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James Jirat Patradoon Eugenia Tsimiklis


Alberto Seveso

Nanami Cowdroy Artista del mes 3.00 USD

James Jirat Patradoon - Team Kitten - Drew Flaherty

01 dic 2008

EDITORIAL ¿Qué es DSG? DSG nueva propuestailustración, editorial encamiDSGesesuna diseño de vanguardia, fotografía y todas demás formasvisual que seen le nuenada a fundar una las nueva cultura parezcan. Creemos en la necesidad de reinventar stro que esDenecesario la país. culturaConsideramos visual de nuestro país. esta formaque articular al crítica y a los se pretendemos genere un espacio enpúblico, dondeladiseñadores, artistas. Tan necesario en nuestro medio. fotógrafos, artistas, ilustradores -entre se le parezcan. Creemos en la necesidad de otrosreinventar la cultura visual deCreemos nuestro país. Dealta puedan mostrar su trabajo. en la esta forma pretendemos articular al público, la calidad de contenidos de nuestra revista por lo crítica y a los artistas. Tan necesario en nuestro quemedio. confiamos en su cálida acogida. EN este número aparecen Elle Green y su fashion Porphotography. ahora en este númerorevisar (por ser la primera Es interesant los trabajos que realizó durante el último semestre para selecLevis edición), hemos realizado una cuidadosa y otras marcas. Además prepara la publicación ción artistas que se han dede un libro con gráficos una retrospectiva de suconvertido trabajo. Póngale el ojo. en referentes en sus respectivos países. También en este número hemos convocado a Europa y de Devarios esta nuevos forma jóvenes en esteartistas primerdeejemplar se renuestro continente. Siempre es interesante ver fleja arte, la diseñadores, expresiòn yilustradores movimiento de forqueelnuestros y fotógrafosque caminan haciadel un lugar comú HayNanami que mas a través arteen gráfico poner especial atención a Dyzla con su estilo Cowdroy, Albertocon Seveso, Eugenia Tsimiklis, cómic fusionado la cuestión de superhéroe, más un toque sangriento exagerado. Por otro y Drew Flaherthy, Team yKitten, Patradoon lado, también está la genial Nanami Cowdroy que otros más se ve reflejado. seguramente el próximo mes presentará su libro con la editorial alemana Taschen. Por ello esperamos que nuestros lectores disSuperhéroe, más un toque sangriento y exagfruten dePor esta y del está comienzo erado. otroedición lado, también la genialde esta Nanami Cowdroy que seguramente el próximo nueva propuesta. mes presentará su libro con la editorial alemana Taschen. Consejo Editorial Editorial General: Katy Chávez Director de Arte: Rafael Correa Redactores: Pepito de los Palotes, Miguel Loor, Sabrina Costales Consejo Editorial Impresión: XEROX Editor General: Katy Chávez.

Director de Arte: Rafael Correa Redactores: Pepito de los Palotes, Sabrina Costales Consejo Editorial

En fn, disfruten de este número y muchas más ediciones por venir en los siguientes meses. El Editor.


Dic 08

Patradoon, 4

Jirat James Patradoon nos trae sus ilustraciones de superhéroes y la exploración de la humanidad.

Drew Flaherty, 10

Flaherty es una de las nuevas artistas del medio. En esta edición demuestra su enorme potencial.

Team Kitten, 14

Team Kitten se consolida como uno de los mejores estudios de diseño de Australia. Entrevista con una de sus fundadoras

Nanami Cowdroy, 18

Nuestra artista del mes es la fantástica Nanami Cowdroy. Presenta parte de su portafolio.

Eugenia Tsimiklis, 20

Esta joven artista encuentra poco a poco su lugar en el mundo del diseño.

Todos los textos e imágenes han sido tomados con la autorización del profesor, de la página WATIM .COM


Jirat James Patradoon vive en Sydney, Australia y cuando no está cantando karaoke o coleccionando disfraces y juguetes… Disfruta de transformar sus pequeños dibujos de estilo de las tiras cómicas, en “massive, detailed, limited edition colour screenprints”. A continuación la entrevista, en idioma original, que la revista WATIM le realizó en los últimos meses.


Q: When did you start image making? In kindergarten when we had to write stories and other kids were writing stories about going to the beach and dinosaurs and stuff, I would just draw batman. I think the teachers thought that I had learning difficulty but I just felt that I needed to express how awesome batman was at every opportunity I could get. Q: Did the place you grew up influence your image making? When I was younger my parents owned a restaurant, so I’d spend most of the time at the newsagency across the road reading all the comic books but never buying them. I’d buy a few every now and then just so they wouldn’t kick me out. Comic books and cartoons have been the biggest influences on my art making Q: Do you have any formal training? I have just finished my fine arts degree at UNSW college of fine arts. I majored in printmaking for about four years, specializing in screen 6

printing. I should have done more drawing classes but

“ Can we just be ourselves a n d  “ r e a l men” at the same time?

alas I picked a lot of other stupid subjects instead that I don’t even use. The most I got out of my degree was the self – initiated research you had to do in honours, it was great in helping me go out there and find out as much as I could about everything I was into. Learning a lot about art history and theory was probably the most valuable part of the whole experience. Q: Where do you make your images? Half the process is done at my desk at home where I create the images and do all the scanning and colour separations on the computer. The other half process is done at the screen printing studios at COFA where I stay back to the wee hours turning my little drawings into massive screenprints and editioning them. Q: Do you have a running theme with your images? In a nutshell, I’m intrigued by the dualistic nature of masculinity and the way masculinity often need to be reinforced through acts of violence and machismo. I’m interested in what this has to say about notions of multiple personalities when it comes to being men.

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Drew Flaherty is an ambitious up and coming freelance designer/artist based in Brisbane. With an intuative eye for aesthetics and a broad artistic skillset, Drew creates works that are vibrant and impacting over the range of fields including direction, branding, illustration, print, motion and web. He produces a rich tapestry of different styles that together evoke quite a beautiful, mystical quality.



“I make my images in my head and in my dreams” Q: When did you start image making? I´ve always had a profound interest in anything creative. Ever since I was a child I have loved to draw and paint, however, I only really began to focus on art as more than just a hobby around the time I turned 15. Q: Did the place you grew up influence your image making? The place I was born and where I grew up has definitely played a major part in the development of my character and personality in general. I have to say that as an indirect conscience, it has had a great impact and influenced over my art, as my environment shapes who I am as a person, and my art is a reflection of that shape. Q: Do you have any formal training? I studied at TAFE for a year where I completed a diploma of multimedia and certificate IV in IT, but most of what I have learnt has been self taught I believe. Q: Where do you make your images? On my computer in my bedroom and in my head and my dreams.


Q: What is your preferred medium to make images with? Digital, because of the unlimited possibilities it brings and the ease in which it can be dome. I think oils on canvas are the most satisfying however, in regards to the end product and authenticity. Q: What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making? Anything off the computer! More of my painting, metal sculpture, screen printing, photography, film… just anything away from the computer. Q: Who or what influences you the most? My imagination, music, street art, fashion, beauty, passion, people, everything I see, hear, touch, smell and taste. Q: What has been your greatest achievement so far? Doing the cover illustration for computer arts magazine was pretty cool, or maybe working on a poster for don´t panic media. Both where very exciting. Q: What is your next project? Exhibition? Collaboration? Too many, I’ve forgotten most of them. Q: What are your plans for the future? Maybe try to relax a bit. Less work more living.


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“Tan pop que duele” es la frase con la que se autodefine el colectivo australiano Team Kitten. En nuestra primera edición nos orgullece presentar a este grupo de ilustradores que, a través de su arte pop-cute, han llegado a construir un gran estudio de diseño. Reproducimos la entrevista en inglés que la revista WATIM realizó al grupo de diseñadores.


Q: When did you start image making? My earliest memory of image making was at home from about age 5 onnwards. I used to try to paint these happy worlds where I would like to live in. I grew up on a healthy diet of old fairy books, so my worlds were very natural with the hills and a stream and a basic mushroom house and there would be baby animals surrounding the house… I recreated that image so many times when I was younger, I guess I also do that today with my mini worlds. Q: Did the place you grew up influence your image making? Not particularly, I grew up on busy main roads, with constant traffic. There wasn’t anything very inspirational around the place except for my parents old books and magazines. It’s probably why I painted new worlds, because I didn’t like the one I was in when I was growing up. Q: Do you have any formal training? Of course! I went to the Team Kitten school of art, cuteness and funstuffs! It was rigorous regime of being glued to tv screen watching cartoons, reading picture books and magazines, playing with pencils, paints and playdoh, petting baby animals and listening to happy music! Ahh it was a tough school! 16

“I painted new world because I didn’t like the one I was in...” Q: Where do you make your images? Anywhere really! I usually get ideas when I travel, so I will sketch things out (bumpy as hell on train and bus!), and then when I am home I will redo these if I’m feeling them. I also like to draw in bed, I think that is where I am most comfortable. Q: How do you come up with your concepts? I usually start sketching around with imagery that I like first and see where it takes me. It could be totally removed from the initial idea, or it could revolve around it. It’s always different. Q; Do you have a running theme with your images? - 5 cups of sugar (flavoured cute) - 2 teaspoons of darkness - 1 kitten - 2 bunnys - 4 mushrooms (magic variety of course) - a pinch of kinky - a rainbow Place all ingredients into a large vat with a tub of lard and mix... Pour mixture onto some paper and bake in oven until desired result is achieved. Photography and text: 17



In her images,Sydney Nanami Cowdroy draws upon items and symbols which left

a distinct and posi-

tive impression on her as a child . Her artwork also takes in japanese themes and iconology from her time spent with her family in Japan, and explores ideas of searching for identity and how to relate to and distinguish yourself in your enviroment .

She started her image making since she was a little girl “ i used to drive my mum nuts , a distinct memory was for her was whe i received some oil crayons for my birthday, after she relised i couldn´t eat them , she went around and defaced every room, tile and carpet in the house. I never touched any sheets of paper , so my parent had a lovely horizontal expressionist mural which didn´t go above 3 foot . So as far back as i remember art, ilustration and design has always been a big part of my life., It´s my love and obsession.”


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“Pen and paper are my favourite materials to work with” Q: When did you start your image making? I ´ve been drawing and doodling and defacing surfaces  for as long as I can remember . I´ve been submitting work for commercial purpose for the last five and a half years. Q: Did the place you grew up influence your image making? I think I’ve been influenced by global creative trends, fashion and art movements. The Adelaide aesthetics isn´t one I’ve aspired to. Q: Where do you make your images? I always start an image with pen on paper and then create a finished image on computer. Q: How do you come up with your concepts? Once given my brief, I usually visualize my concept, then try and find reference material to support my internalized vision. Sadly, my work never quite lives up to the image I envision creating when I begin. Q: Has your approach to image making changed over the years? I have grown more confident in my own style and less likely to emulate the work of designers I admire.


Q: What other mediums would you like to explore in your image making? I love taking photographs and I would love to take photographs of more artistic merit than the drunken snapshots of friends in clubs than my photographic folio consist of at the moment. Q: Who or what influences you the most? My fiancé, Félix, I pretend to pay his suggestions no heed, but I do listen to him and make alterations accordingly. Q: Do you collect anything? If so what? I´m a hoarder so I tend to accumulate a great deal. Vintage dresses, accessorize, art & design references books occupy my all storage space. I would just like to continue to work in a textile design studio in addition to t-shirt graphics, magazine illustrations and I’d like to work on textiles for a label. Photography and text :



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