Massimo Nota (Notamax), was born in Rome in 1959. Massimo graduated as an illustrator from the "Istituto Europeo di Design", in Rome. He collaborates with many Italian newspapers, such as "La Repubblica," "Smemoranda," "Nessuno Tocchi Caino," and "Avvenimenti". He has been awarded many prizes in national and European graphic and satiric competitions. He uses both traditional graphical (watercolour, acrylic, indian ink). Recent exhibitions include Galleria Contemporanea, Rome, Art Lobby, London and Collagistas Festival, Thessaloniki.