Marco Cazzato was born in 1975.
He lives and works in Turin. He has been working for La Stampa since 2007, when he started illustrating the column of Massimo Gramellini, for Einaudi, Il Sole 24Ore, Slow Food, Linus, Baldini Castoldi Dalai Editore, Corriere della Sera, ANIMAls Coniglio Editore, Real Castello di Racconigi, Carta and many others.
His book “Mood”, a reasoned anthology on human states of mind, was published in 2010 by Grrrzetic Editori.
He created the cover of “Canzoni per un figlio”, an album by the Italian indie rock band Marlene Kuntz, and “C’eravamo abbastanza amati”, an album by the Italian band Le luci della centrale elettrica. He also curated the music video “Il partigiano” (Marlene Kuntz, directed by Flavio Nani).
He also created many posters, among which are those for the 2011 Turin Film Festival 2011 and the Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini for the 2012 and 2013 Spoleto Opera Season. He received the European Newspaper Award in 2014 for the illustrations published on La Stampa and Tuttolibri.
He received the first prize in the Periodical category (daily newspapers and magazines) of the 2015 Illustrators’ Annual (previously known as the Illustrators’ Association).
He has been teaching Illustration at the European Institute of Design of Turin since 2008.