Africa by Tomaso Marcolla

Design By:
Tomaso Marcolla

Tomaso Marcolla was born in 1964, in Trento, Italy, where he currently lives and works. Graduated from the Art Institute of Trento, he began to work as graphic designer in 1985. A member of the AIAP (Italian Association for the planning of visual communication) and member of BEDA (Bureau of European Designers Associations). He begins to experiment his passion for art with watercolors, "also applying them on non-traditional backgrounds, from Japanese paper to chalk." Later, his works become a fusion between graphic, pictorial, digital art and illustration, creating ainteresting relationship, a technical and communicative interchange between the professional and artistic activity. Pen, collage, photography and computer graphics. Digital art is well suited to the frenzy of the current times: "I choose it for its immediacy and the speed of realization - he remarks- in addition, of course, to the effect. However, I don't neglect other techniques such as pen, acrylic, figurative. The effect of the digital art is immediate, including the possibility to post it instantly on the web" His "Posters", created by assembling graphic techniques, photography and computer graphics, have received international awards. A conceptual pathway, oriented to a deep reflection on the communicative possibilities of the new digital processing means. www.marcolla.it

 

We Were Strangers Too
Design By:
Tomaso Marcolla

Tomaso Marcolla was born in 1964, in Trento, Italy, where he currently lives and works. Graduated from the Art Institute of Trento, he began to work as graphic designer in 1985. A member of the AIAP (Italian Association for the planning of visual communication) and member of BEDA (Bureau of European Designers Associations). He begins to experiment his passion for art with watercolors, "also applying them on non-traditional backgrounds, from Japanese paper to chalk." Later, his works become a fusion between graphic, pictorial, digital art and illustration, creating ainteresting relationship, a technical and communicative interchange between the professional and artistic activity. Pen, collage, photography and computer graphics. Digital art is well suited to the frenzy of the current times: "I choose it for its immediacy and the speed of realization - he remarks- in addition, of course, to the effect. However, I don't neglect other techniques such as pen, acrylic, figurative. The effect of the digital art is immediate, including the possibility to post it instantly on the web" His "Posters", created by assembling graphic techniques, photography and computer graphics, have received international awards. A conceptual pathway, oriented to a deep reflection on the communicative possibilities of the new digital processing means. www.marcolla.it

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

Proceeds Support:

Proceeds support the Anti-Defamation League, the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. We Were Strangers Too is a collection of designs showing how diverse and universal the refugee experience truly is.

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Artist Statement

The rights to have an employment, the economic crisis, the solidarity, the nonviolence, the preservation of the environment: the subjects and inspirations of Marcolla’s cartoons come from the current news. “Watching television, talking to people, listening to a joke” this is how the artist from Trento finds an opportunity to grab the pen (and the mouse) in his hand and to represent the reality “in a way that make people think, and also smile, although sometimes I deal with very serious issues”. — Tomaso Marcolla