Cheers to all! The new year 2014 is about to come. I would like to wish you a year full of joy, happiness and success.
Playing around with the London Underground Map is always a joy for a creative mind. This time I decided to send out my happy new year message through it. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out all the colored lines in the map if you are spending your holiday time in London this year.
Visiting the beautiful city of Caltagirone in Sicily just before Christmas was quite an experience. Not only for the breathtaking scenery from top of the 142-steps monumental Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte but also because of the numerous nativity scenes (presepe in Italian) exhibitions all around the city and in churches.
Nativity scenes are art objects in the form of small mockups, representing the birth of Jesus. These exhibitions happen mainly around Christmas time.
What was very interesting for me about the nativity scenes in Caltagirone was the fact that how serious people take them and how many different versions you can find. It is no more about the old time and ancient atmosphere. People are trying to be more creative with the idea. It became more modern and universal. I saw the mockup of the Chinese wall, the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty and many other places which no longer represent the birth of Jesus, or maybe now it is more about universality of him!
Giffoni Film Festival runs an international creative contest for the creation of a poster for the 44th edition of Giffoni Film Festival in July 2014. The theme for the contest was BE DIFFERENT.
Difference is what makes something beautiful, the ability to tiptoe above the crowd. There is no greatness without difference. It is indeed through difference that we learn about the gift of art, strength and creation. Being different is a burden that each and every youth carries within. If being like others is comforting because belonging to a group, a family a society where everyone is the same is comforting, diffrenece is perceived as a problem, a limit, a punishment whereas, it is the opposite, an infinite potential of reinvention.
This was my main idea for the creation of my poster! To be different and to stand out.