illustration by Jonathan Calugi


By Terri Stone






1. Describe yourself and your work. I’m a guy from Pistoia who works with images that fall in the middle of illustration, graphics, design, and art. I play basketball, have two cats, many dreams, a green bike, black eyes and hair. Time and people have made me like I am today. From point zero to point zero.

2. How did you get started? My girlfriend told me to put some of my stuff online, a blog reposted it, I had no idea what was happening, and before I understood what an illustrator or graphic designer was, I started to get commissions.  

3. What piece of work best represents you and why? Maybe none of them. Maybe all of them. I do what I do because it’s the only thing I can do. In the past, friends told me that my work represents me a lot: line, connection, face, and so on, and so on. 

4. What are you into currently? One-line work. Primitive work and sculpture. Less color—like, less than one. Shape, and writing without words. 

5. Which three things have you learned that young creatives should know? 

Love what you do! Do it with passion and things will happen.

Use less things—less color, less shape, less less less.

And the last one, it’s my favorite. The last time I saw my grandfather, he told me the best thing you can do. Life, it’s so easy. He got a pen and with just two dots and a line, he drew a big smile. This is the best thing you can do.

5¼. Favorite color? Yellow, yellow, and yellow. But on a cloudy day, yellow.

5½. Favorite website?, Artsy,, and the Google News page.

5¾. Pet peeve? When people start to talk just about their work. I don’t like the circle of people where everyone is similar to the other one. And I don’t like people who say, “I don’t like it” before they try it. 

September 9, 2014

Original Artwork Jonathan Calugi