My new venture: Postal Art T&T 2.0
On this art project we aim to have the international and local participation of artists. The topic for this project is "I had a dream" , where people’s ‘dream’ (submissions) will be part of an upcoming exhibition.
You could find more information on the following links:
On my second blog I share my true element, photography; one that I have been neglecting for sometime.
I take photos of anything I find interesting; that catches my eye and you will never see me on a pic throwing kisses to the camera.
Entre-paréntesis, means ‘Between-brackets’. In Between those brackets exist those moments I am happy doing what I like.
Papier, papel (Taken with Instagram)
This is the zine (catalogue) of Postal Art T&T | Self-portrait project. The nature of the project suited this old school style that zines have.
It was fun the process of designing it. Cutting and pasting, and I’m not talking about Ctrl+X - Ctrl+V… there was real cut and paste, photocopies + scanning + printing + stapling = Fun old school work.
I created a rubber stamp that reads “Trinidada”. I use it to stamp the wrapped band that seal the zine.
+ Size: 8.5 x 5.5 inchs (letter size folded)
+ 22 pages plus covers
+ With a handmade wrapped band to seal it
In mail art a certificate of participation it is usually made, which includes the name and address of the participants. Since they were too many to fit on one page, I decided to do something more fun, like “Where’s Waldo?”.
I just included the name and the country in the artwork. The participant will have to go around the page to find his/her name.
A similar design is included in the the zine- catalogue of the project.
This is the updated certification of the participant to our mail art project.
This past months my energy has been put in Postal Art T&T | Self-portrait project. From the design of the website, posters, invites, among others. I also curated the exhibition (my first time in this area) and it was exciting, exhausting and rewarding.
I had everything pictured in my head and materializing ideas could play you a tricky turnout but gladly I had an expert at my side. That’s my dad (Luis Vasquez Saa), a true perfectionist who can visualize any lurking problem and as good designer he finds solutions. So with his advise and my ideas we made of the exhibition something refreshing and inspiring, where people could interact with the work (they could touch, read, smell the postcard if they wanted).
We enjoyed it and the viewers did too.
Venue: Bohemia | Woodbrook, Port of Spain
Estos últimos meses, mi energía se ha puesto en el proyecto de Postal Art T&T | Self-portrait; desde el diseño del sitio web, posters, invitaciones, entre otros. También fui responsable de curar la exhibición (mi primera vez que en esta área artística) y fue excitante, agotador y muy gratificante.
Todo el diseño de la exposición se encontraba visualizada en mi cabeza, era cuestión de materializarlas pero esta parte te puede hacer una mala jugada si nos prestas atención. Afortunadamente tenia un experto a mi lado. Ese es mi papá (Luis Vásquez Saá), un verdadero perfeccionista que se puede visualizar cualquier problema al acecho y como buen diseñador siempre encuentra soluciones. Así que con su consejo y mis ideas que hizo de la exposición algo refrescante e inspirador, donde la gente podía interactuar con las pequeñas obras (se podía tocar, leer, oler la postal).
Lo disfrutamos así como también los espectadores.
Lugar: Bohemia | Woodbrook, Puerto España, Trinidad & Tobago
As promise these are the pics of the display of the exhibition ‘Self-portrait’ at Bohemia, Woodbrook - Port of Spain, since April 20th to May 4th 2012…. and more to come!