He has worked with Italian and international agencies. In 2002 his works were selected for the 25th annual American Showcase. His work was covered by the media in 2005 by Il Sole 24 Ore and la Repubblica; in the same year he won an Accademia Pictor award in Turin, and in 2006 he received the Zavrel prize. In 2007 his works were selected for the Lürzer’s Archive Special 200 Best Illustrators worldwide.
Since “La Lettura” (the Sunday supplement of the Corriere della Sera) was refounded, Silverini has become one of its leading illustrators.
In 2012 he designed the artwork of the Rome Film Festival,and also produced art for a video animation that was part of the advertising campaign. After illustrating covers for Doris Lessing novels in 2013, Fanucci Editore asked him to illustrate covers for Philip K. Dick novels for the celebration of its 25th anniversary. At the 66th Cannes Film Festival he designed the poster for Ophelia, the short film by Annarita Zambrano, which was in competition for the Palme d’Or. In 2015 the Einaudi publishing house chose Silverini along with Noma Bar and Shout for the graphic restyling of the book collection Super ET. The Italian book covers of Ian McEwan’s novels are also designed by Antonello Silverini.
Ascanio Celestini chose Silverini imagery for the poster of his film Lunga vita alla sposa, presented in 2015 at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2016 Silverini was in Le eccellenze creative del fumetto e dell’illustrazione di Roma e Lazio (The creative excellence of comics and illustration of Rome and Lazio), a catalog of young up-and-coming cartoonists and illustrators. The volume was presented for the first time at a comic convention: The Festival international de la bande dessinée d’Angoulême.
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