The Big Eyes! Illustrated Portraits and Xylographies by José Saccone

José Saccone an illustrator, painter and woodcutter from Argentina, seems to have been fascinated by Xylography something that is visible in his work, not only in his Xylographies but also in his big paintings with those simple yet powerful bold lines. José’s work caught my attention once I laid eyes on his portraits with the big eyes revealing a pure sincerity of the illustrated face. Whenever he uses colors, he makes sure to have them bright and bold. His very impressive work has not passed unnoticed since it has been showcased in many exhibitions since 2007 up today. Check out more of José’s work on













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. (