Era una Nuvola is a picture book written in the form of a foldable poster. It tells the strange, secret story of origin of the letters.
A demiurgic population, named I Glifi (The Glyphs) discovers a cloud in the mountains nearby their homes. The decide to work it and shape it into lettereforms; then, all the letters are forced to experience a variety of emotions and situations, in order to be able to properly express all the feelings, moods and tones of human life. In the final poster, the letters explode all over the sky, to fall on humanity “like invisible rain”
Era una Nuvola is written by Ilaria Cairoli, illustrated by me and published by Verba Volant Edizioni. You can buy it here or at your favourite bookshop.