Friday, December 18, 2009

Mad Scientist Lab

Title: Mad Scientist Lab
Media: Ink over Paper
Size: 21,0 x 29,7cm

Saturday, December 12, 2009

News of The World: (30)-06 December

Conferencia Internacional sobre el Cambio Climático Copenhague 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Love of Medusa

Title: The Love of Medusa
Media: Mixed
Size: 21,0 x 29,7cm

Monday, November 30, 2009

News of the World: 23-29 November

25 de noviembre: Día Internacional de Lucha contra la violencia de género

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

News of the World: 2-8 November

El Muro de Berlín, 20 años después

News of the World: (26)-1 November

El alcade de Madrid anuncia que prohibirá a los coches circular por 25 barrios del centro de la ciudad si la contaminación dispara.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

ESDIP

COLOR
ANATOMIA
COMIC
DIBUJO

Como sabeis, he ido a estudiar a Madrid en la ESDIP - Escuela Superior de Dibujo Professional (http://www.esdip.com/), para desarollar mis capacidades y intentar professionalizarme. Aqui estan algunos trabajos de las asignaturas de Color, Anatomia, Cómic y Dibujo.

Madrid
Noviembre 2009.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trip to Brussels

Num país de contrastes como a Bélgica, Bruxelas é uma cidade de convergências: nela, as culturas francófona e valã assumem-se nas gentes e nos escritos; bairros magrebi e turcos coexistem com os de imigrantes portugueses, pequenas casas de tijolo ladeiam os grandes edifícios da União Europeia, e tranquilos bairros e parques pavimentados com as folhas de outono levam a um centro a fervilhar de gente... tudo isto sob um perpétuo céu cor de cinza.

Mas, mais do que uma encruzilhada de imagens, Bruxelas é também a capital Europeia da Banda Desenhada. A cada esquina uma livraria dedicada exclusivamente ao tema, em cada bairro murais dos mais conhecidos personagens pintam o imaginário dos transeuntes, e grandes museus dedicados ao tema.

Em Bruxelas, a Banda Desenhada ocupa por seu direito o lugar de nona arte.


http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=119830&id=608141723&l=97ecec6c48

Novembro 2009.

Monday, October 26, 2009

News of the World: 19-25 October

Saramago insulta a Dios en su último libro


Según la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones, 4.600 millones de personas tendrán móviles en el mundo al acabar el año

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Wall

The Wall
29,7 x 21,0 cm
Photoshop

An illustration on urban art and freedom.
Madrid October 2009.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

News of the World: 12-18 October

Protesta Anti-Aborto a Madrid

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Movie Posters

A Classic Movie Posters database, with descriptions, worth a check!

http://www.tccandler.com/columns/100_greatest_movie_posters.htm

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

News of the World #07 - July

Euskadi

BD Details



Just another nice detail that you can find in good comic books:

See the picture above? It's called "Le Radeau de la Medusa" by french painter Théodore Géricault about a tragic real story of the 15 survivors of a famous shipwreck in the 19th century and the moment they are finnaly rescued.
The second one is a panel form the well known comic Astérix in a totaly diferent context. See the resmblences?

Furthermore, there is a linguistic pun profered by the pirate captain: "Je suis Medusé" that roughly translates I'm stunned but also takes a jab at the original painting.

Parque del Retiro y Colonia Guell


A couple more drawings made while travelling in Spain.
Above a view of Cabana del Pescador in Parque del Retiro, Madrid; below a view of a Brick House in Colonia Guell, Catalunya.

Friday, July 24, 2009

News of the World #06 - June 2009

" Degrowth (in French: décroissance, in Italian: decrescita) is a political and economic ideology advocating a gradual decrease in economic output. Degrowth supporters believe that downscaling production is the only solution to the environmental issues currently faced by mankind.
Proponents of degrowth argue that current economic growth is not sustainable over the long term because it depletes natural resources and destroys the environment, and because it fails to help populations improve their welfare significantly."

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Caricature

Caricature for client.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Design Observer

An interesting site on Design and culture.
Here's an article about old travel posters:

http://www.designobserver.com/archives/entry.html?id=39637#more


Really nice!
Daniel

In the Wind

Click on the image to see it in full size.

Daniel
March 2009.

Trip to Besalú



Drawings from the trip to the town of Besalú, Catalunya.
23-24 May 2009

Iglesia Santa Maria del Mar

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

News of the World #05 - April

Barcelona
April 2009

Art and the World Today (Study Poposal for the MA Communication Design)


In the global world of today, consumerism and the increasing dominant role played by the mass media in our society are bringing huge and dramatic changes not only in a communication and cultural level, but also to human behaviour and the way we perceive reality.
In fact, as we watch a growing cultural homogenization and a virtual shortening of distances, we assist at the same time to a degradation of human life and art through a mass media and commodity fetishism[1], mainly through an overexposure to spectacular images that produce a growing alienation towards the reality we live in.

The work of the Situationist french writer Guy Debord, La Société du spectacle (1967), is very illustrative of this. With the term spectacle, Debord defines the system that is a confluence of advanced capitalism, the mass media, and the types of governments who favor those phenomena. The spectacle is the inverted image of society in which relations between commodities have supplanted relations between people, in which passive identification with the spectacle supplants genuine activity. "The spectacle is not a collection of images," Debord writes. "rather, it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images." [2]
The effects are evident, as we assist to an increasing number of solitary people, even in huge metropolis, with the substitution of person-to person relationships by virtual social networks, a growing alienation towards social problems, a stupidification of our leisure time, a hindering of critical thought, the creation of false necessities, among others.

So where does art stand is this context?
Nowadays, the independence of art is more and more an arguable concept – in one hand we have the commercial art, in which the system imposes a standardized pleasable image destinated to sell the product, in the other hand we have the conceptual art, that most of the times is valued not by its content but by using spectacular images, through status or shock value.
The stupidification of our leisure time and artistic production (cinema, literature, plastic arts etc) is sythomatic of that. One doesn’t pretend an art that makes us think, only as art to consume. The space to a critical art or of social comment is often relegated to editorial cartoon, poster art, street art or alternative movements of local projection.

My aim and proposal is "to wake up the spectator who has been drugged by spectacular images," through an art that creates "a sense of self-consciousness of existence within a particular environment or ambience" [3]
In my perception, to justify its value, art should have a clear content (to induce self-consciousness) and must be amoral, which means it must not pass judgment in the events, only show the contradictions of humanity and of the reality of its time.
The media I wish to explore are either editorial cartoon, poster art, comic narrative or illustration on the themes of general social comment, or through narrative, documenting simple human relationships and daily life.

(...)


[1] Marx, Karl; Capital, Volume I Ch. I, § 4, ¶ 1
[2] Debord, Guy; The Society of the Spectacle, Thesis 4.
[3] Ford, Simon; The Situationist International: A User’s Guide


Daniel Garcia
Lisbon, April 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL DE JAZZ DE ZARAUTZ COMPETITION

This is the poster with which I entered the competition for designing the image for the X. SEMINARIO INTERNACIONAL DE JAZZ DE ZARAUTZ, in Euskadi, Spain. Promoted by the Ayuntamiento de Zarautz, Gipuzkoa.

Daniel
Barcelona, May 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

2ND NATIONAL PRIZE "European Union and Citizenship" Comic Competition



This is the work which granted me the 2ND NATIONAL PRIZE in the Comic Competition "European Union and Citizenship" promoted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security, and coordinated in Portugal by Oikos - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento.

The competition, promoted by the European Union, was destinated to any resident in the EU more than 16 years old, whatever his nationality. The main purpouse was to create a comic strip/illustration in a single page, without text, that could ilustrate the concept of citizenship within the EU.

Lisbon, April 2009