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Emptyland by Jaume Montserrat

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Such beautiful illustrations. These are created by the Barcelona-based illustrator Jaume Montserrat, who’s passionate with nature, society and traveling. He draws trying to bend those three worlds.

Jaume found inspiration for his project ‘Emptyland’, when flying home from South America to Spain. He fell asleep and imagined waking up on an island where he lives for 29 days with other animals.

He explains: “On this island, there was only one animal from each specimen (kind of like Noah’s Ark). All of them were empty, asexual and immortal. They didn’t need to hunt, nor were they scared of being hunted – so there was a perfect symbiosis.”

He and the wildlife lived free from worries in this dream, and that empty paradise is what sparked these images.

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My Little Planets by Clement Celma

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This is Barcelona-based photographer, videographer, and designer Clement Celma‘s latest series. It shows round photographs looking like ‘little planets’. This series is called Mes Petites Planètes – My Little Planets. Clement Celma got interested in interactive panoramic photography and virtual tours back in 2002.

 

 

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Animal Rights Protest in Barcelona

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Animal rights activists from the group “Animal Equality” staged a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona, during “Day Without Meat” event on March 20, 2013. Demonstrators simulated raw meat packaging found in supermarkets, by covering human models with fake blood and plastic sheets, in an attempt to raise awareness and move people to stop eating meat.

Thanks to my dear friend, Maiken, for finding this.

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Bridge Shelves by Outofstock

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Cool. These Bridge shelves are designed by Barcelona- and Singapore-based Outofstock and produced by the Danish company Bolia.

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Vallvidrera House by YLAB Arquitectos

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The modern single family house, designed by YLAB Arquitectos, is situated in the Vallvidrera neighborhood, a residential area with views overlooking the city of Barcelona, surrounded by the Collserola natural park, in a very sloped and small plot situated between a valley and a pine forest.

The objectives of the project were to get the maximum possible building area within a tight budget and an optimized orientation of all openings while protecting the privacy of the owners.

To achieve this, a compact three level volume was created. The geometry arises directly from the plot given geometry and slope, reinterpreting the aesthetic of the site’s vernacular architecture with its sloped roof, widening on the upper floors to gain some additional area.

Formally the volume is a single cube in which every face has been divided into four quadrants. The upper faces are extruded upwards to form the roof. The side faces rotate to frame significant scenic moments, mindful of the neighbors’ privacy.

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Illustrations by Brosmind

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Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro in 2006. Their style is fresh and optimistic and always combines fantasy and humor.

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Alia2: Superheroes

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The Alia2 Foundation is a Spanish nonprofit organization whose goal is to stop internet child grooming to prevent child abduction and rape. Together with TBWA Barcelona they made this very powerful commercial. Kids are trying to be super heroes to escape real life super villains.

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House Pedralbes by BCarquitectos

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House Pedralbes designed by BCarquitectos: ‘This family home is located in the upper area of Barcelona. The project pro­posed to move the building to the rear of the site in order to achieve the best orientation towards the south and east, and to have a spacious garden. Fur­thermore, building the house on the highest point of the land attains the best views of the sea, the city of Barcelona and also the Serra de Collserola. Its proximity to a ring road required a formal solution to noise pollution. Estudio BC resolved this in the home, by designing a wooden skin formed by vertical slats, which covers the back and side façade, and planning a green wall-slope on the edge of the lot that reinforces the protection against the noise.’

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Eyescream

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OMG! I love ice cream – and man, is this ever an extraordinary concept for an ice cream store!

The Eyescream concept is fully implemented all through the corporate identity, the name, the design, the packaging design, the interior – and even the product! Read more about it here.

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Caged by Oscar Ciutat

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This photo series by Barcelona-based Oscar Ciutat is called Caged.

“The project started by chance back in 2008. I was visiting the local zoo, which I hadn’t been to in ages, and started taking pictures of the captive animals, just like everyone else was doing. My attention kept being drawn to their eyes, which, to me, seemed very sad, and I ended focusing my camera on them. I was intrigued by whether my impressions would be apparent to other people in the images. I wondered if that popular old saying, referring to humans, that goes “the eyes are the windows to the soul” could hold true for animals as well.”

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Newsstands by Trevor Traynor

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Throughout his travels, photographer Trevor Traynor began capturing snaps of newsstands with his iPhone. So far his ongoing newsstand project consists of shots from New York, Barcelona and Paris. You can follow the project via his Instagram, @ishootpeople.

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Beautiful Watercolor Illustrations by Mario Alba

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These beautiful illustrations are by Illustrator Mario Alba based in Barcelona, Spain.

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Street Art Criticism by Faif!

Street artist Faif is based in Barcelona, Spain. These are his last pieces.

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New Stencil Works by Street Artist C215

These great stencils are all new pieces from the past few months by French artist Christian Guémy aka C215. They are seen on the streets of Barcelona and Berlin. C215 has been an active street artist for over 20 years

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Why My Blog Has Been So Quiet Lately

My blog has been awfully quiet these past 12 days. I haven’t been much online. The reason why: because I went to Barcelona, Spain.

First I went to OFFF – a digital slash graphic design conference this year held in Barcelona. I was highly inspired. Met super great people. And had a whole lot of fun.

Then I stayed in the city and hung out with friends. I even met up with a friend, who I hadn’t seen in 15 years. I saw more of Barcelona too. I’d only been there once before. So during these days I got to know Barcelona. The streets, the short cuts – and the great places for eating, swimming and being amazed by incredible art and architecture.

Then it was time for Sónar. And oh, what fun! More lovely friends arrived. And Barcelona got filled with great music and a super atmosphere. We danced in the sun. We danced under the moon. We just danced.

It has truly been an inspiring holiday. I’ve met great people. I’ve grown closer to my friends. We have been naked.

Oh. And if I decide to go to Sónar next year, remind me to take a photo series of tattoos. I’ve never seen that many tattoos gathered in one place. One tattoo is stuck in my memory. The only beautiful tattoo I saw actually. A full series of drawings: ‘How to fold a bird’. Origami, you know. On the front of a beautiful man’s shoulder and arm. It kinda looked like this:


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