Colombian based artist Carolina Rodriguez Fuenmayor creates very moving and delicate illustrations using a wide colour palette with both warm and cold colours. She says “I’m currently studying visual arts, even though I do not believe in the idea of professionalism.”
Bogotá based company Making My specialises in creating personalised boots by using recycled tyre. The best of all is that something that might otherwise go to waste now enjoys a dynamic, new and useful purpose while keeping our landfills less clogged and saving CO2 from being emitted when tyres are burned.
You’ll be able to design and buy your boots online (internationally) from February 2013, but you can follow their page to keep updated and find out more about the brand.
This product is 100% handmade and you can watch the creation below.
After her trip around South America, Bogotá-based photographer Nancy Mora published ‘Women of Quilotoa‘ an amazing series in which she captures the lifestyles of the women of the region. Quilotoa is a water-filled caldera and the most western volcano in the Ecuadorian Andes, it has also become a tourist destination of growing popularity.
The Colombian artist Elena Landínez creates collage illustrations by recycling pieces of stamps, maps, photos among others. She also adds drawings and typography to her artwork which gives them an interesting and unique style.
Elena was commissioned to do illustrations for publishing house Villegas Editores who used them in their range of children books.
These illustrations were taken from the book “Alicia en el país de las delicias” based on Alice in Wonderland.
Tom Feiling has published his new book ‘Short Walks from Bogotá’. He calls it ”a timely and multi-faceted exploration of a country as fascinating as it is feared”. His journey shows how Colombia’s recent past has influenced its street art.
Feiling will be giving a short talk on his book at Stanfords Covent Garden store, 12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9LP on Wednesday 26th September 2012, 8pm.
Click here to buy a copy of his book
This is a FREE event. To reserve seats, please email email@example.com.
Radio Cómeme says ”Cómeme means a body that gives itself away. Every now and then worldwide heralds of the loony beats, ritmo lunatics and self-styled electronic primitives join in for a nightlife fiction to become reality. This collective fantasy, utterly devoted to the dark side of the mirror ball, keeps a certain wanderlust.”
Listen to Radio Cómeme here.
“Welcome In The Delta” by Philipp Gorbachev
“I Love You” 04 by Christian S
“Veneno” 04 by Matias Aguayo
“Djs Pareja Club Radio” 03 radio show by Djs Pareja
“Ladrones” 03 radio show by Alejandro Paz
“Sentimental Flashback” 04 radio show by Lena Willikens
I just found these great illustrations from Sebastian Ospina, a Colombian artist who manage to mix great colours, textures and images into one great graphic piece. I love his work, you can find out more about his work here.
Curro Fuentes was one of the most important people in the history of Colombian music. Watch this interview with him, which was conducted in 2009, 1 year before he died.