How many times, on the metro, on the bus, on the train, have we been caught by the people around us absorbed in their digital worlds? Are we able to discern from the use of digital devices, smartphones in the lead, what is useful to us from what penalises us? Are we really able to judge the new practices to which we have become so easily and haphazardly accustomed?
Cremonesi is an artist who expresses himself through images: with an ironic approach and light stroke, he draws people filmed in the daily routine of travelling on the metro, all magnetically attracted by their mobile phones; he shows us ourselves in the mirror, making us smile and inviting us to reflect. The phrases and names scattered throughout the book invite us to delve deeper, urge us to investigate what is behind this… ‘mobilezation’ – a neologism from mobile and mobilisation –, and accompany us as we browse through the plates of the characters, often caught in poses of unexpected plasticity and eloquence.
Dedicated to those who are sensitive to new social behaviour – such as mobilezation – and appreciate the author’s self-mocking and anything but superficial spirit, to those who love illustration and lightness.
Texts and illustrations by Paolo Cremonesi
Book design by Bunker
13 × 19 cm
First published June 2020