The imaginary worlds of Raquel Aparicio’s illustrations

The imaginary worlds of Raquel Aparicio’s illustrations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Born in Ávila, a city in the hills north-west of Madrid, Raquel Aparicio began working as a professional illustrator in 2006, producing drawings for advertising, magazines, and books. It is the latter that inspires her more than anything else. A great lover of literature and a devourer of books, Raquel, through her art, succeeds in what many fail by trying, enclosing in a sheet of paper a story long pages and pages. 

Her illustrations, characterized by colors not too strong, but present and graceful traits, are perfect for any occasion and for any subject. 

With a few strokes, Raquel Aparicio manages to transport us into a world, her world, made of stories, narratives, characters, and action. It’s like being suddenly catapulted into an endless library, but instead of books, there are thousands and thousands of illustrations. 

We have selected some of them and you can find them below, but we suggest you go and have a look at her site, where you will find much, much more. 

Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
Raquel Aparicio | Collater.al 2
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Miguel Marquez Outside and his miniature installations

Miguel Marquez Outside and his miniature installations

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

A pigeon can become a VIP and an ice cream fallen on the asphalt can be treated as the body of a crime, just a pinch of imagination and Michael Pederson has to sell. Michael, better known as Miguel Marquez Outside, creates small but beautiful installations inspired by what he finds on the street and using it as an art gallery. 

With a little imagination and a few essential objects, he can transform normal things, like a hole in the wall or a staircase, into something extraordinary. 

They are certainly works that will make you smile, but this is not the only objective of Miguel Marquez Outside. The artist, in fact, takes the opportunity to address issues such as nature conservation, from forests to small tufts of grass that arise at the foot of the sidewalks. For example, his latest series of three works, “Urban Weed Award”, focused on this topic. 

Discover the small installations below and if you are not satisfied, go to his Instagram profile

Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
Michael Pederson aka Miguel Marquez Outside | Collater.al
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Screenplayed, the Instagram profile for film lovers

Screenplayed, the Instagram profile for film lovers

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Instagram is not only the universe for beauty gurus and fashion influencer, looking well you can also find interesting things and that in their small way will make your social life a little more pleasant. One of these profiles is Screenplayed, managed by John, a young aspiring screenwriter and director who currently works in the film company of his six brothers. His love for cinema, movies, but also for TV series has led him to create a profile in which short famous scenes of the big and small screen are flanked by the screenplay that runs, following the images. 

If you are a fan of the genre, you will spend hours seeing if the final result is exactly what was written and, above all, how words are transformed into images. 

But if that’s not enough then go to his website, where you can find entire scripts. Enjoy! 

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Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art

Balance, AkaCorleone transforms a basketball court into a work of art

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

Born in 1985, Perdo Campiche, better known by his stage name AkaCorleone, is a Portuguese street artist, who has distinguished himself in the world of graffiti thanks to a style that blends a skillful use of colors and shapes, giving rise to original compositions and fun. His latest project is a striking example of this style, entitled Balance, the mural in question was made by covering the entire surface of the basketball court of Campo dos Mártires from Pátria to Lisbon. The large work (14 x 25) required 9 days of work and special paint. In fact, to allow the community to continue playing on the field, AkaCorleone had to use special enamels and anti-slip enamel paint and hardener. 

Although it is not the first time that we see a work of this kind, I do not know if you remember the murals of MADSTEEZ in Harlem or that in Los Angeles in memory of the rapper Nipsey Hussle, but every time it is made a new one we are surprised and fascinated as if it were the first. Maybe because when we hear about murals we immediately think of the wall of a building and never of a floor. 

“Balance” was created in collaboration with GAU, the Urban Art Gallery of the Lisbon Municipal Council, and within Underdogs, a public art program. 

Balance AkaCorleone | Collater.al 8
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All the must-see August Netflix films and tv series

All the must-see August Netflix films and tv series

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Art

I know, this July was very challenging, started with Stranger Things and ended with Money Heist, but you can not give up now. That’s why I’m here to advise you on some news coming out on Netflix in August to see under the umbrella or by plane. Let’s get started! 

Otherhood: As for the films, for the month of August Netflix focuses on sympathy and laughter with a film that sees Patricia Arquette alongside Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman, in the role of three mothers who live that phase of life in which their children have, by now, their lives and no longer have space and time for their mothers. 

The three protagonists will decide to make a surprise visit to their children, returning with a tense leg in their lives. 

A carefree comedy, excellent for summer evenings, which also offers food for thought on the mother-son relationship and on the time that passes, changing relationships. 

Otherhood will be available from Friday, August 2.

Glow 3: The original Netflix series debuted in June 2017 is ready to surprise us with the third season. We’ll see the GLOW girls move to Las Vegas, a city that behind its perfect patina will reveal all its difficulties. If between the stage and the personal life of the girls there has always been a division, it seems that this August the border will dissolve, creating many problems. Obviously, we will find Alison Brie as Ruth and Betty Gilpin as Debbie. Great new entry is the Oscar-winning Geena Davis who will play a former soubrette, now director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. 

Glow 3 will be available from Friday, August 9.

Mindhunter 2: There is not yet an official trailer, but the confirmation of the release of the second season of Mindhunter comes directly from its executive producer and director of some episodes, David Fincher, so we can not doubt it. In the first season, released in 2017, we were passionate about the stories of the two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench and their investigations and studies of serial killers. Besides not having a trailer, we don’t even have an official plot, but thanks to Fincher himself we know that the episodes will be based on the series of murders that took place in Atlanta between the late ’70s and early ’80s. 

The second season of Mindhunter will consist of 8 episodes and will be entirely available from Friday, August 16.

13 Reason Why 3: We’ll notify you, but know that the last official confirmation by Netflix has not yet taken place.  The third season of one of the Netflix series that has divided the public and the critics is about to return. There’s no official news yet on what the plot will be, but most likely, as we tie it to the end of the second season, it will be centered on Tyler, who was ready to make a massacre at school. 
The only certainty is that Hannah Baker will not be there. 
The third season of Thirteen – 13 Reason Why is expected to come out Friday, August 23

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: The month ends in big with a new series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The series is inspired by the 1982 movie Dark Crystal and the events told take place many years before the ones seen on the big screen. The short synopsis that was released promises action and adventure: “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. 

The series of 10 episodes will be available from Friday, August 30.  

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