Festivaletteratura is a book festival of great importance in the Italian literary world. Every year, at the beginning of September, thousands of people invade, mostly pacifically, the beautiful city of Mantua to hear authors speak about their books, participate in public debates, take workshops, etc.
Every year, a different illustrator is asked to provide an original illustration to decorate the posters, the programs, the t-shirts, and I don’t know what else. Past editions showcased the artwork of, among others, Alessandro Sanna and Federico Maggioni.
This year, the organizing committee, through designer Pietro Corraini, picked me. Very nice of them.
Here’s my drawing:
And here’s the sketch: