• Rubens Cantuni. Born in 1982 in Genoa – Italy. I have Pantone 4485 C eyes and Pantone Process Black C hair.
    My work is influenced by a multitude of different sources. From japanese imaginary and culture to pop and street art, from tattoos to pop surrealism, movies and comics.
    I worked for several start-ups and independent fashion brands as well as big multinational companies, such as Nike, Hasbro and WWE.
    I focus mainly on character design and typography (but I like to be challenged with new projects), with a personal, colorful and rich in contrasts style. My work as been described as cute, but sometimes disturbing, funny, but slightly sexy.
    I love to work in vectors as much as I love pizza.
     
    ルーベンス カントゥニ 1982年、イタリア・ジェノヴァ生まれ。目の色はPantone 4485、髪の色はPantone process Black C。
    作品は多様なソースから成り立っており、それらは日本のイマジナリーと文化をポップアートとストリートアートに転換させ、あるいはタトゥーアートをシュールレアリズムへ変貌させている。
    クライアントは新興企業や自営のファッションブランドに限らず、世界規模の企業、例をあげるならばNIKE、HasbroやWWE等のプロジェクトも手がけている。
    仕事の焦点は主にユニークでカラフル、コントラストの強いキャラクターデザインとタイポグラフィである(とはいえ、プロジェクトによってそれらを変える必要があることを歓迎している)。作品のイメージはカワイイと言われることが多いが、それらは時には不穏で、あるいは愉快で、それでいて少しセクシーさを漂わせる。
    ベクターによる作業を愛しており、その思いはピザに対する愛にすら匹敵する。
  • Featuring magazines
    掲載された雑誌
     
    Ottagono -  issue 271 - June 2014
    Ottagono - issue 269 - April 2014
    Vogue Japan - April 2013
    Advanced Creation (France) - “Illustrator special issue” – October 2012
    Digital Artist - “Renmen project” – May 2011
    Computer Arts Projects - “Japanese design issue” – January 2011 (#145)
    Computer Arts Projects - “Character design issue” – August 2010 (#139)
    Digital Artist - “2010 Creative hotlist” – January
  • Featuring books
    掲載された本
     
    Graphic Design x 100 - by Braun Publishing - June 2014
    Chois Package Vol. 6 - by Chois Publishing - February 2013
    Adobe Master Class: Illustrator - by Adobe Press - Dicember 2012
  • Events / Exhibitions
    イベント / 展覧会
     

    2014
    "House of VANS" exhibition - January 15 / January 17 (2014) - Berlin, Germany
     
    2013
    "Illustri" exhibition - December 14 / January 12 (2014) - Vicenza, Italy
    Bike Film Festival 2013 - "Cicli illustri" exhibition - 13/15 December - Milan, Italy
    Speaker at Adobe Illustrator User Group - Milan, Italy
    Speaker at Adobe Creative Days - May 23 - Milan, Italy
    Featured in day 2 opening video at Adobe MAX 2013 - Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles
     
    2012
    TentacleTrance: Slithering Sensuality in Illustration Influenced by Anime, Manga, and Gaming - Exhib. - Sept 28 / Oct 14 - Minneapolis College of Artand Design (US)
    The Shape Factory - Exhibition - October - Durban (South Africa)
    Iro Iro Pop - Exhibition - August 3/7 - Salt House, Brisbane (AUS)
    Bike Art is in the Air - Exhibition - September / December  - Athens International Airport
    Drop2 – Exhibition – June 16/17 - Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Creativity Day (as speaker) – Conference – March 9 – Milan
     
    2011
    Raw5 - September 1 - Islington Mill, Salford (Manchester)
    EasyJet Art exhibition in Milan underground – May 26 / June 30 – Milan
     
    2010
    DROP – Exhibition/Event – 1/2 May  – Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Luminous – Exhibition – 13th March/10th April  – Criciùma (Brazil)
    Rodrigo Del Papel – Exhibition – 30th March/10th April  Dune Café – Paris.
     
    2009
    BloodSweatVector exhibition @ West Berlin Gallery (Berlin) Nov 12/Dec 12
    Totem Project show – Athens Digital Week
    Cut&Paste – Milan (final)
    Swatch MTV Playground – (2 works selected for events around Asia and Europe)
Projects