Alessandro Gottardo (aka Shout) is an Italian illustrator living and working in Milan. In recent years he acquired a certain fame for his metaphisical drawings (often showing isolated subjects immersed in uniform backgrounds) published in major italian and international magazines.
Previously, I was using more saturated colors but I did not like their rendering, so I started to work with medium tints because the result, when printed, is more faithful. I removed everything that distracts from the idea: strong tones, technical virtuosity. For details I use the black line, and when I want the viewer to focus on something in the board, I make it red, so I know that his eye will go there: it is the deepest color of the spectrum, I need it to put accents. Shout interviewed by Il Corriere della Sera
Here’s a selection of his works.
All illustrations © Alessandro Gottardo