Riccardo Guasco is an Italian illustrator and painter, born in Alessandria. He loves old posters from the 1930s, Picasso, Depero, Tofano, Russian Suprematism, Cubism, and old-school heroic cycling.
Obsessed with the poster as a means of communication that helps us to learn about image, Guasco blends poetry with irony to create illustrations that make your eyes smile. His work has been featured in advertising campaigns, magazines, and books, as well as on ships and bikes. He is proud to have worked with The New Yorker, Los Angeles Magazine, Eni, Greenpeace, Emergency, Vanity Fair, Rai, Poste Italiane, L’Espresso, Architectural Digest, Selle Royal and many more.
Every two months BASE houses an artist selected by 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 Milano’s project house, and getting involved in life at BASE and the initiatives underway. The creative outcome of the residency then becomes the poster for the BASE magazine.