Anna Lanaro illustrator, sometimes graphic designer, always a passionate cook.

Anna, born 1989, dividing herself between graphic design, illustration and her kitchen. Just graduated in Communication and Graphic Design at ISIA Urbino, soon looking for somewhere to travel to. You can always find me at lanaro.anna [at] .

La terra è bassa / thesis project / 2014

First issue of a magazine concerning environmentally conscious realities in my territory. This issue is about organic farmers following farm-to-table rules. The project will be soon released both online and in printed form, updates coming soon.

“'Eating is an agricultural act', as Wendell Berry famously said. It is also an ecological act, and a political act, too”

– Michael Pollan

felicità / illustration / 2012

An illustrated booklet. I took inspiration from an article in COLORS magazine to design this brief story about happiness. Scratched acrilic on acetate and watercolour.

“We don’t have sun, we need to be ready for the dark”

– Finnish ice swimmers

ricette / illustration / 2012

An illustrated cookbook I have drawn for my first year illustration course, with ms. Chiara Carrer. All illustrations are hand drawn with ink and watercolour.

“Cooking is like love: it should be entered into with abandon or not at all”

– Harriet Van Horne

r.s.v.p. / illustration and graphics / 2010

A de-contextualised wedding invitation for a very unusual couple. Designed while working at Cacao design, Milano.

“When love is not madness, it is not love”

– Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Così lontano, così vicino / editorial project / 2013

Re-contestualization of a masterpiece by Mimmo Castellano, photographer and graphic designer, titled "Paese Lucano". We had the luck to meet him personally, and to have his original pictures available to re-edit his photo book. Our aim was to combine his pictures with quotes and old prints regarding Southern Italy, so that, all together, they made up a sort of encyclopedian work. Group work with Veronica Maccari, Martina Micheli and Valentina Rocchetti.

“This operation would have given new life to those object lying in farmers' houses, and to those incredible landscapes which I discovered as treasures, and that I greedily stored in my pictures”

– Mimmo Castellano about Paese Lucano

gatto nero / research booklet and posters / 2013

A series of posters which points out particular aspects of the life of graphic design students and a self-bound booklet to introduce them. With a little irony, and a good background research on italian anarchic propaganda, this is the result.

“Less grids, more grills”

curly / school project / 2011

We have been asked to create a catalogue for an anonymous design abject. Me and Adelaide Imperato have chosen a swiss potato peeler, and developed a whole context around it. Thanks to Giorgio Fanecco for helping us.

“The place I like best in this world is the kitchen. No matter where it is, no matter what kind, if it’s a kitchen, if it’s a place where they make food, it’s fine with me”

– Banana Yoshimoto, Kitchen