Camilla Falsini is an illustrator born and raised in Rome, where she still lives today.
After studying classics, she got her diploma in Illustration from IED in Rome and began working as an illustrator, collaborating with agencies, Italian and foreign publishers, companies, newspapers and magazines.
Her work is marked by clean lines, stylized shapes and strong, minimal colors, and ranges from editorial illustrations to large wall paintings, pieces of design and books.
She has also created installations, large-scale paintings, murals and sculptures, and has published three illustrated books.
Her work has been featured in many collective exhibitions (including exhibits at the Triennale in Milan and MACRO in Rome) and she has taken part in national and international street-art festivals.
She is proud to have worked with Corriere della Sera, Nike and Adidas, Lavazza, Comune di Roma, and Rizzoli, to name just a few.
Every two months, BASE welcomes an artist selected alongside Illustri, an association that brings together established and up-and-coming illustrators. The artists spend a week with us, staying at casaBASE, working in the burò, BASE’s project house, and getting involved in life at BASE and the initiatives underway. The creative output of the residency then becomes the poster for the BASE magazine.
The idea came from BASE’s many-sided nature. There are various levels of interpretation: by looking at the two characters – the Body and the Rebirth – other characters reveal themselves one detail at a time. Head, torso and feet are animated by different shapes and – just like the Dadaist Cadavre Exquis – the pieces can be reassembled in almost countless combinations.
The hand on the cover is an invitation to let your ideas take shape, to make, build and cultivate your own resources in complexity.
My posterzine is an invitation to play: cut the poster up into six pieces and put together your own totem, your own Monster-Guide for September’s return to normal life.