Ricardo Cavolo
101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die (Hardcover)

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Hardcover, 232 pages. Nobrow Press; Tra edition (September 15, 2015). English. THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A graphic novel in the form of Ricardo Cavolo’s personal diary, which follows the story of music through 101 essential artists; from Bach to Radiohead, to Amy Winehouse, Nirvana and Daft Punk. With over one hundred uniquely colorful illustrations and handwritten text, lists, notes, and personal anecdotes this is a book to delight in. Ricardo Cavolo is fast becoming recognized as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of Spain. He was previously art director at several advertising agencies before he realized his colorful tattooed beings and iconography should be shown to the world. His illustrations offer a wide range of narratives that invite the viewer to relate and form a notion of the subject. He has done commercial illustrations for Y&R, Leo Burnett, Urban Outfitters, Converse, and Nike. He now lives in Brighton.

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Illustrator Ricardo Cavolo is a Spanish artist based in Barcelona. His eclectic international style is based on relationships with folk art, traditional and modern tattoo culture, European religious imagery and the tribal arts. Ranging from paper to murals, Cavolo's pieces are always created using a strong and vibrant colour palette. His portfolio features public murals and art exhibitions across the globe from Paris to Moscow and Mexico City to Hong Kong.

Cavolo, both an artist and storyteller, utilizes art as a complex narrative to depict characters and their experiences across time. With a main focus on portraiture, these depictions propel protagonists to champion their unique tales.
Referencing religious and historical fiction illustrations, his use of symmetry and symbolism connect to a modern and playful audience. Notably Cavolo's body of work includes illustrations, publications, fashion collaborations and a wide variety of commissioned works.