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Italian illustrator Alessandro Gottardo's beautiful, open and inviting illustrations have been featured in major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, The Economist and Newsweek among others.
In the context of art, “cute” can come across as something of a backhanded compliment. It implies simplicity, a lack of seriousness, qualities which, despite their obvious appeal, are often associated with a lack of real underlying substance. This line of thought, of course, is complete bullshit.