Name

Born

Location

Hairiness

Born

1992

Location

Recanati (MC)

Hairiness

1

Born in March 17, 1992 Andrea spends his childhood on an armchair, which he doesn’t abandon until the coming of age. At twenty-seven and a half years old he leaves marine anthropology studies to focus on his biggest passion: armchairs. Today, Andrea works worldwide as armchair tester, also testing private armchairs of very famous people, such as Queen Elizabeth, David Letterman and Osama Bin Laden. In May 1983 he is called to review the main character (an armchair) of the movie Trading Places.

Born

1990

Location

Cremona

Hairiness

100

Born next to a cornfield in the deep Pianura Padana on a moist morning in May. She likes drawings, tiny writings and sociopathy. Having fog inside herself, she arrives in Urbino where she finds more fog and gets back home. She adopts a cat: a tabby with some pink on its fur. She always postpones the beautician and a swim. She trusts in a feline and happy future.

Born

1991

Location

Faenza (RA)

Hairiness

10

Born in the early ’90s in the deepest forests of Romagna, he grows up along with piadas “dessain” and Sangiovese, running after roe deers through the badlands. He eventually bumps into curiosity for the outer world and starts his adventure around the globe for a couple of years. Back from the Australian bushes, he devotes himself to the preparation of an intense melting pot of graphic design and illustration with a particular obsession for drawing letters.

Born

1993

Location

Perugia

Hairiness

7

Born in the countryside of Perugia, she grows up mainly in Rome and Urbino where she graduates in Illustration with a project called Cicero, an illustrated manual about figures of speech. She has a balloon shaped head and therefore needs to be careful for it not to fly away. Sometimes she ties it to a pencil, to a camera or to a Murakami’s book.

Born

1990

Location

Sassuolo (MO)

Hairiness

99

Illustrator and animator based in Bologna. Graduated at ISIA Urbino, since 2014 he works as a freelance author creating animated videos and artworks for Italian and international editors, magazines and for the music industry. Winner of the second edition of Premio Ronzinante, of the third edition of Torino’s That’s A Mole and of the TINALS illustration contest in 2016. He has recently published two illustrated books for children with Carthusia Edizioni.

Born

1992

Location

Sora (FR)

Hairiness

99

Bananaz’s body is 70% water, a bit of social anxiety and OCD disorder. Nevertheless, she’s not obsessed with order. Her life is like a Pollock canvas: no one understands a shit. She would like to live in a Vaporwave world made of neon lights and hellenic statues.

Born

1990

Location

Lecce

Hairiness

80

Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce, he moves to continue his studies at ISIA Urbino. He’s not likely to talk. He prefers to communicate with gestures, signs and twisted lines. Sometimes he says everything, sometimes nothing.

Born

1991

Location

Isernia

Hairiness

100

Born in Molise and adopted Campanian, he graduates in Graphics at the Academy of Fine arts in Florence and pursues his studies at ISIA Urbino, attending the illustration class. He loves colours and draws mainly people, feelings and stories about yesterday, today and never. Currently based in Bologna but dreaming about Naples.

Born

1991

Location

Palermo

Hairiness

20

Giulia discovers from an early age that she loves building things — from bridges for ants to chairs and lamps —, so she graduates in Industrial Design. What she really loves, though, is drawing. She feels happier without numbers, rulers and compasses, so she flies to Urbino to attend the Illustration class at ISIA. Now she lives in Bologna, her bookcase is full of books, she has a fireplace and a garden where she usually draws a lot. The only thing she hasn’t got yet is a bike. Meanwhile, she keeps building things and drawing too.

Born

1989

Location

Rovereto (TN)

Hairiness

90

Born and raised within Trentino’s mountains, little Alice dreams about being a painter since her childhood. That’s why she migrates to Urbino where she attends the Academy of Fine Arts and then ISIA. She doesn’t become a painter but never stops drawing. The call of the mountain is so strong that you can now find her wandering through the woods, searching for fossils, stones, plants and new inspiration for her projects.

Born

1984

Location

Trani (BT)

Hairiness

4

Born in Trani in 1984, he came closer to Illustration after his graduation in design, publishing his first book for the spanish publishing house OQO Editora in 2012. He collaborates with magazines and daily newspapers and he has published a variety of books in Italy and  abroad, translated in six languages. In 2017 takes part at the exposition GiroGiroTondo-Design for Children at the Milan’s Triennale. He’s a member of the collective Risograph Patate & Cozze.

Born

1992

Location

Noci (BA)

Hairiness

80

Born as far back as 1992, she grows up in southern Italy in the province of Bari. She immediately understands that she has to move elsewhere to design things. After high school she decides to design chairs so she migrates to graduate in Industrial Design. Her messy nature and her love for drawing push her to Urbino to study Illustration at ISIA. Beyond the fog, the hills and the boredom she meets a lot of nice people. Naturally genuine, eternal procrastinator and addicted to anxiety, she is deeply in love with animals, parmigiana, drawing and doing stuff.

Born

1991

Location

Roma

Hairiness

1

Born in Rome in 1991, he works for ATAC and public railways until the age of 18, while cultivating his passion for cockfighting. Tired of loud swears caused by Roman traffic, he moves to Valencia where he gets to know Mercadona — a well-known supermarket chain sexually attracting him because of its jingle. One day he has a bad morning and decides to go to ISIA Urbino to attend the Illustration class. He meets a lot of cool people and starts building totems around Italy while stealing Muji’s 0.38 gel pens town after town.

Born

1991

Location

Carrara (MS)

Hairiness

75

Born in Carrara but immediately dreaming about Florence, where she graduates in Graphics. After that she decides to go to the small town of Urbino, where she continues her studies in the field of Illustration. She has the memory span of a goldfish and is addicted to coffee. She draws mainly coloured spots that become people or animals or seasides or are immediately trashed.

Born

1991

Location

Forlì (FC)

Hairiness

72

Born in the ’90s straight in the heart of the low Pianura Padana. It may be — or may be not — that because of the constant fog she is obsessed with halftones — the nice ones, like those you can admire on a Morandi canvas or on flesh-coloured tattoos. After her graduation in Painting, she continues to mess with colours but she decides to give herself to illustration, another kind of art to get pleasantly along with.

Born

1990

Location

Trieste

Hairiness

69

Born in 1990, she boasts a large variety of nicknames — such as Buby, Bubus, Motti, Motta, Marm, Marmotta, Marmitta — which she uses to sign the storyboards of well-known movies like “Gone with the Womb”, “Combining business with porn”, and “Tits for tat”. In the free time she illustrates the prestigious magazine “Watchtowel”.

Born

1991

Location

Republic of San Marino

Hairiness

52

Juta is Simone Rastelli. 1991 — Republic of San Marino. His brother names him Juta a lot of time ago: Jutanasia is the name of the metal band his cousin plays in and he starts calling him like that to have a laugh at first. They later find out that the correct spelling is Youthanasia, which is a Megadeath album. Which basically means “euthanasia of young people” — quite a sad name for a band. Almost as sad as someone who writes his own biography in the third person.

Born

1990

Location

Assisi (PG)

Hairiness

12

Martoz was born in Assisi in 1990. Comic book artist, illustrator and street artist, he is active in the field of self-publishing with projects curated with Lab.Aquattro (such as Parade and Crisma) and several other collaborations (B Comics, Squame, Lucha Libre, Inuit, Lok Zine). He is the author of Remi Tot in Stunt for MalEdizioni, thanks to which he wins the Boscarato Award as “Tell-all Author” at TCBF in 2015. In 2017 he collaborates with Canicola Edizioni for two comic books: Amore di Lontano and La mela mascherata. He has exhibited his works in Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, New York, Paris, Moscow and at the Comicon of Neaples.

Born

1993

Location

Cantù (CO)

Hairiness

42

Edoardo was born blessed in 1993, under the shark sign in the year of the cedar rooster. In Brianza he is known as “the dragon”: he puts a lot of trust in this nickname and hopes for it to catch on in the rest of Italy and in the world. Waiter by trade but drawer in the free time. His works were exhibited in MACBA in Barcelona once and he won numerous contests, but the best thing he did in life was collaborating with PELO.

Born

1991

Location

Sora (FR)

Hairiness

86

Directly from Jesus Christ’s navel, better called Sora — “a place where nothing ever happens” —, she moves to Rome where everything happens and where she even graduates in Industrial Design. Always open to new experiences, she decides to face a seclusive life attending Illustration at ISIA Urbino. She concludes that she prefers the chaos of the city and with a last-minute Erasmus she goes to Barcelona where she still lives and works.

Born

1991

Location

Eraclea Mare (VE)

Hairiness

84

She’s a true seaside girl grown up with iodine and ice cream. She loves the sea and pine forests but only when you’are not around. After three years of Visual Arts in Venice she gets closer to Illustration because yes, she likes the world of art, but maybe she prefers drawing — or maybe not, she doesn’t know yet. Anyway, she’s doing it right now and she likes it a lot.

Born

1993

Location

Roma

Hairiness

84

Yo guys I’m Emanuele Oliveri, born under the sign of Ursa Major. I’m a kitten, Magnotta, Satan and death metal lover. As a kid I used to draw the letter E with six lines and I still prefer it that way. I understood that I would draw in my life when I accidentally started working as a detergent salesman and most of my costumers were priest and nuns, yeah. My favorite person is Frank Zappa.

Born

1991

Location

Genova

Hairiness

92

Giulietta was born in Genoa between the sea and narrow alleys. She never stops, neither with her body nor with her mind. Never precise, careless and confused about everything. She isn’t afraid about getting dirty, she messes up everyday and something good comes out sometimes. One meter and a half of energy, she adores warm colours, dancing and cous cous. She always cuts her hair because she’s in love with her egg-shaped head.

Born

1991

Location

València

Hairiness

50

Born and raised in a small town in the province of Alicante, Spain, she starts her artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of Valencia in 2009. After a year spent at the FH Mainz, Germany, she goes back to Valencia to graduate in Graphic and Engraving Art. After that she decides to move to Italy to continue her studies at ISIA Urbino. She loves cold weather, snowy landscapes and mythological creatures. Urbino has given her a lot of satisfaction in this regard.

Born

1991

Location

Bogliasco (GE)

Hairiness

44

Born in 1991 in Genoa, she lives in the nice and sunny city of Bogliasco between fishermen and tanned surfers. She graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts of Genoa and decides to pursue her studies at ISIA Urbino where her passion for illustration makes her forget that a) she is isolated from the world, b) there’s no sea, c) in Norway sunny days are more frequent. That’s the power of illustration.

Born

1991

Location

Mestre (VE)

Hairiness

11

She leaves home to distance herself from her Malefika mom, dumps Milan because moving from one place to another requires too much ground to cover, lands in Urbino to be again in contact with nature. She doesn’t find that either, but instead meets a lot of nice illustrators… She is stuck in the Graphic design class, though. Never a joy.

Born

1990

Location

Cagli (PU)

Hairiness

50

She spends two years studying Biological Science, but eventually decides to hand her passion for the natural world over to the artistic field. She first graduates in Graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino and after that majors in Illustration at ISIA. When she is not drawing you can find her taking long walks through the woods, treasuring her cat’s whiskers and dreaming about Bernese Mountain dogs.

Born

1991

Location

Civitanova Marche (MC)

Hairiness

80

Born between the hills in Central Italy in the warm summer of 1991. She starts her career drawing stories about her cats’ clandestine activities. She graduates in Architecture, works as intern in Ascoli Piceno’s town planning branch and decides that it won’t be her future. So she moves to Urbino, takes exams, talks with dinosaurs and continues drawing stories.

Born

1993

Location

Bologna

Hairiness

30

Born in 1993 in Bologna. After being exiled from his city for crashing into one of the two towers, Marco goes searching for fortune in Las Vegas, but doesn’t find it. He learns boxing with kangaroos and moves to Urbino where he’s doing an intensive ping pong training, his new raison d’être. He has high hopes in receiving an olympic medal in 2020 with his partner Mauro T., who is now in exotic places to improve his “Schiacciata del Sole”. An invincible blow. Meanwhile he draws, but only if he listens to cinema at the radio.

Born

1988

Location

Terlizzi (BA)

Hairiness

30

Half from Puglia, half from Romagna, a giant adventurer who finds in drawing the way to escape from reality. After a degree in Electronics and 5 months in Criminology he decides to change his fate graduating in Fine Arts at the Academy in Bologna and in Illustration at ISIA Urbino. He loves the psyche, trips and psyche’s trips.

Born

1989

Location

Palermo

Hairiness

69

Born and raised between sea and mountains. He draws since the childhood so pencil and sheet are part of him as life companions. After the artistic high school he gets his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design in Palermo. Not having enough of it, he still wants to draw and eventually moves to Urbino where he finally starts illustrating steadily.

Born

1992

Location

Sondrio

Hairiness

40

She grows up portraying cows and sheep living between the Alps near Switzerland. After the artistic high school she decides to cross the border and she studies graphic design in Lugano for three years. She returns back to Italy to study Illustration in Urbino and undertakes a short erasmus in Paris. After the graduation she is again together with cows and sheep while waiting for a new trip around the globe.

Born

1992

Location

Arzignano (VI)

Hairiness

75

Born in Vicenza 25 years ago, his passion for drawing leads him to the Academy of Fine Arts in Verona. He is currently majoring in Illustration at ISIA Urbino. His drawings demonstrate his deep love for anatomy, caricatures and details, all of which he tries to mix in a twist of rich and delightful lines.