Dramatic Images through a Distinctive and Surreal World

Francesco Romoli creates interesting stories and imagery, as a result of his unique mix between photography and digital graphics. He is combining photography and graphic design, he oscillates between retro and futurism and he creates dramatic images that make up his very own distinctive and surreal world.

Francesco Romoli was born in Pisa in 1977. Always interested in expressive forms of any type at age 14 he began to study guitar and music theory. He falls in love in computers in 1998 and started to work on hacking and net-art. He graduated in 2004 in Pisa in computer science. In 2010 begins to use photoshop for his creations, halfway between graphic design and photography. In 2012 he began studying at the center of contemporary photography Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence. His other passions include skydiving and travel.

Francesco had 2 major solo exhibitions in 2014. BODYFICATION, The white elephant studio, and Londra, Testimonianze d’arte contemporanea a cura di G.Ramsperger, Multisala Gloria, Milano.

He has also participated in many group exhibitions, such as Blind Pilots Project, Warehouse C, Thessaloniki 2014, Ombre a cura di Valentina Carrera, Galleria spazio E2, Milano 2014 Photissima Art & Festival, ex-manifattura tabacchi, Torino 2014 Confini12, MassenzioArte, Roma 2014 Sony Photography Awards, Month of Photography, Bratislava 2014 My Self a cura di Valentina Carrera, Galleria spazio E2, Milano 2014 Sony Photography Awards, Liverpool One, Liverpool 2014 Sony Photography Awards, Somerset House, Londra 2014 Acqua e suo simbolico, ex-fornace sul naviglio, Milano 2014 DAMprize collettiva a cura di Valerio Dehò. You can read Franscesco’s full list of exhibitions at www.russelaid.com/exhibitions.htm

Check Out more on his work at www.russelaid.com

1-Snow day

4-The rocking Horse

5-June 27

6-A Room with a View







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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