It’s not every day that you see a moose, so how can we draw one if we can’t really remember what it looks like? Well, that’s easy, we just use our imagination. Throughout the pages of Is this a moose?, you can see many different interpretations of the animal: large and small, realistic or stylised, with lots of horns or many legs. Some are invisible and some are chubby, others can swim and some can even fly. Andrea Antinori’s book lets the imagination run wild with this strange animal, with the aim of helping both adults and youngsters understand how we can have fun by changing the appearance of things in a million different ways using just our imagination.
Andrea Antinori was born in Recanati in 1992 and he grew up in Bologna. He studied Graphic Design at the ISIA in Urbino, followed by a two-year course in Illustration during which he spent six months in Barcelona at the Escola Massana. Following the release of three works with the Milanese magazine Nurant, he started illustrating for a number of Italian publishing houses. He has worked with the Parisian gallery Les Artychauts since 2014, organising amongst other things the “Poissons en folie” workshop, which is aimed at children and focuses on the composition of images using stamps, which he will present in Fano in 2015. He also works with Chia Lab, a graphic design studio in Bologna, and with Libreria Francavillese, a small bookshop in Puglia.