Olimpia Zagnoli

Olimpia Zagnoli is an Italian illustrator.
Olimpia Zagnoli
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Olimpia is an Italian illustrator born into an artistic family in Milano. She drives a Vespa and has large round glasses, but the main thing is that she can, and does, draw like nothing you've ever seen before. One with prodigious skills, and a doppio espresso.

Although she will admit to being influenced by Bruno Munari, Paul Rand and the other usual suspects, she creates super fresh shapely shapes, completely new voluptuous forms, in her own clean palette of brights and darks.

After graduating from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan in 2006, Zagnoli burst upon the New York media scene in a colorful cloud of charm, humor, and easy-to-work-with energy in 2008. She then proceeded to take The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and the New York subway system by talented storm.

Zagnoli's bright visions pop up -and sometimes out- in all the best places, including Fendi, Apartamento MagazineThe Guggenheim Museum, and the G train. She thinks fast, draws faster, and eats spaghetti like a lady.

Along with her father she has designed a line of objects, called Clodomiro, including plates, shirts and scarves, some of which are just plain naughty, and all of which are delightful.