Obscure and Crazy Artworks by Claudio Parentela

Born in Catanzaro (1962-Italy) where he lives and works, Claudio Parentela is an illustrator, painter, photographer, mail artist, cartoonist, collagist, journalist freelancer. Active since many years in the international contemporary art scene, he has collaborated with many magazines (printed or web) of contemporary art, of literary and of comics in Italy and in the world. His obscure and crazy artworks were present & shown in many exhibitions around the world as well and gained a lot of publicity through them. He has collaborated and he collaborates with many bands of industrial music, noise, experimental & electronic, harsh & death, metal etc. He has also illustrated poems and stories.
Check out more about Claudio Parentela on http://www.claudioparentela.net










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)