Conceptual illustrations that get political for Austria by Francesco Ciccolella

These delicious, conceptual illustrations by Francesco Ciccolella continue to firmly place the Vienna-based illustrator as one of the most exciting talents to explode onto the creative scene this year. Depicting various sociopolitical topics, they were crafted for the Austrian Chamber of Labour.

If you've not yet heard of Francesco, then allow me to introduce you. He only graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in early 2015, and has made quite the name for himself thanks to his popular thesis project – an animated and interactive travel essay about a day he spent in Myanmar. It proved so successful that Francesco is now working with lots of editorial clients like the Guardian, Financial Times, Monocle, Zeit Campus and Fast Company, among many others.

Speaking of his work, he said: "I like to think that as a creative mind one does not have to limit himself by working solely in a certain genre. Instead, one can apply the way of thinking and solving problems to a variety of projects, both commercial and personal."

To see more of Francesco's work, check out his portfolio at

Via direct submission | Images courtesy of Francesco Ciccolella


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