Maps & Co. by freelance art director and illustrator Francesco Poroli, is an illustration for DOVE, a monthly national Italian magazine about travel. Fasten your seat belt and let’s travel around the world.
The Maps project is a collection of maps published by “Dove”, the most important travel magazine in Italy.
I tried to adapt my colorful, geometric and vector style to a language like the maps’ one. So, I needed to be very precise with geography and very simple in illustrating spots (monuments, attractions and co) Since it’s a commissioned work, it came with a very detailed brief and lots of photographic references I had to stick on.
Maybe, the first thing to me is to try and “speak with their voices”. I see lots of copies around. And that’s the worst thing that can happen: what’s the point in stealing someone else work? Go deep, work hard, keep on trying and find your own style.
about Francesco Poroli
Francesco Poroli is from Milan, Italy. he’s a freelance illustrator and art director since 2000. During his last years he has worked with magazines like The NYTimes Magazine, Wired, Glamour, IL-Intelligence in Lifestyle and many other italian publications, beyond clients like NBA, adidas, google and more. See more of his work at Behance or at his website.