Monday, 3 December 2012

Looking for inspiration # 385967078 Great songs

Hi. Remember me? The owner of this blog? Well, I'm back and I don't know how long for. I won't apologize since I don't have any readers (I think), and I already forgave myself for the blatant abandonment of my posting.
Is monday evening after another busy day at work. I still design magazines. I still work at the same place. I still haven't been able to make the things I want to make.
But I have found an amazing band that transports me to a sort of white, calm, glam-like 80's, sophisticated place where I wish I was born. Porcelain Raft, and it's album Strange Weekend.
I don't know much about music but they remind me of New Order and The Jesus and Mary Chain (and Pitchfork has a better way to define it its album review) and I'm posting it here because the "visual information" that pop-ups in my mind when I listen to it. In it's lyrics and music, I look for inspiration.
I have to give credit to the trailer of Celeste and Jesse Forever movie, where I discover it and I think everyone else did. Not sure about the movie, I haven't seen it, but a great choice of music for the preview.
Cheers to good, beautiful atmospheric music.
Hope to see you soon little blog.


Portfolio Book Part 1

B is for books

 E is for Editorial

G is for Graphics

I is for Illustration

I'm currently working in this letters which will be used for the construction and design of a little presentation and portfolio book to give away.
Next step, do the backside of each page. 

Monday, 27 February 2012

Over again

I'm definitely not a blogger but not posting for over 4 months makes my presence on this website practically nonexistent. I probably should just slam myself against the wall.
But I won't whine about it and instead I'll do a wrap up of what's been going on in the past months because I'm planning to take up writing and posting again. After all, the aim of this blog is showcasing my work and reflecting on my practice as an artist and graphic designer.

I'm still working at my magazines and although it started as a job I had to get in order to pay my debts, I had learned to love it and grow through the experience of it.
When I accepted the position I felt I had to sacrifice a lot of my creative freedom and the idea of being an independent artist, just for a monthly pay-check. I started nearly a year ago and it's still a hard craft that I'm just starting to learn.
I've done very little or nothing in terms of my artist work; november and december last year were hectic planning and designing the last year's editions of all of our magazines.

The office environment consumes a lot of my time, and my energy. The pressure of getting things done on time and in the right way give little space for projects aside.
I've been constantly leaving short ideas, words and unfinished drawings all over little notebooks I start from scratch over and over again.
Despite the lack of focus and drive to start a new project, I have set myself the goal of applying to three international residencies that might give me the opportunity to create without money or time constraints.

Since last Friday, I started to develop a new project which is completely raw so far but somehow containing potential and good visual material.

This blog will continue to document my process to complete a coherent project that hopefully will make it into a creative work backed up by one those residencies. Good luck to me.

P.S. In the past months I sure did some visual research through the newly discovered Pinterest. This virtual pin board is a fantastic resource for new ideas and inspiration. Sure there's a lot of commonplaces to find in there but also some beautiful work and images to classify according your needs and preferences.
Follow my own Pinterest boards by clicking on the P red button on the top left.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Boredom and paradise

The good thing about being bored (I get easily bored) is that you're so desperate that your mind escapes and knows no limits as how far to go. At least mine.
I attended an infographics seminar at the beginning of September and despite of being interesting for the two first days, the third last one felt like one bad long monotonous film. And the room was terribly cold.
To keep my self awake and sane I started drawing and here are some good (although a bit delirious) results:
1. This is how the brides, for my Brides magazine, should look like:

Happy, floating women in complete state of bliss (No Bridezillas allowed)

2. I think of a girl living in a movie. And in that movie I think about the girl creating a movie which she invents but she cannot be part of, because it's fiction. And it's called Hello, my number 1, The story of a girl who can't even speak to the man she secretly loves.

3. I dreamt of a place where I would like to live. My own place. I'm almost certain it would be really hard to have it. At least in the near future. So I draw it. The drawing came out so good that I want to make it perfect. And that would be the next step.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Looking for inspiration # 56756576 Great songs

Any time will do, my love...image found here

TV on The Radio, Will Do
Video/song (and soundtrack) of my season. Amazing.


Image taken from Curled up with a book

I've just discover this amazing blog while listening to this it felt quite special and worth sharing

Monday, 19 September 2011