Poster Monday: Mandela
Today, for our first Poster Monday spot, we are featuring a poster designed by Tomaso Marcolla from Italy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Trento and began his graphic career in 1985. Tomaso is a member of AIAP (Italian Design Association for Visual Communication) and BEDA (Bureau of European Designers Associations).
He has a varied production with a strong artistic style that ranges from watercolor to oil, from photography to acrylic, form cartoons to computer generated images. His productions are a fusion between graphic, pictorial art, digital art, illustration, creating a curious relationship, an interchange of communication between this technical and artistic activity. Tomaso’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in galleries and public spaces and received recognition at international level.
This poster entitled “Mandela” is meant to be a recognition to the figure of Nelson Mandela who played a key role for the Apartheid’s fall. Integrating the profile of Madiba to the shape of Africa signifies his importance and contribution to South Africa and the continent. For the technical and creative process Tomaso started to work with a black silhouette of Africa. Then by digital means started to work with a picture of Mandela. To produce a single image he integrated Madiba’s face to the continent following the left side shape of Africa. The use and limitations of colors to black and white is meant to emphasize the struggle between races.
Learn more about Tomaso and his work by visiting his personal website, and to stay around until we unveil the next Poster Monday spot of the day.