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Illustrator Spotlight: Albert Tercero

A selection of personal work by Barcelona-based illustrator Albert Tercero. In the first set of images, Tercero thinks up strange and surreal connections for people and objects he finds around him. For the second project, titled “Mama Quiero Ser Torero” (or “Mom I wanna be a bullfighter”), Tercero explores a punk and prison tattoo aesthetic inspired by 80s ‘Quinqui’ Spanish sub-culture. Check out images from both projects below.


Albert Tercero

IAM Weekend 18: The Subversion of Paradoxes

Photographer Spotlight: Andrea Torres Balaguer

Two beautiful series by Bareclona-photographer Andrea Torres Balaguer. See more images from “moon” and “the unknown” below.


Andrea Torres

Photographer Spotlight: Javier Castán

A selection of work by Barcelona-based photographer Javier Castán. See more images below.


“Co-Existe” by Ezequiel Pini, Ben Willett & Cody Cobb

A slick collaboration from art director Ezequiel Pini (of Barcelona-based Six N. Five), New York-based graphic designer Ben Willett and Seattle-based photographer Cody Cobb (previously featured here). Based on the idea of how a level of human intervention could be incorporated into the natural, virgin landscapes Cobb is well known for capturing, the project uses CGI to simulate different sculptural structures. The result is a series of images both otherworldly yet firmly grounded in real materials and environments. See more below.


Photographer Spotlight: Elo Vázquez

Photos by Elo Vázquez from a recent trip to Malta. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.


Artist Spotlight: Javier de Riba

Recent interventions by Barcelona-based designer and artist Javier de Riba (previously featured here). Named both for its location and resemblance to the Catalan word for flower, de Riba’s ongoing “Floors” project involves applying new patterns to abandoned flooring as a testament to the experiences and lives they once formed a daily part.

Sonar 2017: our favorites

Sonar Festival was back once again this June, and was definitely one to remember. With more than 120,000 visitors attending the music festival by day and by night Sonar 2017 was an action packed week full of entertainment to satisfy everyone’s needs.

The festival was kicked off at the beginning of the week with Sonar’s program of activities which took place in a number of different venues across Barcelona city centre, including the CCCB and Arts Santa Monica.

An additional 10,000 visitors were also in attendance at the Fira montjuic Pavello Italia for Sonar’s Maker Faire, Sonar’s creative technologies event for family audiences, which proved to be a hit. From Thursday through to Saturday, 140 music performances from a range of artists were spread across 9 stages.

At Sonar by Day, festival goers could choose from the 5 different stages at Fira Barcelona en Montjuic. The artist Roosvelt’s warm synth-pop, baeleric influenced sound did not fail to impress, as people were treated to a band performance dressed completely in white. Denis Sulta whose energetic performance at Sonar Dome, was one of the highlights too. Fat Freddys Drop were in high demand as they wowed spectators with two full-band separate sets at Sonar by Day and Night. Also credit was due to the 2 dj’s from Soulection collective: both sets were memorable and they literally made everyone in Sonar Village dance, despite the scorching heat!

Sonar by Night’s 4 stages at Fira Gran Via was a success as well, with a range of top artists from around the world performing. Nicholas Jaar played an epic set the first night, that proved why he is such a highly regarded artist. Perhaps one of the most anticipated name on the line up – Justice, amazed people at Sonar Club on Saturday, where it seemed as if more than half the festival had flocked to see the French duo perform.

Seth Troxler and Tiga performed a back to back 6 hour marathon set at Sonar Car, which encompassed an array of music from both artists repertoire and delivered to fans a high dose of synth pop, house and dance music. Daphnie and Hunee who closed the second night at Sonar Lab are definitely worth a mention too, as the two collaborated for the first time to finish off yet another memorable Sonar edition.

Countdown to Sonar 2018 has already started!







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