Archive | July, 2016

Temaki’s curse

graphics inspired by Japan

Visual research prompted by my personal crush on Japan and my tendency to seek inspiration in chromatic disorders and remote places. I’ve plunged into the world of Japanese traditional and pop culture, and as a result, I’ve created these graphics, characters, vibrant spaces and layered elements where  bold and subtle colors fading and bleeding into one another mesh together bring life to these 1mx1m pictures.

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Logophilia

Love affair with logotypes

Showcase of logos, iconic marks and graphic symbols designed for commercial enterprises, organizations and personal friends to aid and promote instant public recognition.

Selection of used and unused proposals.

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precarious aura

portrait of an unemployed generation

Though unemployment is a general problem for the whole world, the degree of structural unemployment in Spain is especially high in respect to the other countries in the region at the same economic level. Even with close to 5 million people out of work Spanish officials recently said they did not expect the jobless rate to fall below 15 percent until 2019.

This artwork focuses on that faceless ratio, portraying those people that have been pulled out of their professional routine. All of them – uprooted from their stability – strive every day to maintain dignity and never lose their personal light, even when it is a tiny, shy, precarious aura.

This portraiture is unfortunately a work in progress, a yet incomplete artistic attempt to claim for the workers’ rights in my country.

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the shy palmist collection

a foolish translation of destiny into palmistry

According to a report by Chris Weller from the Medical Daily, in January 2011, a female patient wanted her palm reformatted to bring her better luck . She was said her heart line showed that she would never marry so she decided to force her fortune carving in her palms a new physical appearance. Surgeon Matsuoka performed the surgery with an electric scalpel—which burns the flesh and leaves a semipermanent scar— .
From that moment, the Shonan Beauty Clinic in Japan and several plastic surgery centers in Korea can’t keep up with the high demand of this kind of operation. Weird, right?

SHY PALMIST COLLECTION is a cynical graphic set of illustrations that try to bring acceptance towards our personality lines in order to spread some awareness that possibly help us to hit our chronical fear of the future.

Handle your personality. Trust Nature’s lane. Feel lucky.

 

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Special edition

electronical music inspired packaging

I was commissioned by Leo Burnett Rome to design a special edition of Marlboro packaging  – red and white – meant to be distributed among different electronic music festivals during the summer.  The graphic layouts recreate a cathodic look based on electromechanical devices, laptronica and circuit bending. Artists like Alva NotoKraftwerk and Ryoji Ikea were my main source of inspiration.

 

 

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Animalia

After Home, Animal is my favorite kingdom

Suit of naive illustrations of colorful mammals, reptiles, amphibians, mollusks and other delightful beasts.

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