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April 11, 2013
You may have seen her colorful, quirky illustrations in the paper or those charming landmark icons on the travel itinerary tome of the New York Times, 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada, so it's no surprise that we're taken with the tiny red bike riding illustrator's work. Based in Milan, Italy, Olimpia Zagnoli has been proving her gifted handiwork chops to clients such as Taschen, Air France, and Columbia University and was awarded New Visual Artist of 2012 by Print Magazine. Click through to see a few of our favorites from the T. Rex listening, postcard sending, stripe wearing illustrator below!

An animated gif for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times, illustrating the noises of a big city.

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An illustration for Italian newspaper La Repubblica about Happysm.

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Another design for La Repubblica.

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An illustration for the Women's issue of Adweek.

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An art collector wears his best Damien Hirst socks for Internazionale.

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For her latest piece for La Repubblica's Sick-lit, a literary genre that deals with real-life situations, such as death, illness, and self-harm, that is currently very popular amonst teenagers, Zagnoli was inspired by John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, a story of a sixteen year old girl who falls in love with a boy at a cancer patient support group. 

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A rosy-hued number for The New Yorker's literary blog, Page-Turner.

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A piece for La Repubblica on the long and intricate process on evaluating the quality of a university.

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Egotist, moi? For Internazionale.

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Cover illustration for La Repubblica/Cult about writers as witnesses.

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Book cover for American Illustration 30.

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A design about learning contemporary art for the Sunday edition of La Repubblica

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For The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the US and Canada, Zagnoli charmingly illustrated the icons and maps.

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Can Zagnoli just design all of the maps in the world? Here, the North East.

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The illustrator in her workspace. 

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An animated gif for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times, illustrating the noises of a big city.

For more illustrator love, check out French architectural rendering maestro Thibaud Herem and U.K. charmer Debbie Powell!

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