L'Isola delle Rose

Artwork Description

These illustrations come from a picture book called L'isola delle Rose based on the true story of the” Island of Roses”, a micro-nation consisting of a steel island founded in Italy in 1968 off the coast of Rimini. The book has been selected to take part in the Unpublished Picturebook Showcase by dPictus, which took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019.

The Mysterious Island

The micro-nation Foundation

The Island gets visited

The Italian press gets interested

The island destruction

Laura Simonati

Female Italy 1993 laura.simonati@hotmail.com

City of birth Villafranca di verona

Now lives & works in Brussels

Techniques used Hand-drawing with markers, digital colouring

Published/Unpublished Not published