Plastic Rain is a serie of non-standard retail spaces created by Andres Reisinger. Each zone presents vividly different stories and objects.Visitors can immerse themselves the installation aesthetic in dramatic totality. Spaces that offers time for meditation. A gentle inside/out travel
Sébastien has been in the advertising and photography for 15 years, having worked as a photographer, graphic designer and film director.
In 2006, Sébastien moved to London to build his photographic portfolio working for Estée Lauder, the British Fashion Council, Apple UK, Vivienne Westwood and Lancôme. In 2015 Sébastien aside his advertising work has started developping fine art projects exploring effects of paint and deconstruction on his fashion photographs.
Recently he participated in the only documentary of McQueen legacy directed by Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhote
Gemini - The long awaited Main Titles for OFFF Barcelona's 18th edition by GIANTSTEP.
"This sequence is about McLuhan's famous quote "The medium is the message" infused with Greek mythology, Gemini. We adopted the story of Gemini and paralleled their story with the history of media; their secret birth, sisterhood, and death/resurrection along with letterpress printing, broadcast transmutation, and computer/AI world.
Carefully composed shots allow the viewer to experience our poetic imagination of the story that we have arranged. We made sure the visual rhythm was achieved in the manner of visual poetry by repetition of imagery."
Dive into this mesmerising sequence that explores a narrative masterpiece presenting each artist who joined OFFF Barcelona 2018.
Main Title Sequence by
Jake Ferguson, Heebok Lee
Christiane Shillito (aka Ulorin Vex)
Music and Sound Design by
Box of Toys Audio
Houdini Technical Director
The largest creative festival in Europe - OFFF Barcelona 2018 just started today and already shared booming news! Welcome "The Artists’ Room" by Mathery
Inspired by the four letters that makes the OFFF festival's name, “The Artists’ Room” tells the story of Oliver, Frida, Federica and Fiona who as they talk, never pronounce their initials.
Twilight and spooky sunset are the main subject of Rafa Mateos
Barcelona-based Six N.Five studio developed short films that follow the concept of space transformation in response to the design of Samsung QLED TV
Creative Agency: R/GA, Six N. Five, Sebastián Baptista
Art direction: Six N. Five
Animation: Sebastián Baptista
3D Design: Six N. Five
Sound Design: Aimar Molero
Agent: Eiger Agency
For those of you living in the space, a good half of designers have been busy participating in 36 Days of Type recently run world-wide from Barcelona. We focus on Marv Castillo as he comes up with and idea to focus on "movies" and soft physical Play-Doh when a majority of participants stick to 3D renders.
Molecularis is a one-of- a-kind flip book, beautifully presented, which features a series of engaging activities in one. Much more than just a flip book, it is also an animated colouring book, which can be used in a variety of exciting ways – you can color, re-draw and vary its content to produce an endless number of different results. Its high-quality paper allows you to use whichever colouring technique you prefer, such as pencils, markers, watercolours, graphite, brushes or technical pens. Besides, it contains not just two, but six different animated sequences, which can be triggered depending on the position of your thumb. To everyone but the person holding the book, the effect created is one of a sophisticated magic trick.
Flipboku is a flip book publishing project created by animator and designer Jossie Malis, best known for his award-winning animated series “Bendito Machine”, and music composer Julie Reier. Their mutual love of animation, design, and flip books, led them to embark upon this publishing adventure two years ago, after the success of their first flip book created for Bendito Machine. Their mission was to reinvent the flip book, and they combined that with brand new mechanics which are unique to Flipboku. Their mid-term aim is to be able to publish a series of flip books with these special characteristics, whilst maintaining the classic format which has been popular for over 150 years.
A special cutting technique is required to produce this 6-sequence flipbook and a large part of the production process has to be carried out by hand. This means that the manufacturing process is quite cost-intensive, which is why Flipboku is announcing their crowdfunding campaign, launched on Kickstarter, in order to fund the printing of this creative endeavor.
The team has a target of 40 days in which to achieve their publishing goal of €8000. Molecularis will be available in different combinations, and also as a bundle with “Blanko” - a freestyle animation flip book with blank pages for those inspired to animate on their own. Blanko is a learning flip book which features the basic principles of animation, so even complete beginner can try their hand at this quirky art form. For this campaign Flipboku has partnered with leading British color-makers Winsor&Newton to offer a limited edition reward only available through Kickstarter - offering Molecularis as a special combination with a stunning 12-piece Watercolor Marker Set.
Barcelona-born, Oslo-based ex-architect and now street photographer Pau Buscató spends several hours a day searching for the funny moments that only happen when people are crammed together.
"These photos are fun by necessity. They require a disciplined practice of not being bored by people and places Buscató has seen a million times. “Over-familiarity with our surroundings can blind us, so trying to keep fresh eyes and an open mind always helps,” he said. It’s a lesson anyone trapped in a place, job, or situation they find boring can learn from."
Artist, designer and photographer based in Barcelona - Sandra Aguilera, passionate about art in all dimensions playing with the concepts. Famous for creating a fresh and vibrant conceptual art, and transforming day-to- day objects into something attractive through sarcasm and composition, where bright colors predominate in the works. Her inspirations are artists like Edward Hooper, or even Wes Anderson
Apart from artistic images Sandra creates bright and casual women accessories for any occasion
There is no doubt that future is female and bright, and the portfolio of Barcelona-based graphic artist Andrea Robescu you see below is a strong evidence of it. Worth to mention Andrea is a crime partner of our long-term friend Andrei Robu helping him with graphic projects on daily basis
Her art breaks the boundaries of how the body and facial features are illustrated through photography in the fashion industry and by using a more relaxed and fun way of looking at things she expressed and embraced the human sexuality in a playful and empowering way.
Bold colours and abstract shapes play a big part of Andreea’s work. She’s creating powerful visuals using everything from markers to acrylics, pencils and ink, sometimes even her bare hands making the whole process a very personal one. Her energetic illustrations attracted the eye of various global brands and publications.
Follow her on ELLO
Venezuelan artist Raya (previously) and photographer Leo living and working in their studio in Barcelona. They were commissioned to create a new narrative with by Folch for Doiy Design - a joyful objects store in Barcelona too, with an aim to generate meaningful collaborations with diverse creatives. Inspired by the Mexican architects Luis Barragán and Ricardo Legorreta and Doiy’s recent Scala collection, together Raya and Leo created and filmed an artwork made entirely from paper that plays with textures, colours, clean cuts, light and perspectives.
Multidisciplinary artist Filip Custic was commissioned by Camper to provide the visuals for their "Twins" (shoes model) 30th anniversary edit. By playing with concepts like gravity and space it showcased a series of surreal images that brilliantly capture the dreamlike mood behind their collection
FILIP CUSTIC is a Spanish-Croatian multidisciplinary artist who uses objects as his means of communication. He’s creating his own “vocabulary of objects” through a movement he is developing that he has decided to call “objetismo”. In order to express himself he uses a camera to take photos and videos, but he also plays around with audios. Filip creates installations with models, clothing and different kinds of objects that inspire him, using them as sculptures to communicate an idea, concept or message. He likes to play with concepts such as no-gravity, fragmentation, patafísica, balance optic effect and technic art.
Last time I visited OFFF festival I took an hour to find the earlier gem in Gaudi's architectural masterpieces - a summer home for real-estate broker Manel Vicens i Montaner. Heavily influenced by "Mudejar" style. Hence it was still under renovation, and I am happy to find out now that it is opened to public in 2018.
Casa Vicens marks the first time Gaudí utilized an orientalist style, mixing together Hispano-Arabic inspiration. This was a style of architecture that completely breaks with the norm of the period. Not only does this house mark Gaudí's coming of age, being his first major work of architecture, but it also represents the flowering of Catalan modern architecture.
Exploration seems to be a human compulsion, so I wanted to tell a little story in the form of a visual essay, with a few images that can each convey an emotion related to Explore, showing a progression, going from Footsteps on a trail, climbing, looking at the skies, travellling through the void of space and in the end turning to meditation, completing a full circle.