Monday, August 24, 2009


Maurizio Santucci created these fun cut paper illustrations. He would continuously draw by hand until he has solid concept, then he would translate his concept digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator, and lastly, print and mount them on different layers to create depth.

Maurizio Santucci is from Lucca, a small city in Tuscany, Italy.  He studied at ISIA, an industrial and communication design college in Florence.  Upon working at advertising and design agencies, he decided to return to his passion in illustration.  Maurizio is known for packaging design "Milk Gone Bad," and he is interested in experimenting on low-cost printing techniques on his illustrations, e.g., silk screening and rubber stamps.  He stated, "I consider my work eclectic and very surreal.  In my illustrations, I always try to surprise, drawing things that you wouldn't expect to find.  My characters are often suspended in time and space. Decontextualization is my way of working when I conceive an illustration."