Tuesday, February 28, 2012

About globalization

Economics comics 5

Monday, February 27, 2012


Economics comics 4

I sincerely hope that will not be the case, 
but I can't help but seeing all these similarities, 
from a point of view of someone who lived in person the two first cases  

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Economics comics

A couple of months ago, I submitted a set of comic strips for a competition to a Brazilian newspaper. The comics had to be about international and (Brazilian) national economic situation. The prize was to be a three months collaboration contract with the paper

Unfortunately I didn’t win (damnit!), so I decided to have them published here, one per day, to a friendlier public.

Maybe if these comics become viral in internet, making me world famous, the Brazilian newspaper editor will deadly regret not choosing me, and he will offer me a juicy contract for life, and I’ll gently refuse it…

Well, time to go back to reality…sigh

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kangaroo mascot 2

Kangaroo Logo, the "i nens" is suppose to be his belly pocket

Store sign

Decorative vinyl to put on the show window

Once we had decided the definitive mascot and the features of the character, I proceeded to develop different aspects with it, like the business logo, the store sign and a decorative vinyl for the show window.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ideoban 2012

Here is the definition of analogic/digital bathroom

I’m proud to present here a work I did, a couple of weeks ago, for a Catalan sanitary fitting manufacturer - Ramon Soler S.A -.

I was asked to make an illustration for their stand for a Bath Equipment Fair in Paris – Ideobain 2012 – representing a bathroom.

Since the elements they wanted to emphasize were the companies’ launch of this year, I decided to use a very clean line, kind of naïve; to be as neutral as possible in the spatial matter. What I had in mind, -and tried to express- was the everyday life of a contemporary young couple living in a city.

Friday, February 10, 2012

How to get rid of corruption

This week the Spanish Supreme Court convicted judge Baltazar Garzón with 11 years of disqualification.

He is a kind of mediatic judge here, who prosecuted some very controversial cases; like the case against Augusto Pinochet and the Argentinean and Chilean dictatorships, or cases against Franco’s crimes during the dictatorship.

For many Spanish he is a hero.

The sentence was concerning a major political case of corruption of which he was in charge. Apparently, he illegally ordered wire-tapping, to gather information against the corruption plot, recording the conversation between prisoners and their lawyers.

You can see some detailed information about him, and the case here.

Ironically, he was the only person actually convicted of all the corruption cases that are on the news nowadays in Spain.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Siberian cold days

Barcelona had some very cold weather in the past week, and I realized that I don't have suitable clothing options for these temperatures

Friday, February 3, 2012

Chiuarco & Paular bear

A couple of friends of mine sent, from New York, this book as a way to encourage me with my illustrator career.

It's a compilation of ways of drawing cute animals...
So, I decided to put it into practice.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Rethinking the way of living in the city

Once we had our dreams shattered with The Big Blow, it is time to sit, and rethink our way of living

I’m collaborating, with some of my illustrations, with the 'vida+fácil' group, which means “easier life” in Spanish.

The group was created with the intention to think of better ways of living in a city. An alternative to assuming a mortgage that will chain you for life to a place or for renting - with all additional expenses you have to face; taxes, estate agency’s commissions and insurances – which also makes moving a real problem...

You can get further information here

My first collaboration was some drawings for an article about 'cloud housing', published in the STUDIO online magazine. You can see the article here

The second, to which I put much more work , was a series of 5 panels for an architectural competition (BAM-012), explaining, by comic characters, the way of living in a building with cloud housing concept incorporated.

Each panel explains one aspect of the concept, such as management, sustainability, diversity and flexibility. All together they compose a storyline that shows you an alternative, and literally, an easier way of living.

You can see the presentation here