Born in Pordenone, in 1977, Alessandro Gottardo is better known as Shout. The nickname couldn’t be more ironic, since his works, characterized by simple traces, surreal themes and a multiplicity of meanings, seem to whisper in the viewer’s ears.
His subtle work, however, doesn’t lack in strength. After all, the artist has won several prizes, including a 2009 gold medal from Society of Illustrators, the most prestigious international prize in the field of illustration.
Adding a good deal of theoretical baggage to his talent, Shout studied art in Venice and illustration at the acclaimed European Institute of Design, in Milan. In his extensive list of clients are The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Esquire, Newsweek, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Le monde, The Economist, Guardian and Penguin Book.
Alessandro has also published three books with 27_9, a publishing house specialized in experimental art books: Alessandro Gottardo faces Jetlag 1, Alessandro Gottardo faces Jetlag 2 and Mono Shout. See below for some illustrations from the latest title.
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