I ♥ Celestino Piatti

These are just a few of the 300+ posters created by Swiss-born Celestino Piatti (1922-2007), one of my favorite artists. His distinctive style is immediately recognizable. Things I like about it include the bold yet smudgy brushstrokes he uses to outline his drawings, the rich, primary, rainbow palette he uses to color them in, and that his work almost always features (rather charismatic) animals. He also illustrated nine childrens books, which I cant wait to show to Felix! Fun fact: the typeface Piatti used for most of his posters, Akzidenz-Grotesk, was Max Meidingers inspiration for Helvetica. Did you know that?!




images from animalarium

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