Filippo Vanzo

Illustrator & Cartographer



Folklore, myths, legends have always fascinated me. More generally speaking, I absolutely love storytelling.

That’s why make imaginative realism illustration for book covers, children’s literature, games, and more…



My hand and brain might be in the arts, but nature is where my heart ultimately lies.

Using my work to promote, celebrate and protect the natural world with books, posters and informational material is all one can ask for.



Portraits, illustrated infographics, historical and ethnographic reconstructions.

Anything that requires accurate representation and extensive research is surely my cup of tea!



Maps are our window into the world, be it real or imaginary. They tell stories like no other medium.

I create illustrated maps that are both beautiful to look at and well-designed, for a great variety of uses and industries.

Latest news

New books in the mailbox!

I recently got artist copies of a few books I had worked on in 2018. That is one of the best start of 2019 one could possibly have! It is always a very exciting moment, especially when the project is long concluded and you had almost forgotten about it. ItContinue reading

A guide to Stockholm’s nature

Holding the product of your efforts in your hand is always a nice feeling, especially when the project in question has taken up a big chunk of your time over the span of several months. And if it happens to be something that you are really passionate about, then itContinue reading

Nominated for Publishing Prize 2018

Very humbled and proud that mine and Lena Arro’s book Från Döda fallet till Ales stenar has been nominated for Publishing Prize 2018 in the category ‘Non-fiction Books for Children and Young Adults’. Big thank you to publisher Opal for submitting the book and for involving me in this exciting project. Here’s allContinue reading


Mysterious places of Sweden

Ghosts trolls and stone ships.

Från Döda fallet till Ales stenar – Platser med (spök)historia is an intriguing mix of fiction, folklore, horror and history, as it takes the reader into a North-to-South journey across Sweden.

9 remarkable locations and their historical and supernatural legacy, fully illustrated!


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