Illustrator, graphic designer, musician, traveler, Fabio Consoli is certainly a restless soul, but perhaps it will not be necessary to label him once we’ll discover his creations.
Starting from Catania riding his bike he started to travel the world; the first stop is London, where he cultivated a passion for drawing by studying at the University of the Arts. He crossed the ocean and then moved to New York where he attended the Manhattan School of Arts and met Milton Glaser who advises him: “If you want to be an illustrator you have to find your style”.
But he prefers not to be tagged , and for these reason he continues to cycling and live other adventures that slowly will build his personal way of seeing things.
In the meantime he also dedicated space to music, composing soundtracks for the video stories of his travels, whose protagonists are his own drawings.
During these years he kept an illustrated diary on his Moleskine: stories, drawings and photos of the places and emotions experienced, conveyed on the Idrawaround blog.
So many are the stops along the journey but we know that in the end, we always come back home. In his land on the slopes of Etna he founded his studio, he teaches graphic design at the Abadir Art Academy and continues to work for international companies. His works have appeared in Print Magazine, Picame mag; he has also published two books, as an illustrator and writers.
After all this he is still not tired and we can do nothing but follow him, not necessarily by bike, and wait for his next story.
Discover a selection of his colorful works here below, follow him on Instagram.
Text by Giordana Bonanno