After participating to Solo in Cartolina call for illustrators, we were asked by Creative Fighers to create a special postcard for Refugees Welcome, a NGO that helps refugees find families willing to host them.
The concept was based on a quote from Italo Calvino Invisible Cities:
“Il vento, venendo in città da lontano, le porta doni inconsueti, di cui s'accorgono solo poche anime sensibili, come i raffreddati del fieno, che starnutano per pollini di fiori d'altre terre.”
that we found great to express about how the influence from far away countries can be a powerful enrichment to our land and our culture. We started from the idea of "flowers from other lands" and the depicted an enlarged family sitting on a couch, in a welcoming environment, sorrounded by luxuriant inflorescences, used as a metaphor for a culturally prosperous society.