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You Are What You Love by Mauro Gatti

You Are What You Love by Mauro Gatti

Honey Adraque
March 17, 2015
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Love is a powerful emotion that many people can relate to the extent that it becomes a reflection of who we are. Now, we will be featuring designs of what you love is who you become. Read on and be inspired with these designs!

3 gentlemen, 3 curly moustaches and 3 cool hairstyles are the protagonists of this new personal project. When you love something, that something become a part of you. This is where I started to create this triptych, in honour of the 3 things that I love the most in my life: Nature, Pugs and Pizza.

- Mauro Gatti


It’s a personal project, I like to start from a simple idea like “I love mustaches and pugs” and turn it into something crazy, funny and memorable. Fun is my ultimate goal and for this specific project I challenged myself to focus on more than the single illustration that I usually do.

- Mauro Gatti


Everything starts with a single idea but no clues on when that idea will turn into something that I like. The next step is drawing until I see something good and then refining every single element that I pick out from various pages full of doodles. It's like using a chisel to sculpt a block of stone, removing the excess to reveal your original idea.

- Mauro Gatti


Even when everthing is digitalized, inside my computer and close to be finished, I leave space for changes and addiction, you never know when your creativity can come up with something new and exciting! My workflow is pretty simple: sketch on paper, I take a picture with my phone and transfer it to the computer, use the quick drawing on paper as a base and do all the work with my Cintiq and Photoshop.

- Mauro Gatti

About Mauro Gatti

Mauro Gatti is an all around creative guy, splashing around in illustration, creative direction, game design and all sorts of other fun stuff. His work is full of humor and his style is iconic and simple, inspired to the illustration of the 60's and 70's. He is always in the company of his inseparable bullmastiff Cyrus and his motto is “A smile is the cheapest way to be happy”. Over the last 10 years, he has been leading creative teams of designers, he funded an agency in Milan called Mutado and  he have made illustrations for apps, books and videos. Currently, he is working in Los Angeles as Digital Creative Director for StoryBots, a new brand of entertaining, educational content for children in a digital world created by JibJab. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile or website.

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