This week I’d like to shift gears from the complex, surrealist art of Jee Young Lee into something completely different. Alessandro Gottardo, aka Shout, is a Milan, Italy-based artist who creates illustrations for advertising campaigns, book covers, magazine layouts, and posters, working for publishers worldwide. Almost all of the work you see here are part of a layout of some kind.
His work has a striking minimalist edge, with a big slice of whimsy and humor served along with it. His style can definitely be termed as playful, but many of his illustrations take on big topics like terrorism, the global economy, renewable energy and world politics. His clever use of simple lines, forms, colors and dimensions make for pleasing, eye-catching illustrations perfect for book or magazine covers. His work has a clean, crisp graphical element that works quite well in the context of publications, whether they be magazines, calendars or books.
In this gallery I’ve concentrated mainly on his art, and this is a very small representation of his work, so visit his website to see to full scope of his amazing work, and to see how the illustrations work as part of the overall layouts.