Friday, 23 May 2008

Ale Barba

Alejandra Barba is a children's' book illustrator from Mexico and currently has an extensive list of publications from around the world. Her work is beautifully unique and very charming. If you like what you see please visit her web page as shown in my friends list where you can contact her personally and view more of her work.

Cal.ligrafia (Chinese Calligraphy)

At Eina, I am currently studying Cal.ligrafia (Chinese Calligraphy) - it is a very interesting skill that requires a lot of self discipline. You have to learn breathing exercises as your breathing affects the way that you draw with the brush. There is a lot of history regarding this art and the philosophy behind it is crucial to the overall understanding.

We have learned how to draw 5 different lines and to combine them into characters - believe me this is harder than it sounds! My favourite part is making my own ink with my stone bowl and ink stick. I shall keep my progress updated!

Nadav Kander

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Diver, Salt Lake, USA
Erin (after Caravaggio)

Nadav Kander is my favourite photographer - he captures the world in the most beautiful way and deals with issues ranging from quirky observations to disturbing social issues.


This project was to design and illustrate a piece of promotional packaging for the band - The Arcade Fire. They are relatively unheard of in Spain, despite being famous worldwide. My design includes an illustrative lighter in a fire alarm style box. The text on the front translates as:

In an Intervention break here.

Intervention is a particularly popular song of the band. The lighter is to be used at gigs and festivals in the tradition of waving it above your head - and for this purpose the flame is red.

Underneath the lighter, are two candles - promoting the band name and the next concert in the area.