illustrator since 2005.
Staff: Just me.
Education: I attended the Istituto d’Arte di Firenze and earned a degree in Arti Grafiche with the specialization in illustration and engraving, and the Master Gestione di Impresa Cinematografica (MAGIC) in Rome.
Cultural Influences: George Bataille, Marquis de Sade, Antonin Artaud, Jacques Prévert, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, ukiyo-e, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Edward Hopper, Paul Delvaux—and music.
Environment: I work in a little studio in the center of Florence.
Philosophy: I love the error, the small surprise between lines and the light.