Thursday, June 26, 2014

Marcos Guardiola, Cada Pulpo Con Su Pulpa, Madrid, nd

The title tranlates as "to each his own," and this is a beautifully illustrated double-sided and double-directional accordion. In an online description of himself Marcos states:

I am architect, designer and illustrator. I studied in Madrid at the "ETSAMadrid", in Lisboa at the "Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa" and in Mexico City at the "Facultad de Arquitectura de la UNAM".

I currently live and work in Madrid (Spain).

I like to use colors, textures and despite working with digital media, my work is acquiring an increasing handmade look.

I began illustrating in the newspaper El País where I discovered my predilection for images that speak, even without words. Then, I tried to bring that language to the young audience and I realized that, although we try, there are not many differences. Children are great critics. It was then that my picture book "panda" got a special mention in the "IV Premio Internacional de Compostela", promoted by Kalandraka. 

My work has been published in various media, such as the design magazine Visual, Números Rojos magazine, Diagonal magazine, Courrier International or Creame Books.

32 pages at 4" x4", extended approx 3ft.

Kellie Strom, Worse Things Happen At Sea, London: Nobrow Press, 2014

A wonderful sea shanty of an accordion, and yet another in the great accordion series that Nobrow Press has been putting out over the past couple of years. Mythical creatures, desperate situations, and scary & magnificent deaths explode across this double-sided panoramic accordion. Bold, awe inspiring and beautifully printed. 20 pages 9.25" x 5.5," (h) fully extended 4' 7"
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