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Tomás Alonso - surface and surfaceSimple playful furniture that reminds me of the chairs I used to sit on in primary school (in a good way of course) from Spanish born London based designer Tomás Alonso.  This quote from Tomás’s web site really sums up his work for me:

“The very simple aesthetic qualities of his objects reveal the expressive potential of each specific material, which is also his main source of inspiration, conveying an expressive immediacy which makes his products universal and transgenerational. He uses both wood and metal in a sober, soft and practical manner, skilfully inverting the usual way in which these two materials are perceived: wood is reduced to very slender, squared, vectorial sticks, iron is curved, warm and coloured.”

You can see loads more of Tomás’s great design work on his site below, including a couple Camper fit-outs he has done recently. Tomás Alonso is also a co-founder of the design collective OKAYstudio in London which he started with fellow graduates of the RCA.

www.tomas-alonso.com

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El Guincho - Bombay - Marc Gomez del Moral - surface and surfaceAstrology, rock lifting, stick licking, motorbiking, fluorescent tube fighting, egg to face collisions, explosions and plenty of boobs come together at last in this video by Marc Gómez del Moral for an absolutely fantastic song ‘Bombay’ by El Guincho.  Spanish Cinematographer Marc Gómez del Moral has done loads more amazing work for the likes Battles, Two Door Cinema Club, White Lies and Oh Land. NSFW

www.marcgomezdelmoral.com

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Marina Molares - surface and surfaceSome nice collage work from Spanish Artist Marina Molares. You can find loads more work on Marina’s website including some really great photography projects documenting road trips and overlooked landscapes.  Her pattern and fabric designs are available on spoonflower.com and you can follow Marina Molares blog here.

www.marinamolares.com

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ESCIF - surface and surfaceStreet Art with themes of revolution and social change from the prolific Valencia Artist ESCIF. ESCIF’s work focuses on many political and cultural issues including civil unrest, refugees, citizenship, education, intellectual property, Commercialisation and freedom of speech.

Watch the video below of the making of “Nice Time for a Revolution” that he did for the Insitu Festival in 2010.  You can view loads more of his work on flickr or buy a book of ESCIF work, available through Artish.it. 

www.streetagainst.com

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Nice work from Barcelona based Illustrator David M. Buisán.  Along with working on a wide range of projects for magazines, book publishers, ad agencies, oline press and collaborations with other artists David M. Buisán has created illustrations for Damm Beer, Nivea, Ryanair, Virgin, UMTV, Bess nyc, Maxim Magazine USA and Hearst group.  So if like me you’ve always wondered who does the really great cover illustrations for those free Ryanair magazines now you know.

“In my illustrations, I just try to mix everything I like, and that includes all those nerd references I love. I am a so-called  of science fiction, fantasy, superheroes “fanboy”. I also like my works to reveal many layers, like onions. A bit like those medieval paintings where you see a cherry tree in the background through a window being a symbol of a lost paradise. One can stay at the surface and see a nice image, or look at the details and find the secret meaning.” David M. Buisán describing himself and his art in an interview by Art is Alive.

David M. Buisán has been recently featured on Lürzers Archive 200 Best Illustrators 2011/2012.  Some of David’s prints are availble to purchase over on sociey6.com

www.buisanart.com

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