Diego Vicente, a multidisciplinary illustrator and street artist

Diego Vicente, a multidisciplinary illustrator and street artist

Federica Cimorelli · 2 years ago · Art

Diego Vicente is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, painter, designer and street artist, more precisely from Zaragoza, where he began his artistic career, where he began studying illustration. Then he moved to Aragon to further his design studies, and after a stop in England, in 2014 he stopped in Madrid to join the Boa Mistura art collective.

In the last few years, Diego has become an independent artist, he has gained experience with other professionals in his field, he has grown and matured and today he is trying to achieve new goals. Let’s discover his work together.

The artistic production of Diego Vicente is very wide-ranging, ranging from small illustrations to large-scale murals.

Artistically, I try to connect the abstract with the figurative, painting with drawing, my more visceral side with the more rational. I try to take this fusion further and further to find new languages and readings for the same image. In this way, I often find unpredictable results that intertwine and coexist with the more controlled part of each work. Compositions charged with meanings and feelings that place the viewer in charge of deciphering them.

His images, but especially his murals, are created with the aim of supporting city neighborhoods, making them better places, supporting sustainability, culture, diversity and the community that moves them. For these spaces, Diego donates his colourful art and enriches it with symbols and subjects with deep meaning.

In the work Ofrenda, for example, the story focuses on the actions that people can do for their neighborhood. Flowers thus become the emblem of a gift, an act of generosity ranging from the social struggle to the smallest daily gesture, capable of improving coexistence between neighbors.

Pertenezco a este fuego, made last year in Alagón, talks about the passing of time, childhood traditions, history and life in the village. It is a homage to Carlos Sierra and his poem “Cenizas”.

Finally, El olvido is a mural dedicated to the victims of repression. In creating this work Diego Vicente thinks of those who have had to control their political ideas, religious beliefs, sexual conditions, ethnic groups and origins. The work speaks of oblivion as a disease and evokes memory as the only antidote, a source of light, hope and justice.

– Read also: From Uffizi to Cortina, the street art of Endless

See more of his creations here, follow him on Instagram and visit his official website to keep up to date with his artistic output.

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“Who is Rod Dixon?” The story of the DXN Trainer for Saucony’s 125th anniversary

“Who is Rod Dixon?” The story of the DXN Trainer for Saucony’s 125th anniversary

Tommaso Berra · 5 days ago · Style

“Who is Rod Dixon?” This is the question that Milan’s citizens have seen in recent days around the city. The answer is to be found in the history of Saucony.The brand is celebrating its 125thanniversary by celebrating right in Milan – with a special takeover of the iconic newsstand in PiazzaXXIVMaggio – the figure of the New Zealand athlete defined as the “rockstar of running,” who in the 1980s linked his name and sporting successes to Saucony, giving birth to one of the brand’s most iconic running shoes: the DXN Trainer.

Rod Dixon has been a true running legend. In 1972 he won an Olympic bronze medal in Munich in the 1500m flat but it was first in 1980, then with his astonishing success in the 1983 New York City Marathon that his talent became linked with that of the brand born on the banks of the Saucony River in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
The nickname “running rock star” comes from Dixon’s unconventional style and multifaceted talent that has allowed him to collaborate with the “Original Running Brand” as a true designer, creator, tester and face of the DXN Trainer, which Saucony will produce for him for the rest of his career.
On the occasion of this historic anniversary, the model born together with the legend of Dixon makes its return in the Originals collection, the division of the brand that re-proposes classic models of running derivation, reinterpreting them in a lifestyle key.

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From March 24 to 26, therefore, Milan is the city chosen to celebrate the return of the DXN Trainer, with a citywide guerrilla marketing activity that will end with an event and DJ set at the newsstand in Piazza XXIV Maggio.
The activity is dedicated to the brand’s entire community of fans and those who would like to discover the story of “The Flying Kiwi” – as Rod Dixon was also called – also told through a special tabloid. 

What were once some of the most innovative performance shoes in the industry, thanks to the collaboration between Saucony and Rod Dixon, are now also a piece of brand and sports history.With the Milan event, what precisely in sports is called “legacy” will be celebrated, a legacy that becomes a model for change, a bar to be measured against; a concept central to the sports narrative and to that of great figures who have innovated their field, icons like Rod Dixon and Saucony.

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The boutique Saint Laurent Rive Droite hosts James Barnor

The boutique Saint Laurent Rive Droite hosts James Barnor

Andrea Tuzio · 5 days ago · Style

Saint Laurent, in the person of its Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, invited Ghanaian photographer born in 1929 James Barnor – the first photojournalist from his country-to exhibit some 20 photographs within the exhibition spaces of the Saint Laurent Rive Droite boutiques in Paris and Los Angeles.

At 93, Barnor still stands as a shining example of a forerunner of the times; he immortalized his people’s liberation in 1957 from European colonization; worked for the Daily Graphic, an emanation of the Daily Mirror in Africa; for the South African magazine Drum; and founded his Ever Young photography studio in Jamestown, one of the oldest districts in the Ghanaian capital Accra. In the late 1950s he moved to London where he documented the period between 1964 and 1970-the so-called Swinging Sixties, years when the United Kingdom went through enormous social and cultural changes that made it what it is today-as well as the African diaspora in the country. After this period, he returned to Africa where he founded and activated the first color processing workshop bringing a breath of fresh air throughout his country and beyond.

The exhibition hosts a series of the artist’s photographs, both in black and white and in color, through which one can glimpse the incredible naturalness, immediacy and genuineness of his work and philosophy where the subjects photographed range from ordinary people to figures who have made it to the history of our culture such as Muhammad Ali.

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Harry Potter but in Balenciaga

Harry Potter but in Balenciaga

Andrea Tuzio · 1 day ago · Style

As a child of the 1980s I feel a certain distrust of any kind of artificial intelligence that I am now almost forced to interact with.
To me, they are all progenitors of Skynet, a revolutionary AI based on an innovative neural network processor that, in the cinematic world of Terminator – created by James Cameron – will achieve self-awareness by rebelling against all of humanity, unleashing a nuclear holocaust and reducing humanity to hiding to avoid being completely annihilated and trying to counter the now dominant machines through a network of rebels.

Leaving aside the fears that are daughters of my age, today AI is a topic of discussion that holds sway in every area of our lives, both work and social, and in some cases it is very valuable indeed.

Today, however, I don’t want to make a disquisition on AI, I don’t have the expertise let alone the skills, what I want to bring to everyone’s attention instead, is the incredible video made by Patreon user demonflyingfox, which shows us a fake trailer of a hypothetical Harry Potter saga movie but set in a world where everyone dresses Balenciaga.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The result is 55 seconds in which Snape and Voldemort address Potter with phrases such as, “What is the difference, Potter, between H&M and Balenciaga?” or “There is no good and evil. There is only Balenciaga”.
“The effect is somewhere between classic Harry Potter and a Harry Potter directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky”, said demonflyingfox himself.
Apparently there will also be a sequel, seriously eh, but I don’t think it will be titled “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”.

Below you can take a look at the video, enjoy.

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Winning the Euroleague with Foot Locker and the new adidas Rivalry

Winning the Euroleague with Foot Locker and the new adidas Rivalry

Tommaso Berra · 16 hours ago · Style

Among the iconic sneakers of NBA basketball since the mid-1980s is no doubt the adidas Rivalry, launched in 1986 at the feet of Patrick Ewing. The NBA star – twice Olympic gold medalist (Los Angeles 1984 and Barcelona 1992), Hall of Famer and 11x All Star – has made the Rivalry’s name unmistakably linked to parquet floors all over the world, from the United States to European arenas, becoming an iconic silhouette for adidas and all basketball fanatics.
adidas is now launching a new campaign together with Foot Locker to tell a new chapter of the Rivalry, giving everyone a chance to win a seat at Europe’s most important basketball event: the Euroleague final four.

adidas and Foot Locker are taking their community straight to where great athletes compete for the European championship. From March 29 to April 12, 2023, by purchasing a Rivarly model at Foot Locker stores on Via del Corso in Rome or Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan you will participate in the Rivalry Court Games.
Each customer, along with the pair of sneakers will be issued a scratch card to scratch that could be a pass to the Euroleague. Scratched the scratch card a series of numbers will appear, challenge is to manage to total a number equal to or greater than 12, if so, you can ask for your ticket to the most important basketball competition in Europe, wearing that sneaker born on the basketball courts and with which he continues to have a special bond.

In addition to those already mentioned, the other stores where it will be possible to join the Rivalry Court Games are:
– Padova – Piazza Garibaldi, 11
– Bergamo – Orio Center, Via Portico, 60
– Como – Via Plinio, 13
– Roma – Via Ottaviano 1/3, Piazza del Risorgimento 22/26
– Torino – Shopville Le Gru, Via Crea, 10
– Napoli – C.C Giugliano In Campania, Via Santa Maria a Cubito
– Marghera – Via Pietro Arduino, 20

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