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David Méndez - Ignacio Torres Alba Prat - Philippe Dufour-Loriolle


Cuarzo Staff Héctor Manjarrez López Director

Cuarzo Magazine Editor

Dagoberto Martínez Aranda Art Director

Cuarzo Magazine Editorial Design

Collaborators Alba Prat David Méndez Alonso Ignacio Torres Philippe Dufour-Loriolle Amir Kuckovic Ana Carrete Marco Annunziata


David MĂŠndez Alonso

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avid Mendez Alonso Also know as "Misterthefreak" is a mixed-media designer originally from north Spain, Galicia. Showing tremendous skill with shape, color, and abstract interpretation, Alonso has a way of getting you to re-think the traditional role of a designer by extending his reach not just to posters and printed materials, but to the things that surround us in everyday life. Blending both the elitism wrought by Swiss-style designers like PaulRand, and the haste-filled creation of modern street art, I can’t help but feel he’s created a perfect representation of what it means to be a modern graphic designer.


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Photography by Ignacio Torres Model(s) Nayef Nebhan, Danielle McDaniel, John Alarcon, Rebeca Murguia, Jose Martinez, Arianne Few, Mando Portillo, Bianca Sifuentes, Johnny Bustamante & Felicia Garcia


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Ignacio Torres I

gnacio Torres is an artist based in New York City. he was bron in the border city of El Paso, Texas. In the fall of 2010 he recivied his BFA in Photography form the University of North Texas. Ignacio is curretly working in personal projects that explore youth, identity and scientific theories through the use of photography, animated gif and video.


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he project “Stellar� began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.


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Philippe Dufour-Loriolle

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hilippe completed a Diplome National Superieur D’Expression Plastique in Art at the Fine Art School in Montpellier, France. With his strong interest in mixing fashion , contemporary art and design by achieving a Master in Textile Engineering, specializing in numerical printing. Since then, he freelances in graphic design for the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and does fashion consulting for Olivier Borde.


1. When do you know Illustration was for 6. what your recently favorite brands clothes you? you liking at the moment? When i realized i loved abstract translation You mean the « new » ones ? Apart Olivier Borde , I would say Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, MoutonCollet Jewels, then of course Dries van Noten, 2. How long have you been working as a fas- Comme des Garçons… hion consultant/illustrator? 5-6 years, now 7. A clothe that you would wear everyday? A white naturaly overused tshirt, so used it be3. What is your process of inspirations in comes sheer your illustrations? Words or sentences on a side, that usualy pop up by themselves, generaly souding like slogans. 8. What do you think are the five items every Images on the other. Then mixing them all up man should own in his wardrobe? randomly or on purpose. Good wooden hangers, nice and practical boxes Taking classical images and imagining how for your socks and underwear, a good yet not too to slightly and insidiously make them say so- agressive light, Shoetrees and correct miror with mething different than their first purpose. 3 faces so that he can keep the things he loves longer 4. Whats your type of music you listen to when your working? From electronic landscapes (Cliff Martinez) to grumbling noise (Marvins), through classical baroque music (Haendel)

9. And, Any places to inspiration to recommend if we visiting Paris? Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris 3ème Jardins du Luxembourg The supermarkets (i always go to supermarkets in foreign countries, and look for basical products, like old hair wax, or soap. Their designs 5. What is the most fascinating part of being are always amazing) an fashion consultant? Punky bars in the 20th like La Féline Being aside of fashion, looking somewhere else. Musée d’Orsay Not drowned in it. Illustration Cover and Interview by Dagueto


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Amir Kuckovic

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mir Kuckovic , born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and moved to Spain because the war. With his 23 years old has a big passion for photography, hes special hability are portraits, he knows how to be near with a person and making all his photos very naturally. hes very influenced by a lot of great photographers in flickr. His equipment is- Canon AE-1 P, Canon 500n, Canon EOS 450D, Olympus Trip 35, Olympus Mju II, Olympus Pen ee, Polaroid Image System, Fuji instax mini and some disposable cameras.

Hes currently living now in Barcelona.


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Alba Prat

ashion design gradutae from University of Berlin and born in Barcelona, Alba Prat show us her new project called “Digitalized” a work inspirared of the move “Tron”, for the moment she doing an intership working with Christopher Kane in London.


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ron, a cult film from 1982, takes place in two parallel universes: the real and the virtual. Through a laser that converts real people into pixels, the world of Tron appears like a strange foreign world without sun, where androids live surrounded by 3D landscapes. The film has a strong retro character given by the era of production, which coexists with a high-tech nature. Both aspects are the basis of my collection. It consists in androgyn, straight silhouettes out of wool, leather, cotton and lack. Through different techniques I have created cube patterns on the surface of some of the materials. Giving the designs a technical yet minimalist character.


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You said i could use that thing you said for a title but i didn't i will suck your tongue until you stop breathing i want to make you feel alive but i need you to return the favor eat me now spit me later i want to exit your body like sperm.

Text and Collage by Ana

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The Trespass

parade by the artist yanyan huang The Flintstones, abeit Russian and modernized, whizzed past me, offering free donuts on their prehistoric sticks. I considered running alongside the golf cart, but they disappeared in a flash, slinging lollipops and jokes. Talented zombies pop and locked past in loose formations while I wondered about their socks getting dirty on the asphalt. It was the dizzying scene of the Trespass parade downtown - a confusing madness of sounds, shouts, and colors that we all experienced on that October day. Bewildered passersby watched us as we slowly danced, walked, rumbled forward from the LA Mart to MOCA. Several popsicle-vendors wore the shirts of our messages as they followed along, stopping occasionally to sell frozen watermelon and coconut novelties. Judging from the spectators’ expressions, I too wasn’t all clear about the message - was it for freedom of speech/immigration reform or an allencompassing celebration of LA’s growing hub of art and creativity? As Occupy LA’s protest met up with our brightly colored train, I supposed that it was for all of these movements, and for none really, in the Duchampian Dada-style. Still, it was electrifying and entertaining, merits of a parade well performed.

Text and photos By,

Marco Annunziata


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