Conceptual Illustrations by Luca Di Battista

Luca Di Battista is an italian illustrator based in Berlin since 2012. In 2010 he gratuated in History at Ud’A (D’Annunzio University – Chieti) and then got a master in Creative & Multimedia Design. While he was in Italy Luca worked in some communication agencies as a graphic designer. Now he is a freelancer that split his works between graphic designer and illustrator although he hopes to increase his assignments as an illustrator.

With a friend of his, (Antonio Secondo – writer), Luca Di Battista started a close collaboration that gave birth the first of five (or seven) illustrated tales.
The first one named “La Montagna Nera” (The Black Mountain) won the “Pescara Behance Review” in November 2014 and earned Wacom Gallery featured on Behance.
All the project is based on the mix between superstitions, myths and legends from Peligna Valley (Abruzzo).
Now Luca is working on the second tale story “The Poor Bastards” that will be ready in the Spring.

Check out more of Luca Di Battista works at his website http://lucadibattista.com/

are_we_losing_thestars

corruption

everything_was_fine

lamontagnanera1

lamontagnanera2

luttoetuttograzie

midterm

nearby_neighbors

ownway

takeyourtime

under_the_spotlight

zeitvonzeit

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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