Alessandro Pautasso aka Kaneda was born in 1982. Art director and Illustrator, his specialty lies in digital art and mixed media. In childhood, after falling in love with a Beatles's illustration book by Alan Aldridge,  he began drawing almost daily. Attracted by visual arts, he decided to start a career as a commercial artist and simultaneously focusing on digital art. 
His works were featured in several international newspapers, magazines, key-arts, cd-covers and books.

Selected Clients:
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
2020
The New York Times - Illustration “Mahomes/Jackson duel of a new era” 
September IdN v25n6: Music Graphics Issue - January
2019
Award - “2019 California Journalism Awards” “third place” category illustration
Award of excellence - 41st SND Print Competition
The Washington Post - Illustration “Can Hideo Kojima save us?”
Just Humans catalogue “100 illustrazioni senza confini”
Game of Thrones Tribute - Monsa publications
The New York Times - “A shooting star smothered” 21 May
Los Angeles Times “Oscar cover ” 22 February
Los Angeles Times “The sneaker issue ” 17 February
2018
Los Angeles Times “L.A.’S new king ” 2 July
Los Angeles Times “NBA All Star Game” 18 February
Los Angeles Times “The grammy’s hip-hop gamechangers ” 26 January
2017
Los Angeles Times “The grammy’s ” 12 February
Seattle Times “NFC Playoff ” 6 January
2016
Seattle Times “NFC Playoff ” 8, 13, 15 January
Street of Warcraft - Arttitude bootleg (limited edition 1500 copies)
Photoshop Creative – issue 136
2015
Rivista Ufficiale NBA – issue 100/102
The Programmatic Mind – issue 09
Agenda Be U - Giochi Preziosi (2015-2016)
Go Green Patriot Posters Calendar - Heye Verlag
2014
Wired UK – November
2012
Juxtapoz Magazine – April
Artittude Vol. 1 – Editions Herscher

EXHIBITIONS
GUAYAQUIL (ECUADOR) - World's first aerial gallery - January 2021
FIRENZE - XII Florence Biennale “The Art of Toys” - October 2019
TORINO - Museo Egizio - Just Humans - October 2019
BROOKLYN/NY “Biggie Inspire” Party Exhibition - September 2019
PARIS - Sakura Gallery - June 2019
VICENZA - Gallerie Summertime" June 2018
EMPOLI - Exhibition “Lets Dance” - April 2018
TORINO - Exhibition Illustri Novantanove - TorinoGraphicDays - November 2016
RAVENNA - Exhibition idDante - “Il volto di Dante” - September 2016
SAN FRANCISCO - Gauntlet Gallery - DP3 Exhibition - August 2015
SAUDI ARABIA - Jeddah Digital Art and Comic (JDC) Exhibition - June 2015
MILANO - The Big Bang Theory Exhibition - Energolab - 2014
MILANO - inDEx (Independent Design Exhibition) - 2013
MILANO - Bicycle Film Festival Exhibition - 2013

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