Carlo Stanga’s stylized drawings occupy a distinctive place between architectural design, fine art, and illustration. They are more imaginative than a blueprint, but rooted in impeccable details and the scientific realities of engineering. They offer an energetic and narrative spin on the cities we live in – the cities that Carlo loves.
Ever-inspired by his surroundings, Carlo recently approached Moleskin with the idea to create a series of illustrated books about the places we call home – but from an extraordinary and personified point of view. In “I Am the City,” each title will introduce a different locale by referencing the local lifestyle and mood, in addition to the different monuments and other architectural characteristics that most define it. This series is not just an architectural homage, although it certainly tips its hat. Instead, it very rightly remembers that a city is a living and breathing entity – one that has a unique history, but continues to evolve and grow.
The series begins with “Milan,” which you may now preorder here, and will move on to publish a new title every year. We are so excited to join Carlo and Moleskin as they take us on these beautiful illustrated tours.
Congratulations to Carlo on this inspiring and exciting project!
One of the most distinctive projects that we’ve seen in the last year undeniably went to Gaby D’Alessandro, who was selected by the oldest botanical garden in the world – the Botanical Garden of Padua, Italy – to create lush portraits of famous scientists for their biodiversity garden:
Laura Tallardy is back on the scene with a wonderful new addition to the app market, and it’s just in time for Easter! “Find the Differences: Easter Bunny Edition,” which has been illustrated by the very talented Wendy Edelson, is an adorable – and FREE! – app for children and adults alike. Take in the charming, vintage children’s book-inspired illustrations and indulge in yourself in this adorable challenge. You’ll be ‘hoppy’ you did.
In his latest conceptual piece for the German publication Wirtschaftswoche, Carlo Giambarresi tackled the owners of family run businesses and their oft-perceived self-importance. The heading for this work was “I’m one of you”:
Valeria Petrone knows how to pare designs down to their most essential elements, and lucky for us, she does so with a lot of character and charm. We fell in love with her astrological designs for the Italian publication Io Donna – click here to see more!
Pete Ryan’s recent trip to New York (and awesome brunch with the blogmistress!) inspired him to create this amusing piece in honor of the coming spring. How exciting that, upon presenting it to the Village Voice, they decided to run it as today’s cover!
Josée Bisaillon is back again with her latest picturebook, and we are so excited to see her bright and engaging illustrations bringing life to this wonderful story about family – and more importantly, belonging.
“Eat, Leo! Eat!” is her latest collaboration with Kids Can Press, and we couldn’t be happier to share this wonderful new tale with you.