Richardson pays homage to Italian avant-garde comics

Richardson pays homage to Italian avant-garde comics

Andrea Tuzio · 1 year ago · Style

Some time ago we told you the story and aesthetics of Richardson Magazine, a vision of reality and image always pushed to the limit, without ever crossing that ideal line that establishes the border between sensuality and vulgarity.
Now let’s go back to talking about Richardson for a capsule collection celebrating some of the absolute geniuses of Italian comics of all time, and who led the avant-garde of world comics.

Stefano Tamburini, Gaetano “Tanino” Liberatore and Andrea Pazienza, in 1978 gave birth to a cult character, a sort of hyper-violent and amoral anti-hero, a robot with human features built with pieces of a photocopier, endowed with superhuman physical strength and fierce violence, set in a dystopian future, full of sex, brutality, and black humor, Ranxerox.

The original idea was by Tamburini, who was also the author of the texts and, initially, also of the drawings thanks to the wonderful hand of that genius Andrea Pazienza and Tanino Liberatore.
Pazienza made some of the very first strips, while Liberatore became the regular draftsman from 1980 onwards.

The character made his debut in the third issue of Cannibale, a magazine dedicated to experimental Italian comics, mainly for adults, humorous and satirical, founded by Tamburini himself in 1977.

The genesis of the character’s name is quite peculiar. Rank Xerox, as it was called in the first issues, was built with parts of a photocopier from which it took its name (Rank Xerox is a photocopier company that comes from the joint venture between the British Rank and the American Xerox). In February 1980, however, the company sent a letter, through its lawyers, to the editorial staff of Il Male (which published the strips for a short period of time), ordering them to change the name of the character, to prevent the brand from being associated with that anti-hero “whose exploits are a concentration of violence, obscenity, and filth“, threatening that otherwise “they would be forced to take legal action“. The answer that Tamburini gave to his character through a board was: “and I will see myself forced to kick your ass!”.

That irreverent answer, however, remained so, because from that day on the comic book’s protagonist changed his name to Ranxerox.

When Cannibale closed definitively in 1979, and after the brief parenthesis on Il Male, Ranxerox’s strips were published in Frigidaire, a reference magazine and direct inspiration for Richardson Magazine, published by Primo Carnera, until Tamburini’s death in April 1986.

A new publication in Italy, which concluded the story never completed by its creator, took place in 1996 thanks to the magazine Selen, which published the third part of Ranxerox’s stories with Alain Chabat’s texts and Tanino Liberatore’s drawings.

The capsule collection that Richardons dedicates to this absurd and bloody comic book story includes a reversible jacket, a hoodie, two T-shirts and a cap decorated with illustrations depicting Ranxerox and his lover Lubna, various minor characters and other works by the master Liberator.

Items from the collection will be available online on Richardson’s website from April 16th.

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Regina’s surreal and nostalgic photography

Regina’s surreal and nostalgic photography

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Photography

We are so used to digital photography that when we are confronted with analogue shots with in-camera effects, we are amazed and hypnotised. This is what happened to us when we discovered Regina‘s photographs on Instagram as @wasitapril
Regina is a young 24-year-old girl, born in Seefeld, Austria, who moved to Paris less than a year ago, where she has been able to develop and cultivate her creativity and passion for photography. 

Regina started shooting about two years ago with a Canon AL-1, and since then her love for both Canon cameras and especially for analogue photography has only grown. 

Although she is not a professional photographer, a quick glance at her work is enough to see its potential. Regina lives by experimenting, creating effects directly on camera or by using natural elements such as shadows, light or water. Whether colourful or black and white, her work always has a surreal atmosphere and a nostalgic, melancholic feel. 

We’re sure we’ll hear from Regina again soon, but in the meantime, check out some of her shots below and follow her on Instagram

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InstHunt Special Edition – Flowers

InstHunt Special Edition – Flowers

Giordana Bonanno · 4 days ago · Photography

InstHunt Special Edition is a collection of your best photos that follow a specific theme. Each month it will have a dedicated title and you will give it life through your shots.  

This month’s theme was Flowers: the Nature’s true works of art, created with perfect shapes and colors. There are many ways to shoot this subject but it becomes more interesting when the imagination takes over reality and transforms the flowers into true characters.

The selection of your best photos below!

Stay tuned and go follow our Instagram @collateral.photo page to discover the theme of the next issue InstHunt Special Edition. 

Be creative Be part of @collater.al

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The beauty of India in the photographs of Abbas Baig

The beauty of India in the photographs of Abbas Baig

Giulia Guido · 3 hours ago · Photography

There are many types of photography, from portraits to reportage shots, and everyone has their own favourite, but there are also those images that make us dream, regardless of our personal tastes. 
Abbas Baig’s photos have just that effect.

Abbas Baig was born in India and moved to New Delhi as a teenager. It was there that he became interested in photography during his engineering studies and immediately after graduating enrolled in a photography course at Jamia Millia Islamia. For the first period of his career he did not have a personal camera, so he was forced to rent equipment whenever he needed to shoot.

Abbas Baig

Today, Abbas has not abandoned his passion and continues to shoot, making his more than 40,000 followers on Instagram dream. His favourite subjects are the landscapes that are part of his life and days. The colours of dawn or sunset dominate, while the outlines of trees and figures dressed in traditional clothing become silhouettes.

We have selected just a few of his photos, but to find out more follow him on Instagram.

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Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Tamara Lichtenstein and her analog and female photography

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

They could be frames from a film or photographs from a personal diary from the 1980s. Tamara Lichtenstein‘s analog shots enclose a timeless beauty that never tires. 

Originally from Bolivia, Tamara lives in Hudston, Texas, and started taking pictures when she was still a little girl, when her mother gave her a camera and decided to put all her creativity into the shots she took. 

Today Tamara Lichtenstein’s name is internationally recognized and, in addition to collaborating with different brands and clients, she has realized several personal projects that have literally captured our attention and our hearts.

At the center of Tamara’s artistic research we can surely find the female universe and its facets: leafing through her shots we meet faces and bodies without filters, wrapped in their natural beauty. 

The grain and style of analog photography combined with the perfect use of light and the effects of double exposure, a recurring technique in Tamara’s shots, give the photographs a cinematographic style that is impossible to forget. 

Below you can find a selection of the shots, but to find out more visit Tamara Lichtenstein’s website and Instagram profile.  

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