My name is Michele Rocchetti, I live in a small town in the italian suburbs where I work as illustrator, graphic designer and 2d animator.

Treasures in my bag

I love medieval art, modernism, german expressionism, italian futurism and vintage caricatures.

The great, joyful acrobat Fortunato Depero, master of shapes and colors

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, as a child I had an edition of Grimm’s fairy tales illustrated with details of his splendid paintings.

Oskar Schlemmer, the alchemical magic of his dancers and the graphic austerity of the bauhaus

Paolo Garretto, timeless elegance and synthesis


Picture books

“Uncle Tom’s cabin”– Helbling languages, 2017
“Quellilà”– EDT, Giralangolo, 2017
“La Nave dei Folli”– Orecchio acerbo, 2016
“A New Life”, 2016 – Helbling languages digital app
“Lusmore and the Fairies”, 2015 – Helbling languages
“Gulliver Travels”, 2014 – Helbling languages
“Il Soldatino del Pim Pum Pà”, 2014 – Orecchio acerbo
“Effetti d’un sogno interrotto”, 2013 – Orecchio acerbo
“Heart of Darkness”, 2013 – Helbling languages editore

Magazine and covers

“I SENI FINTI” prose magazine, 2018
“Lo Straniero” magazine – insert. N. 198/199/200, 2017
“Di Vigna in Vigna” – cover – EDT, 2015
“Lo Straniero” magazine – cover N. 179, 2015
“Il Manifesto” – insert N. 56, 2015
“Il Manifesto” – insert N. 35, 2014
“Andersen” magazine – cover/insert N. 314, 2014
“STRA” magazine – cover/poster. N. 5, 2013
“Lo Straniero” magazine – cover. N. 160, 2013

Selections and awards

Bologna Children Book’s Fair selection, Bologna, 2019
Selection 39th edition “Premio Letteratura Ragazzi”, with “Quellilà” Cento (FE), 2018
Selection at Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Books Illustrations with “La Nave dei Folli”, 2017
Finalist Soligatto Prize “Il Soldatino del Pim Pum Pà”, 2015
Prize Legambiente Libro per l’Ambiente 2015  with “Il Soldatino del Pim Pum Pà”, 2015
3th illustration prize Premio Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cento with “Il Soldatino del Pim Pum Pà”, Cento (FE), 2015
The White Ravens – International selection of Children’s and Youth literature with “Il Soldatino del Pim Pum Pà”, 2014
Special mention “La Casa di Babbo Natale”, MAG, Riva del Garda, 2014
Bologna Children Book’s Fair selection, Bologna, 2014
Special mention Premio Internaz. Lìmen Arte V ed., Vibo Valentia, 2013 –‘14