I love Toni Demuro‘s illustrations – how can you not. They’re beautiful; so well designed, bold, striking, idiosyncratic and unique. Yes, I think unique and original are the words to best describe his work. Perhaps his style is due to the fact that he has never trained as an illustrator, was never institutionalised. Infact I believe the only training he’s had is a painting and decorating course. I’ve read that he’s also rather reclusive and tries to minimise his exposure to other artists and influences as he believes that his work is a manifestation of his state of mind – it comes from within, not from without.
His blog has very little to say except for an oblique Italian metaphor; ‘Dire di sé è come mordere i pneumatici delle auto in corsa’ which in google language means; ‘Say of himself is like biting the tires of racing cars’. I have no idea what that means except that he obviously likes his illustrations to do the talking.
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