From skulls, strange creatures and weird objects, Alvarez Ortega Bianchi from Buenos Aires Argentina, likes to create series of playful images full of fun characters. I had the opportunity to exchange some lines with him and this is what he told me about his work:
"I'm a director in my own studio, Cucacolor, where we develop graphic design, art direction and illustration. I like to think that everything that I saw or liked, or make me felt something, lies randomly into my works. Also like to include everyday stuff in there. I’m such a fanatic of details and little things that make the works special, at least for me. Most of my works are hand drawn, with lovely black ink, sometimes I’d use magic markers to add a little color and sometimes I’d do it digitally. It depends on the project, because I also love to make big paintings, murals in the street or wherever I find the right place. Salud!"
Few days ago I was in Ghent and among many nice people and new friends, I met Martha Verschaffel. Martha has strange dreams that she turns into short stories for her DIY zines. She gave me two of her zines and the day after I went to Paris. I don't know if it's because of this city or because of her stories, but now for two days in a row I have strange nightmares.