Thursday, July 24, 2014

bubble #70

I thought I had posted this months ago, but apparently saved it as a draft only :/ Anyway, I'm doing it now.
It wasn't easy. It was a mining camp. But she made it! It wasn't easy to follow the steps of old italian giants like Mina, Lucio Battisti, Patty Pravo and Gino Paoli, but what came out is absolutely adorable. Her italian pronunciation as well :) We like hearing foreigners speaking italian. It's funny and we appreciate their effort in dealing with our tricky language. Well well done :)

Róisín Murphy - Mi Senti EP (2014)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

nursery rhymes

Here are my illustrations of two popular english language nursery rhymes. Although they are not that popular in Italy, I know them both since my childhood because they were in my books, so they were fun to work on :)

the Old Woman who lived in a Shoe
the old woman who lived in a shoe

the Owl and the Pussycat
the owl and the pussycat

Thursday, June 19, 2014

miss pluginn - you and I

Holy cow I've got my first vinyl record cover! :) After a couple of years waiting and some fine tuning to the original artwork, my friend Miss PlugInn's 'You And I' 12" is finally out and available at Clone.
Co-written and co-produced by Hard Ton and Miss PlugInn for Bordello a Parigi, it features a Hard Ton Remix, a The Rimshooters Remix, and a cover version by CLIMA.

I can't wait to hold my copy in hands.
Grab yours here!

Friday, June 6, 2014


Dal 16 giugno al 25 luglio, Piazza Verdi a Bologna sarà Folkland, con una rassegna di concerti folk (o quasi). E io mi sono occupata  dell'immagine :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

beatris da bar

Mi piace tanto andare a disegnare al bar. Voi non lo sapete ma, le idee migliori che ho avuto, sono nate proprio sul tavolino di un bar. Quando mi arriva un lavoro, vado a fare gli schizzi al Vanilia. Quando viaggio, mi piace infilarmi nei baretti a caso a disegnare. Sto lì, guardo le persone, mi faccio i fatti loro, ogni tanto qualcuno viene a a farsi i fatti miei, ascolto in sottofondo le loro storie e intanto disegno. Dopo un po' mi sveglio e ho fatto una montagna di roba. Non lo so com'è, ma funziona benissimo. Se non fosse che quasi sempre mi dimentico qualche dettaglio a casa...

Friday, May 23, 2014


Come tutte le estati, al Cassero c'è Portobello, il mercatino del lunedì sera al quale spesso partecipo anch'io.  Quest'anno ne ho anche curato l'immagine, uelà!

Monday, May 19, 2014

amici miei

In my family, we have always lived with animals. Lots of animals. A zoo :) There were dozens of dogs, cats, canaries, parrots, bunnies, chickens, fishes, turtles, gooses, ducks and god knows what else. My uncle Massimo is the chief of the zoo and 15 years ago he opened his own pet shop with his wife Patty. Now they finally have a website, and this is my contribution :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

le formine con la faccia

Lately I'm into geometric shapes. It all started with a late night sketch and now the square, the circle and the triangle have three new friends: the rhombus, the pentagon and the hexagon.
At art school I was a star at geometric design: I could perfectly draw any plain shape by heart - even the dodecahedron - using compasses and ruler. Now I forgot everything and have fun putting my faces on them!
Le formine con la faccia means the shapes with a face :)

There is also the bespectacled rhombus, drawn after my smiling friend and fellow dj Glorioushead :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

feel good tip #39

This AMAZING mix by my friend Riccio will make your day (and your party as well). He is one of the best djs in the world and I'm not joking, but he is also a regaz* and we all love him here in Bologna :) When Riccio is DJing, you bet the party rocks on. Try it yourself!

Riccio @ 65mq (extract)  4th April 2014

*regaz = mate, pal, dude, friend, member of the crew

Monday, May 5, 2014

welcome to sciaboland

Sabato 17 maggio il Locomotiv chiude la serranda per la stagione 2013/2014 e potevamo esimerci dal fare un festone? :) I miei mostri sciabolati sono già carichissimi!