Ancient Greece according to illustrator Tiago Majuelos

Ancient Greece according to illustrator Tiago Majuelos

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Art

Usually, when we think of Ancient Greece, we think of many things, from Ulysses’ (endless) Journey back to his beloved Ithaca to the endless history lessons of the last hour of Friday.
Although it may seem a boring subject to most people, the Spanish illustrator Tiago Majuelos, born in ’83, managed to make it interesting by creating a series of drawings inserting elements of Greek mythology inserted in contexts a little more ‘contemporary so as to create a strong visual impact. Thanks to his engineering and product design studies he was able to develop a particular vision of life, the ability to deal with a project and appreciate the objects well made.

His path towards this artistic genre was born from the creation of graffiti around the city of Barcelona. Thanks to this, the artist has learned a lot about colors, shapes, constancy, and quality, but above all about freedom.

Tiago made the decision to make illustrations when he began to approach this world for the first time and was fascinated by its art, philosophy, myths, and legends. Although he never studied Greek mythology in his school career, his passion was born later, from self-taught. In his illustrations, he tries to combine the knowledge he has assimilated giving him a touch of modernity. The result is interpretations of the deities of Ancient Greece drawn among modern cultural symbols, such as a bottle of red wine containing venus or cleaning products with the ancient gods inside.

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Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s film becomes a restaurant

Interstellar, Christopher Nolan’s film becomes a restaurant

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Art

For all film lovers of British director Christopher Nolan and, in particular, of Interstellar, in the city center of Mexico City, at Citibanamex, a world-class congress and exhibition center, a temporary restaurant has been created on the theme of the film. Designed by Almazán y Arquitectos Asociados in collaboration with Concepto Taller de Arquitectura and Pin Studio, the restaurant is based on the science fiction film released in cinemas in 2014.

Inspired by the plot of the feature film, the 200-square-meter restaurant offers a starry sky made up of 250,000 LED lights that seem to literally let you into an illuminated galaxy. Below there are all the tables where you can sit and eat. At the entrance, there is the library, the same that Murphy in her bedroom observes noting an abnormal fall of his books.

Stimulated by otherworldly places and the captivating mystery of distant and unknown planets, the main objective of the design teams was to “transform the universe into content, interweaving time and space to create a visually spectacular environment”.

Guests can experience the otherworldly theme by totally immersing themselves in the film. Some of the books are suspended from the ceiling giving the impression of anti-gravity. Elegantly furnished, the restaurant was created as part of Millesime Mexico 2019, an interactive haute cuisine event that has been held annually in the convention center since 2007.

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Simon Berger, the artist who creates portraits on glass

Simon Berger, the artist who creates portraits on glass

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Art

The Swiss artist Simon Berger, after studying carpentry in high school, decided to devote himself to the creation of unusual works of art. In addition to craftsmanship, Simon has shown great artistic talent and has been able to combine this with his knowledge in the field of materials. Thanks to his familiarity, he began to try his hand at creating and at the same time destroying objects in order to make them become an art. Simon undertook his creative journey using only wood but then experimented with other products.

With a technique that distinguishes him from all the other artists in the world, today he is able to make portraits engraved on the glass. Although it may seem pure vandalism, in reality, they are artworks. The artist’s modus operandi is quite simple in that it starts with a photo of a subject that inspires or fascinates him and begins to draw the contours on a glass panel. Then Simon Berger starts to mark the points he doesn’t want to break and those he wants to modify. The best type of glass for these works is one that is solid enough and does not break immediately after being hit, such as a shop window, a car windshield or, more generally, safety glass.

The artist argues that this kind of artwork he produces does not go unnoticed and that the engraved faces convey a suggestive image.
What he wants to achieve with his portraits is the direct confrontation between the observer.

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The new Tesla Cybertrack in LEGO format

The new Tesla Cybertrack in LEGO format

Collater.al Contributors · 1 week ago · Art

On Wednesday, October 27, on the LEGO Instagram profile appeared a post containing the classic brick with the appearance of the new Tesla Cybertrack launched last week by Elon Musk.
Lego, who has always done this kind of Instant marketing, decided to propose this image joking about the fact that the pick-up is an evolution of the truck – that we all assembled as children – ensuring the indestructibility.

In fact, last week, Elon Musk presented his latest invention to the world. Accustomed for a while now to his innovative ideas and maybe even a bit crazy, like the flame throwers sold by his company The Boring Company, the owner of Tesla has decided to propose Cybertrack, a huge model of car that seems to have come out of a science fiction movie, with simple and squared shapes reminiscent of a mix between a tank and a Bat Mobile if it was not for its gray color.

The idea of the American entrepreneur is to compete with Ford on the F150, which is the best-selling car in the United States, deciding to challenge the lucrative market with a model that is completely out of line – perhaps a little too much.
Cybertrack was built on an unprecedented platform, designed to give strength and rigidity to the car. The owner of the American car manufacturer designed the entire car with bulletproof armored glass so that if you find yourself driving it in the middle of a war or shooting, you can get out unscathed.
The car has a greater range than the other Tesla models and is capable of carrying six people. More than 5 meters long, high and impressive, the pick-up is offered in three different versions. These vary according to the capacity of the battery – yes because like all the other Tesla, it is also an electric car -, the number of engines and miles of range. The interior of the machine is very essential without too many manual controls.

The three versions will be available from 2021 or the end of 2022, depending on the choice.

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Conceptual illustrations by Eva Bee

Conceptual illustrations by Eva Bee

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Eva Bee is an English illustrator who, thanks to her works dealing with current issues, has attracted the attention of several renowned magazines, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, and many others. 

After more than 10 years of activity, Eva has developed a technique that allows her to work in a practical and clean way and, above all, to respect all deliveries for customers. Obviously, as first thing there is the choice of the topic to be addressed, once decided the illustrator starts to make a draft on paper using ink pens and, only once the idea is fine-tuned, she scans the sheet and finishes the work digitally, adding colors and details. 

The end result is clear, striking and characterized by a vintage style that makes the illustrations perfect for all the magazines with which it works.

As a British woman, among the topics covered by Eva Bee, Brexit stands out, but there are also illustrations related to issues such as immigration, poverty, war, continuing with depression, loneliness and the world of social networks. In our gallery, you can find a selection of her works, but to find out more go to the site of Eva Bee.

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