About

Rubens Cantuni. Born in 1982 in Genoa – Italy, based in Los Angeles, California. I have Pantone 4485 C eyes and Pantone Process Black C hair.
My work is influenced by a multitude of different sources. From japanese imagery and culture to pop and street art, from tattoos to pop surrealism, movies and comics.
I worked for several start-ups and independent fashion brands as well as big multinational companies, such as Nike, Hasbro and WWE.
I focus mainly on character design and typography (but I like to be challenged with new projects), with a personal, colorful and rich in contrasts style. My work as been described as cute, but sometimes disturbing, funny, but slightly sexy.
I love to work in vectors as much as I love pizza.

ルーベンス カントゥニ 1982年、イタリア・ジェノヴァ生まれ, ロサンゼルスにすんでいます。目の色はPantone 4485、髪の色はPantone process Black C。
作品は多様なソースから成り立っており、それらは日本のイマジナリーと文化をポップアートとストリートアートに転換させ、あるいはタトゥーアートをシュールレアリズムへ変貌させている。
クライアントは新興企業や自営のファッションブランドに限らず、世界規模の企業、例をあげるならばNIKE、HasbroやWWE等のプロジェクトも手がけている。
仕事の焦点は主にユニークでカラフル、コントラストの強いキャラクターデザインとタイポグラフィである(とはいえ、プロジェクトによってそれらを変える必要があることを歓迎している)。作品のイメージはカワイイと言われることが多いが、それらは時には不穏で、あるいは愉快で、それでいて少しセクシーさを漂わせる。
ベクターによる作業を愛しており、その思いはピザに対する愛にすら匹敵する。

Featuring magazines
掲載された雑誌 
Ottagono - issue 271 - June 2014
Ottagono - issue 269 - April 2014
Vogue Japan - April 2013
Advanced Creation (France) - “Illustrator special issue” – October 2012
Digital Artist - “Renmen project” – May 2011
Computer Arts Projects - “Japanese design issue” – January 2011 (#145)
Computer Arts Projects - “Character design issue” – August 2010 (#139)
Digital Artist - “2010 Creative hotlist” – January
Featuring books
掲載された本
Graphic Design x 100 - by Braun Publishing - June 2014
Chois Package Vol. 6 - by Chois Publishing - February 2013
Adobe Master Class: Illustrator - by Adobe Press - Dicember 2012
Events / Exhibitions
イベント / 展覧会
"Novantanove" exhibition - November 3/6 (2016) - Turin, Italy
"Creating art on iPad with Rubens Cantuni" Apple event, speaker - July 21st (2016) - Santa Monica, CA.
"Bikeart 2016" exhibition - June 10711 (2016) - Thessaloniki, Greece

"Italianism" exhibition - October 10/31 (2015) - Rome, Italy
"House of VANS" exhibition - January 15 / January 17 (2014) - Berlin, Germany
"Illustri" exhibition - December 14 / January 12 (2014) - Vicenza, Italy

Bike Film Festival 2013 - "Cicli illustri" exhibition - 13/15 December - Milan, Italy
Speaker at Adobe Illustrator User Group - Milan, Italy
Speaker at Adobe Creative Days - May 23 - Milan, Italy
Featured in day 2 opening video at Adobe MAX 2013 - Nokia Theatre - Los Angeles
TentacleTrance: Slithering Sensuality in Illustration Influenced by Anime, Manga, and Gaming - Exhib. - Sept 28 / Oct 14 2012- Minneapolis College of Artand Design (US)
The Shape Factory - Exhibition - October 2012- Durban (South Africa)
Iro Iro Pop - Exhibition - August 3/7 2012- Salt House, Brisbane (AUS)
Bike Art is in the Air - Exhibition - September / December 2012- Athens International Airport
Drop2 – Exhibition – June 16/17 2012- Lausanne (Switzerland)
Creativity Day (as speaker) – Conference – March 9 2012– Milan
Raw5 - September 1 2011- Islington Mill, Salford (Manchester)
EasyJet Art exhibition in Milan underground – May 26 / June 30 2011– Milan
DROP – Exhibition/Event – 1/2 May 2010– Lausanne (Switzerland)
Luminous – Exhibition – 13th March/10th April 2010– Criciùma (Brazil)
Rodrigo Del Papel – Exhibition – 30th March/10th 2010 April Dune Café – Paris. 
BloodSweatVector exhibition @ West Berlin Gallery (Berlin) Nov 12/Dec 12 2009
Totem Project show – Athens Digital Week 2009