The Cute Family and The Quirky Family are a series of cute illustrations of living, breathing Cadbury chocolate bars. Juan Molinethas, an Argentina-based designer, art director, and illustrator, created unique appearances and features for each flavour of chocolate. The designer created these characters for animation and branding studio PUNGA, for a pitch with Cadbury. With […]
If you’ve seen Irreversible or Enter the Void, you’re aware of Gaspar Noe’s infamous filmmaking. Noe has become comfortable and even inviting to the harsh criticism people throw his way. Although constantly viewed as someone solely concerned with shock-value, Noe describes his work as a depiction of trauma conflicting with our primal minds. Check out […]
This is a cute, psychedelic, short film by the Argentinean-based motion graphic studio, 2veinte. Psychic Land is a cool overdose of colors, with great character background designs.
Any tried and true foodie in Buenos Aires is an assiduous follower of Chef Diego Felix’s’ closed door restaurant, Casa Felix. Typically, however, his inspired pescatarian eats are only available a few months out of the year in Buenos Aires while the rest of the time, the Felix clan travels through Argentina, San Francisco, New York, Puerto Rico, and Latin America, generally, hosting closed door diners around the world. Luckily for all of us here in Buenos Aires, his contemporary yet distinctively regional fare can now be found in private events around the city as well thanks to the super exclusive Oasis Clubhouse.
The big map of Buenos Aires that I have is covered in squiggly yellow highlighter lines marking the streets that Annette and I have walked. After a couple years of street walking (in the non-prostitute sense of the term), I began noticing a particular street artist whose style was different to anything I’d seen previously on walls.
By Chuck Moore in New Music on Thursday 17 March 2011
Mariano Gilmore and Belle are a music and art duo formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Their first collective work is called Una Catarata de Caramelos (A Cascade of Candies), a limited edition of 500 handmade copies made and recorded in their home studio. In this album/art piece you can see the influence of the British and Argentinean music of the 60s. [Listen here]
Is ‘WTF’ becoming as much a part of the global vernacular as ‘OK?’ If so, these posters by Argentine designer Minga will be funny to people all over the world.
I’m always in awe when I see illustrations that catch the essence of a person and I am all the more puzzled when that works with just a few lines, colors and shapes. Pablo Lobato from Argentina is a master in this category. His celebrity portraits are amazing little masterpieces.
When it comes to great food memories, I find this one hard to beat. Argentina is a long way to go for a sensational meal, but if you happen to be travelling through South America any time soon, make sure you pay Almacen Del Sur a visit. This gourmet ‘delicatessen’ is located at the foot of the Andes in Maipu near Mendoza — Argentina’s wine region.
Argentine art duo Toba Toba makes fantastical dioramas and installations that look like scenes from an extra-terrestrial nature documentary full of glowing, marble-eyed animals, luminous plants, and florescent colors.
Argentine illustrator Juan Weiss makes great use of pattern and texture in his surreal images. His treatment of every day people and common animals such as milk cows and pigeons imbues his subject with a mythic power.
El Bolson is a beautiful village located in a fertile valley at the Comarca Andina, near Bariloche, in Argentina. Close to national parks and Los Andes, it’s a perfect place to stay before starting a trek trough lakes, rivers and the mountains. In the town, you can enjoy good music, handicraft market in Plaza Pagano, delicious local ice-creams, and the view of Piltry Mountain.
Osv Aldo Furrer Vigneaux welcomed me into his small kitchen with enthusiastic hand gestures and a warm smile. He was stocky, balding and bounced when he walked. It was unassuming and homely. There were several medium sized pots on the stove and a young woman at the sink. It opened to a larger guest area that was filled with natural light. We spoke about his many dips and liquors. He had particular favourites and passionately informed me of the flavours and the inspirations of each. I was particularly interested in the pink coloured liquor containing a rose petal. He assured me I could taste it but first wanted to show me his ‘baby olive trees’.
Drawing from art nouveau, classical mythology, and surrealism, Argentinian illustrator Santiago Caruso creates some of the most arresting images I’ve seen in a while. His illustrated version of H. P. Lovecraft’s short story The Dunwich Horror perfectly visualizes the late horror writer’s words.