| Italian Desserts Illustrations, Including delicious staples like Cannolo Siciliano, Tiramisù, and Panna Cotta, by Illustrator and Artist Yaansoon |
This is one of 3 illustrated collections commissioned by the Italian Trade Agency – ITA (Agenzia ICE) in October 2018, to promote Made-in-Italy agri-food products. The Italian desserts illustrations you see here feature some of Italy’s most iconic sweet offerings.
In a previous portfolio entry, I mention how in 2018 I won a request for proposal (RFP) floated by the Italian Trade Agency – ITA, inviting select design agencies and independent illustrators to place their bids and explain their overall vision for the project. Having won the RFP, I produced 3 illustrated collections featuring Italian desserts, Italian cheese, and Italian pasta.
This Italian desserts artwork is in celebration of the Italian Culinary Week 2018 (aka Italian Cuisine Week, and World Week of Italian Cuisine), which translates into Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel mondo in Italian. For a more elaborate account on the deliverables of this project, please see this portfolio entry.
This illustrated collection includes 12 illustrations of some of Italy’s famous Italian pastries, cakes, biscuits, and frozen delights, and they are:
Cannolo Siciliano, Cassata, Tiramisù, Panna Cotta, Biscotti, Sfogliatella, Panforte, Crostata, Panettone, Torrone, and Gelato.
Check out the Italian cheese illustrations, another illustrated collection commissioned by the Italian Trade Agency – ITA.
12 Shapes of Pasta
There’s a 3rd illustrated collection to check out and it’s the Italian pasta collection, featuring 12 of Italy’s most popular pastas.
Client: The Italian Trade Agency – ITA (Agenzia ICE).
About Client: ITA is a governmental agency, directly linked to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Ministero degli affari esteri e della cooperazione internazionale – MAECI). At the time of this project, the agency was administratively part of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (Ministero dello sviluppo economico – MISE). The agency’s full name in Italian is: Agenzia per la promozione all’estero e l’internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane. ITA/ICE has offices in 70 countries worldwide.
Year: Oct – Nov 2018
Illustration Technique: I created these Italian desserts illustrations using a Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 tablet with the help of digital ink brushes on Adobe Photoshop, and the ArtFlow app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 smart tablet. I then scanned analogue professional-grade watercolour washes and incorporated them into the illustrations digitally. The black hand-lettering was made using custom digital ink brushes in Adobe Photoshop.