Image literacy; supply reading codes of illustrated images and capacity to analyze them. Supply the cultural bases to access the use of contemporary images and stimulus for a constant updating of our conscience using different channels, both digital and paper ones. Recognize the universal language of drawing, get acquainted with it to be able to read it and understand it. Constantly search for project “accomplices”: Literature, Music, Art and cinema.
Practice illustration according to predisposition, graphic synthesis and pictorial-illustrated. Be able to face different commissions:
Publishing – newspapers, magazines and books
Graphic Design – Advertising and communication
1) History of contemporary illustration
2) Imaging techniques and materials: Composition and formats.
The pure sign, graphite, Indian ink and pencil.
Colour illustration with ancient techniques for contemporary representation:
Crayons, water colours, acrylic paint and oil paint.
Colour illustration with mixed technique. Fittings, digital work and executive presentation.
3) Identify illustrators suitable for the chosen themes:
Prepare written and illustrated cards where the chosen professional may be compared with various contemporary colleagues. Historical reference is identified together with the Masters that inspired him.
Published by Yale
University Press, 2005
Riga 24 (autori vari)
Marcos y Marcos, Milano, 2005
by Society of Illustrators, 2010
Complete Book of Covers
from the New Yorker.
Baci da New York
Nuages, Milano, 2003
Letture sul disegno:
Questione di sguardi.
Sette inviti al vedere
fra storia dell’arte e quotidianità
Il Saggiatore, 2015
Libri Scheiwiller, 2007
Final exam criteria
Presentation of all work carried out during the course of illustration in the form of a bound booklet.
Presentation of a written and illustrated booklet on the research of one or more illustrators with comparison of themes.
Presentation and discussion of a work chosen among all themes covered during the course.