“Try to travel on a wave in parallel to the ordinary dimension” – art and design by Matteo Baracco

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Matteo Baracco is an Italian artist and designer.

In working environment, I don’t like to define myself with a nickname. If I had to, I would probably call myself a traveler in the hyperspace. This is because hyperspace is an unknown dimension in which I can :ind inspiration, seeking for something new and traveling towards unexplored destinations.

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My works have been published on: La Stampa, The Holborn Magazine, World Economic Forum and Just Creative.

In this period, I’m working and collaborating with some magazines, above all foreign magazines. And many of my works are published online.

Origine Magazine A personal and academic project Art Direction Corporate Identity course.
Origine Magazine
A personal and academic project Art Direction Corporate Identity course.

Now, I’m attending the last year at university, (IAAD Institute of Art and Design). I began my path as an autodidact, then I got better thanks to education and general knowledge. I’ve always been fascinated by graphic design, since the early years of my life.

Origine Magazine A personal and academic project Art Direction Corporate Identity course.
Origine Magazine
A personal and academic project Art Direction Corporate Identity course.

I learned to compare myself with other people and I learned to communicate my thoughts through my work.

Dove ho visto te. A personal and academic project that I created with my girlfriend, Irene Galluzzo. Art Direction: Matteo Baracco Copywriting: Irene Galluzzo
Dove ho visto te.
A personal and academic project that I created with my girlfriend, Irene Galluzzo.
Art Direction: Matteo Baracco
Copywriting: Irene Galluzzo

My creative process stars from a concept, called instinct. Culture and knowledge are the key to face any kind of job. I think the best way to complete a job is using feelings and something that it’s part of me. People inspire me.

Dove ho visto te. A personal and academic project that I created with my girlfriend, Irene Galluzzo. Art Direction: Matteo Baracco Copywriting: Irene Galluzzo
Dove ho visto te.
A personal and academic project that I created with my girlfriend, Irene Galluzzo.
Art Direction: Matteo Baracco
Copywriting: Irene Galluzzo

The ability to observe is my personality trait. I like to transmit my emotions and feelings through illustrations. We are surrounded by words, thoughts and noises. The unknown is the thing that fascinates me the most.

Moreover last year, I found love, Irene. The true love. The most inspiring source is that sentimental.

Omaggi dalla Luna, Fabri Fibra. A personal project, illustration to honor the Italian rap singer Fabrizio Tarducci, aka Fabri Fibra.
Omaggi dalla Luna, Fabri Fibra.
A personal project, illustration to honor the Italian rap singer Fabrizio Tarducci, aka Fabri Fibra.

I start every work from a blank sheet of paper and a pencil. I also use paint-brushes, colored pastels and chalks, and paints. I love simple and manual things.

Afterwards, I use graphic software to carry out a project and to complete it in the most correct way.

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The Alan Parsons Project—Eye in the Sky, Album Re-Design. My personal and academic project for Art Direction course.

I usually work at home, in my little studio. All my projects arise and develop accompanied by a background music. Music has got a very important place in my creative process because it allows me to work with excellent sensory stimulus.

I often have to interact with other people, but I prefer working alone.

Something Happened Illustrations for The Holborn Magazine, The Scotland Issue (Issue 5). 1: inspired by The Third Policeman. "Obsessed by bicycles.”
Something Happened
Illustrations for The Holborn Magazine, The Scotland Issue (Issue 5).
1: inspired by The Third Policeman.
“Obsessed by bicycles.”

The only advice I would give is to try to travel on a wave in parallel to the ordinary dimension. People should try not to copy, but should reinterpret with their own abilities.

Instinct An academic project. Realization of a poster that represents an element of my creative process. In this case, the instinct.
Instinct
An academic project. Realization of a poster that represents an element of my creative process. In this case, the instinct.

Studying is an important process. Culture is fundamental for those people who are going to be designers. Everything you learn is useful to become a real designer. You need to know how to dream.

Tangle A Personal project: a re:lection on some of the major social problems of our planet. Actions Fast food. Junk food.
Tangle
A Personal project: a re:lection on some of the major social problems of our planet.
Actions
Fast food.
Junk food.

My dream is to become artistic director of myself, and then I would like to pass down my vision of things to a team. I will continue to work in the :ield of publishing and graphic design, trying to leave my own mark.

Learn more about Matteo on his website.