Conceptual Illustration by Francesco Bongiorni

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Francesco Bongiorni is an Italian freelance illustrator whose clients have included the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and Business Week. Based in Madrid,  Francesco creates minimalist, conceptual illustrations that are often used to enhance an article, book, or other published work. Recently, Bongiorni completed a book cover design for the book  Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Transforming the City: SpY’s Urban Interventions

Here on Visual News we’ve covered artwork which seemingly transforms the urban environment, from digital reworking to finely crafted models these scenes create surreal scenes which demand a bit of exploration to make sense of… or realize they just don’t make sense. Madrid based street artist SpY does something all of these examples neglect: he does it for real.

Freaky Friendly Monsters in a Retro World

From the imaginative mind of Madrid based illustrator Juan Carlos Paz (aka Bakea) comes an endearing world of very friendly freaks. Whether he’s illustrating, building or drawing, his works feature a familiar current: near cuddly creatures with no shortage of yellow, googly eyes. His surrealistic creations are in no way scary, but rather like the characters you’d find in Monsters Inc. – ready to make you laugh and be your buddy.

Little Dreamers: Ethereal Visions of a Childlike Land

How often do you dream of being a child again? Living in a world populated by mystical tame animals, flying boxes of your own creation and colors that are only as realistic as you see them? 22 year old Dara Scully might be from Madrid Spain, but her heart is firmly rooted in the arboreal forests of northern Sweden, far from civilization and its lack of child-like fantasy and imagination.

The Beauty of Flooded Architecture

Imagine the sea rising above the worlds most breathtaking architecture: our cathedrals, our museums that hold our masterpieces from centuries ago, being destroyed with the rage of crashing waves. Imagine the ocean flooding an entire opera house or a swamped ballroom with delicate Swarvoski chandeliers dangling above the water. Spanish artist Pablo Genovés uses a collage style mixed with digital photography to give us a different perspective on an apocalyptic future. It makes one consider the fact that our art and our architecture is fragile – regardless of our intentions and actions to preserve the past. You can view more of Genovés creations on his website and in exhibitions around Europe and the U.S.