Studio Pilar is a creative studio and cultural association based in Rome, born from the passion of four friends, that are also illustrators. Who, having finished their studies at the IED, decided to join forces: Andrea Mongia, Andrea Chronopoulos, Giulio Castagnaro and Giulia Tomai.
Illustration and graphics, selfproductions, illustrated fanzines and artisanal printing: Studio Pilar is all this, but also more.
In one fell swoop, they debunked myths: the first ever, the one according to which a young creative man can not find a job in Italy, then the one who, with a creative profession, can not sustain himself economically and, finally, what he says that working in a group of artists is difficult and does not last long, especially when you are young.
When in 2011 they joined as a collective they worked in a 35 square meter apartment. Today the space available is 160 square meters, a large space full of voids and colors, in an area of Rome that is neither Testaccio nor Trastevere, but a border area. With time, but especially with teamwork, they have been able to add to the curriculum the status of "cultural association", thus giving way to the organization of workshops and the presentation of books. They draw for group or individual projects, teach, host exhibitions, manage the association, sell books in a small and well-kept bookshop that we highly recommend visiting to browse, discover and breathe creativity.
And then in a collective you can share resources, portfolio, skills. The recipe worked and brought them straight to the goal, to start an editorial self-production of which they can be both directors and authors.