When you look at the work of street artist Millo, you'll quickly realize there's someone special watching over our city walls. His art is massive, but not in an intrusive way. He paints black lines, adding a hint of color only when needed, and his lines draw characters caught-up and interacting amongst the streets and buildings of our urban walls.
In 2014, he was awarded the opportunity to paint 13 large-scale walls in Turin, Italy, and each one of them is as beautiful as the next. Here's a peek to some of my favorites, but you should follow him on Instagram or his website for so much more.
La Guarimba is a festival in the South of Italy that primarily exists to showcase short films and bring lots of great people together over the course of a few days, during the late Summer month of August.
Last year, illustrator (and DA friend) Sara Fratini teamed up with some dedicated folks to repair and reopen an outdoor movie theater. That was the start of La Guarimba.
This year, it looks as though the gathering will more than triple in size and possibly carry twice as many films as it did last year.
Somehow along the way a monkey became their mascot and to help promote the event, Sara asked 30 illustrators to design a poster (in their regions language) to be exhibited during the event. I'm happy to be included as one of the invited artists and really just love the way we each interpreted the poster in our own unique style.
Above is a glimpse into a few of my favorites, but you can catch the entire gallery (and their respective credits) on their Facebook page.
Through his beautifully-executed point of view sketches, Thomas Cian takes us on the road with him. We step into his skin, with the sketchbook resting on our lap and pencil in hand, and visit a classroom, a café, or a car with intimacy and familiarity. We have entered his personal space and it is welcoming and warm. And somehow the sketchbook – as center point – seems to create the scene instead of merely recording it.