Illustrations that… Rock! by Giulia Spanghero


Giulia Spanghero loves… rock ‘n’ roll!! So much, that during the 90’s she was the frontwoman of an underground group called Ulla. Then time intervened, Ulla disbanded despite having touched success, and everyone went their own way. Giulia graduated, then won a selection to enter as an aspiring screenwriter at the Disney Academy in Milan, and for a while actually worked at the home of the most famous mouse in the world. Then, conscious of the fact that it was not her thing even if it was fun, she left Milan for Friuli, in the NorthEast of Italy, and returned to her old love, not rock’n’roll but design. She attended a course in graphic design for the second time, and muddled along doing different jobs. She became part of the Hybrida collective doing a lot of concerts, posters and lightshows. Then, the turning point happened when she became a designer of wooden toys at Trudi SpA of Tarcento, a big toy company in Italy, but fate had something else in store for her, so after a few years she resigned and embraced life as a freelancer. Now she is happy, singing rock’n’roll only while driving. She designs and continues to be part of Hybrida. Visit Giulia’s Spanghero portfolio at


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. (

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