The 70s Are Alive in Bold, Colourful Silhouettes | Tuesday Insta Illustrator
Olimpia Zagnoli's artwork would pair nicely with T.Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get It On)".
With T. Rex and Thin Lizzy among her favorite artists, Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli's feel like a relic of the 70s with a sleek, modern update. Present are the vibrant blocks of colors of the psychedelic and disco aesthetics, but she brings post-iPhone minimalism to her silhouetted depictions of the every day. She often works on commission for The New York Times, The Guardian, or Vanity Fair, and many of her drawings are aimed at the human condition dissected in those publications. When she's not illustrating for major media outlets, Zagnoli has been trying her hand at music videos, including a colorful, Pop art romp for Green Like July's "Moving To The City."
Her personal sketches are taking on a Cubist flatness that packs volumes about the multi-dimensionality of her subjects, and she's also dipped her toes into abstract oil painting by incorporating different materials like silver foil. All of these works pair nicely with upbeat songs like "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" or "The Boys Are Back in Town," which you can bounce to as you peruse her catalog in the Instagrams below.