Born in Alghero, graduated in Modern Literature – history of spectacle in Florence. From almost 8 years I worked as critic, graphic designer and illustrator for the magazine Hystrio. Also I cured the imagine of the International Balzan Foundation. Since 2009 I’m one of founders and the director of Mimaster Illustrazione, Milan, Italy. Since 2017 I'm the curator of the Illustrators Survival Corner at the BCBF (Bologna) CCBF (Shanghai) MICBF (Moscow) In 2019 I'm the co-author of The Illustrated Survival Guide, book series edited by Corraini In 2021 I designed, written and illustrated the book GOD SAVE THE QUEEN for Centauria publisher Awards: AI website, 2008; Annual 38-2019, 39-2020, 40-2021, 41-2022 Communication Arts Award of Excellence, 2008 NY SOI Annual 58, 59, 60, 61 3x3 Annual 13, Book Annual 15; 16; 17;18;19 CQ Journal 50 (online), 53 (journal)
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INterview with Ivan Canu:
From winning recognition at age four in Sardinia, to his degree in modern literature, he has always loved to combine his interests in art and literature. Entranced by books and magazines his parents brought home to the early influences of Disney to Japanese anime to the golden age of Italian illustration to the everlasting influences of Ferenc Pintér, Canu’s wok as author, critic, art director, graphic designer, illustrator, and educator engage many avenues that make his art stand out.
Interview by Vaishali Dinakaran, 3X3mag.com - Issue 28