Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Sarah Mazzetti

Location:
Milan, Italy
Primary media:
Pencil, digital [Photoshop]
Education:
University of Bologna [communication Science, 2008]
Istituto Europeo di Design [illustration, 2010]
Major projects:
Ten Steps in the City cover illustration and comics [author/illustrator, Teiera, 2013]
Green Man Festival identity and poster illustration [2013]
Feltrinelli Universale Economica book covers [illustrator]
What is the most valuable piece of artistic advice you have ever received, and from who?
“My Italian teacher when I was in high school told me, ‘Well no I wouldn’t say it’s a beautiful book, but you have to read it; it’s unavoidable,’ or something like that. She used to distinguish beautiful, engaging books from unavoidable books, and obviously you needed to read all of them. Once when I was complaining about some Pavese book, she came to class with Justine by de Sade for me, so I could read something more ‘engaging’ when I was bored, but she told me to hide it from my parents. (Context: Cesare Pavese is a very important Italian writer and poet, but I used to not appreciate him when I was younger, while de Sade is…well de Sade. Justine is an erotic book in which a young girl gets raped, fucked, tortured and any sort of thing mostly by older men, basically.) She was very charming, and she instilled in me the idea that knowing things, being aware of what happened before you, is essential to understand the context you live and work in, whatever you’re doing.”
More:
Website/Teiera/Instagram

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti

Artist of the Day: Sarah Mazzetti