The Internet should be catalogued as another country in the world; a land with no physical space but where a language, ideals, inhabitants and a culture are shared. In the same way that artistic movements could nearly relate to a country in the past, the Internet territory has also made up its own visual language.
Lorenzo Di Cola is a perfect example. His still lifes and the colours, his use of absurd and his aesthetic quality are those elements with which the new visual trends in the Internet are becoming a discourse itself. Bocatto di cardinale from this Italian graphic designer for our eyes, friends.
Procrastination, that celebrated sport by our generation full of lazy people. Day after day, the media and the new technologies make focusing a rather difficult task; it’s nearly impossible to do the washing without taking a little break to see what’s happening in Twitter or finishing an email without having a look at all your facebook albums. I’ve already stopped three times to see what’s up on Tinder before finishing this post. Let’s accept it, beloved readers, we’re the ADHA generation, we’ve made up the “procrastination” word and we’re proud about it.
From the investigation and development institute of La Monda we’ve decided to make a turning point and transform procrastination into something productive. Here you are three websites where your boredom and wasted time will become audio-gold that will make you a star. Typedrummer.com is the first side where, typing on your keyboard, you’ll generate repetitive and catchy beats. Other music experimentation website is the project made by Femurdesign that turns your computer into a theremin; dropping it like Björk, impersonating your first modem or blowing your colleagues’ eardrums it’s on your hands now. And last, but not least, the Patatap project by Jono Brandel allows you to create abstract visuals that will turn your pupils into shit while you type random letters on your computer. With these three tools and lots of hours of procrastination you’ll earn a place at next year’s Sónar festival. Ditch your jobs, you can now be David Guetta!
It sometimes happens that, while you’re looking at Instagram, amongst all those beautiful pictures that there are (because there actually are nice pics, and lots), suddenly you come across a profile that draws your attention not only for its beauty, but also for more things. It happened to me with Keegan Grandbois, Brooklyn based photographer that, according to himself, shoots accessories and defines his wardrobe as a “pet graveyard”.
Grandbois is an interesting character and such is his work grotesque and appealing at the same time. The colour usage is highly accurate and his pictures always show that particular “tone”. Grandbois fascinates us ’cause he is absurd and cheeky; it’s visible he goes for this treats. You only have to have a look at his portraits, a very interesting part of his work and that possibly are pictures he takes to friends. He also makes an effort in his self-portraits and still lifes. Keegan Grandbois knows how to have a laugh.
Not long ago we told you the news on the up and coming creative talent festival in Barcelona, FIU. After having a very succesful edition with more than 450 attendants, a great environment and people with more potential than the Kardashian sisters in an outlet, today we would like to show you the credit video that the great Cubbish studio made for the occasion. They’ve mixed the cheesy 80s shopping channel style with what Beakman’s lab would’ve turned into if refurbished by someone of the Memphis group; the outcome is full of colour, eye-catching and, above all, full of sense of humour. We’re still in an awe in front of so much beauty and wit. Cubbish forever.
Bartle-Sanderson is pure visual frenzy. Apart from the fact that his website is like trying to understand an excel spreadsheet upside down and with one eye closed, we’re blown by this London based artist’s visual manipulation. His photography which is all art, controversy and irony and his still lifes with thousands of textures add up to the current trends. The pretty ugly has managed to go one level up (or one level down, depending on who’s talking) thanks to Bartle – Sanderson. Please, do take a second to appreciate his treatment of marble. You’ll never look at salami in the same one from now on.
After a very successful 2014 edition, the FIU festival is back and full of energy. FIU, which is already considered as THE reference festival for up and coming young creative talent, offers this year more activities, presents, parties, beers and even food! (we know you all love to eat). On this edition, you’ll be able to watch and listen to speakers as marvellous as Sergi Casero, the naughtiest La Monda Magazine contributor. Daniel Aristizabal, visual artist expert in 3D that contributed to our magazine with his editorial HUEVOS will also be talking there, as well as our beloved sexy director Andoni Beristain, who apart from explaining things about his job, he’ll gone full venezuelan soap opera mode. So, yeah, you know, FIU festival will be waiting for you at the Estrella Damm Factory in Barcelona on the 11th of May. Come say hi!