Phōs Zine Vol.1 Yellow

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by light, and we thought yellow represented it perfectly. We did not expect this many shades of yellow, this diversity of beautiful content you are about to see in this zine, and we are more than happy. We have to sincerely thank everybody that directed their light to us and helped us shine so brightly through their creations and support.


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Poem | Just Today by Elena Sevilla Poem | Poema dos dias bons by Henrik Ferrara Vegan Recipe | Lemon drizzle cake by Cocinina Article | Three Shades of Yellow by Doug Thomas Poem | Dies Irae by Braiyan Cruz Tale | Verde by Natalia Ceres Poem | Oscar by Camila Craig Song | Yellow by Esteban Léon Featured Artists list



Phōs Zine Phōs Zine is a collaborative magazine of many talented people based in simple concepts related to nature and humankind. Dedicated to giving emerging people a place where they can express themselves, it hopes to inspire and delight you with a raw but colorful view of the world. Brought together by a team of young people who wanted a platform to showcase art in a bright, open and lovely way, with no pretenses but only por amor al arte, Phos Zine believes in the power of locals artists, wanting to showcase their photography, illustrations, stories, poems and opinions. Each edition is centred around a theme that encapsulates the simplicity of daily life as a starter, letting your mind wander from that point and allowing it to create all kind of narratives.

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CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS Agata Gonçalves (from Portugal) Alba Linnèa Hosinsky Díaz (from Spain) Ana Pinho Carvalho (from Portugal) Anastasia Oss (from Italy, based in England) Andrea Pávon - Maldepiedras (from Spain) Ar-Umi (from Portugal) Braiyan Cruz (from Spain) Camila Craig (from Peru) Catarina Rodrigues (from Portugal, based in England) Cláudia Alves (from Portugal) Cláudia Silva (from Portugal) Cristiana Figueiredo (from Portugal) Cocinina (from Spain, based in England) Diego Blanco (from Belgium) Doug Thomas (from France, based in England) Elena Sevilla (from Spain) Elodie Bachelier (from France) Esteban Léon (from Peru) Gema Hernández (from Spain) Henrik Ferrara (from Portugal) Idoia Dávila (from Spain) Jara Santos (from Spain) Jon Imanol (from Spain) John Lopez (from Spain) Keiko McCartney (from Spain) Leonor Valente (from Portugal) Lionne K. (from Spain) Mafalda Santos (from Portugal) Margarida Ferreira (from Portugal) María Cosme Egüén (from Spain, based in Japan) María Díaz Candela (from Spain) Matilde Viegas (from Portugal) Naitmarr (from Spain) Natalia Ceres (from Spain) Sara y Adriana García (from Spain) Sergio Navarro (from Spain) Talía Pérez (from Spain)


written by Elena Sevilla

The city lights flashing through the window of the train, remind me of sunflowers across the field lane And for once, in quite a long time, I can enjoy the trip. for once, I let my mind fly free. So maybe just today, I’ll close my eyes and let my dress dance, and maybe, only for today, I’ll paint a yellow smile on my face.






“ The city lights flashing through the window of the train, remind me of sunflowers across the field lane �


“I’ll paint a yellow smile on my face.”




poema dos dias bons written by Henrik Ferrara

Praticar o amor Sementes de bem-estar Visitas de um amigo Ondas do mar

Esperar amanhã o orvalho Calor das superfícies Temperatura amena das sombras Bancos de jardim

Colorir cada saudação Pigmentos de sol Paleta da madrugada Raios de luz

Chuva que mastiga o parapeito Tempestade nos cabelos Comboios na água Espelhos no chão

Passear os verdes Tarefa de florista Num abraço de despedida Uma coleção de aromas

Cegar o mal de ontem Assobio musical Ramos que seguram Os pássaros da manhã

Saborear a atmosfera Todos os dias da primavera Sorriso do horizonte Almofada de cores

Deixar que me levem Verão danado Os animais vivem Eu morro descansado








lemon drizzle cake recipe by Cocinina




-300g of plain flour150g of white caster sugar -1.5 tsp of baking powder-300ml of liquid (juice of 2 lemons + vegan milk of your choice) -120ml of sunflower oil-Lemon zest of two lemons

1.Preheat the oven at 180ºC. 2.Grease a cake tin of at least 1L capacity (preferably a bread tin). 3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Be careful not to over-mix, some lumps are harmless as long as all the ingredients are well incorporated! 4. Pour the mix into the greased tin and bake it for around 40 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the tin. To know when it’s ready, stick a toothpick in the middle and it should come out clean. 5. Let it cool down in a cooling rack before taking it out of the cake tin. Once cooled, it should come off the tin easily. Let it cool down completely before eating or decorating.6. To make the lemon glaze, just mix 2/3 cups of icing sugar with lemon juice until you reach the desired consistency (around 1/2 a lemon should be enough). Yum!



about cocinina “Cocinina was born years ago to make an ethical lifestyle easier and more accessible to everyone. We want to learn how to be more respectful towards the environment, animals and other human beings, and we want to help other people learn with us. That’s why we promote not only veganism, but also Intersectionality. We want social justice for everyone. We are a team of two: Jose, who does the photography, and Marina, who creates the recipes and manages the social media.

And we spend most of our free time creating new easy and affordable vegan recipes, sharing them on our social media along with other tips, videos and texts about anti-racism, body positivity, (trans)feminism, ecology, and so on. Our aim is to share information to help people lead a more respectful lifestyle towards animals, humans and the planet.” You can learn more about them at






Y EL LOW written by Doug Thomas

Synesthesia is defined by a condition in which one sense—in this case hearing— is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses, such as sight. Synesthes associate colours and shapes to sounds and in this extent, music. Famous synesthes includes Franz Liszt, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Jean Sibelius, György Ligeti, Olivier Messiaen, Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, but also Vincent Van Gogh or David Hockney. While I do not have synesthesia, I often associate music with colours, sensations and images. Following are three examples of music works that in my opinion relate to variations of the colour yellow. For illustratory purposes, I have decided to precise my thoughts using the Pantone reference system. Before starting, it is worth explaining the sort of images and ideas I perceive from the colour yellow. Brightness and light, a sense of beginning or renewal, hope, tenderness, freshness or positivity are just a few

keywords that spring to my mind. Ambre by Nils Frahm—Pantone 1235 C. Ambre is a piano piece that can be found on Frahm’s album Wintermusik, released in 2007 as a Christmas present for his family and friends. The piece is particular since its title orients the listener towards a preset direction of interpretation. To me, Ambre sounds like an awakening piece, where light slowly emerges and becomes warmer and warmer. These vivid images of rays of light and gradual change are even more obvious in Daniel Hope’s interpretation— from his For Seasons album. Hope’s violin seems to add a sense of comfort and positivity to the piece. It is well worth noticing that Ambre—and to this extent the whole of Wintermusik— was improvised. This demonstrates Frahm’s ability to instantly compose pieces that are very evocative and finite.



Brightness and light, a sense of beginning or renewal, hope, tenderness, freshness or positivity



Symphony #41 in C Major, K. 551 by W.A. Mozart—Pantone Yellow UP Mozart’s last symphony, also known as “Jupiter”, was finished in 1788. Considered by many as one of finest works, it is the longest and last symphony the composer wrote before he died three years later. I have always found this symphony to bring clear images and colours to the mind. Particularly the first movement, which through the lack of introduction and tutti from the orchestra makes the energy and brightness of the music come as an evidence from the first bars. Through its development, the piece seems to be pulling the listener higher and higher each time, with tensions and releases, and energy rising up. There is some sort of positivity emerging from this piece, which is surprising given the context of its writing—Mozart seemed to be in financial difficulties and suffering from depression resulting in a poor creative output.

The Köln Concert, Pt. II c by Keith Jarrett—Pantone Yellow 0131 UP Pt. II c is the encore from the Köln Concert that was performed and recorded by Keith Jarrett in 1975. The Köln Concert is the best-selling solo album in jazz history, and the all-time best-selling piano album. The last part of Jarrett’s Köln Concert invariably creates expressive images in my mind. The clarity of the piano, its punchiness, the honky-tonk quality of it, paired with the joyful aspect of the piece has always brought a sense of beginning and development, and the scenery of rising images. The introductive melody sets the pace for a couple of minutes that seem to close the concert on a bright note. Pt. II c has been performed by Jarrett as an encore many times, and is also known as Memories of Tomorrow. The context of the concert and the recording, as well as the conditions of the piano and Jarrett’s own performance are


very important in the impressions that emerge from the listening of the piece. While this article focuses on the shades of the colour yellow, I have decided to include an additional example in order to broaden my argumentation. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35 by P.I. Tchaikovsky— Pantone 18-1664 TCX Fiery Red Tchaikovsky’s Concerto was completed in 1878, and is one of his best-known works, also considered as one of the hardest concerto for violin to perform. This piece has always brought clear images of bright red to my mind. Of course there is the association with Russia, and its strong historical connection to red; but I feel that on top of that, the concerto expresses all the feelings, passion, tenderness and strength of the Russian culture. If I ever had to find a way to describe Russia sensorially, Tchaikovsky’s Concerto would be my number one choice.


Because of its nature—as the only art that is not visual—music is inclined to bring images to the mind. Whether these images are created by ourselves in the case of synesthesia, or connected to images that are already there. To me, it is actually what makes music so powerful and infinite. The brief analysis of these pieces has shown how images, sensations or something as concrete as a colour shade can be brought to the mind effortlessly by music. Olivier Messiaen used to talk about producing pictures via sound, and his synesthesia surely had an influence on the process of shaping his music, especially on the way it was evocative and visual—his birdsongs are a very good example of that. For further development on synesthesia, it is worth mentioning the works of American artist Melissa McCracken who uses her condition to create stunning visualisation of music.

“Music is inclined to bring images to the mind.�





dies irae written by Braiyan Cruz

Se deshacen entre mis dedos los hilos del tiempo y se posa la arena de todos los relojes rotos a mis pies. Mi cara desierto, secas las lágrimas con cada disparo, con cada caída, con cada cuerpo acumulado, cal viva, espera y silencio. Carta desesperada, Madrid dinamitada desde dentro, promesas vacías de paz y honra. Arde impasible el sol en las calles, su reflejo en el vidrio del suelo. Galopa cobarde el hambre por nuestra tierra, paredón rojo, rojo al paredón.


Se instaura el rĂŠgimen ante la pasividad del progreso, muere la libertad entre alambres de espino, nanas a la cebolla en las playas de Francia. Leprosos, asesinos, seĂąalados y apestados, despiertan a gritos, se duermen a golpes, silencio. Silencio. Silencio. Se visten de oveja los lobos saciados. Olvida el pueblo cicatrices y cadenas. Perdimos los ojos en la guerra.






“Cuando gires hacia mí no mires fijamente. Recuerda que mirar al sol puede dejarte ciego.”





verde written by Natalia Ceres

Recuerdo un campo lleno, un día espléndido, nuestros vestidos quedándose enganchados entre las hojas. Recuerdo que las hojas no eran suaves, recuerdo los arañazos que nos hicimos en las piernas y los brazos, porque recuerdo lo mucho que me sorprendió lo altos y grandes que eran en realidad. Recuerdo que luego nos reímos por estar llenas de esas pequeñas líneas rojizas. Recuerdo que alzábamos la vista y todo era azul. Recuerdo que no queríamos perdernos, pero en realidad sí queríamos. Recuerdo las risas, recuerdo el viento, recuerdo que casi flotábamos. Recuerdo que apenas hablamos. Recuerdo que no hacía falta. Recuerdo que escuchábamos a tu padre allá lejos, pero recuerdo que no le echábamos cuenta. Recuerdo que vino a buscarnos, porque no queríamos irnos y seguíamos allí sentadas, allí riendo, allí viviendo. Recuerdo intentar convencerle de que nos dejara un

ratito más, solo un ratito. Recuerdo que se hacía de noche, recuerdo cómo cambiaban las hojas, cómo todo se movía. Recuerdo el silencio y a la vez el sonido tan evidente, en nuestros oídos, de que allí estaba sucediendo algo extraordinario. Recuerdo que después nos dijeron que no era en absoluto extraordinario, pero a nosotras nos lo siguió pareciendo. Recuerdo que pensé cómo podían no considerar aquello extraordinario. Recuerdo mi asombro, mirándolo todo, mientras volvíamos con tu padre, de la mano, por el camino hasta casa. Recuerdo que entonces temí perderme, porque recuerdo que todo había cambiado demasiado rápido y me asustan los cambios. Recuerdo que aquello me parecía solemne. Recuerdo que no quise hablar en todo el camino de vuelta, porque recuerdo que no quería estropear aquel momento mágico y aterrador. Recuerdo que, ya en casa, tú en la cama de abajo y yo en la de


arriba, hablamos flojito. Recuerdo que no queríamos despertar a tus padres. Recuerdo que hablamos del paseo, pero no recuerdo lo que dijimos. Recuerdo que mis padres me recogían al día siguiente y recuerdo que esa noche apenas pude dormir porque recuerdo que no quería irme. Recuerdo que quería seguir allí contigo, el resto del mes, pero recuerdo que me dijeron que no podía ser así. Recuerdo esperar con angustia el momento de que vinieran a por mí, porque recuerdo que pensé que aquellos días nunca más se repetirían, y recuerdo que me entristecí mucho al pensarlo porque recuerdo que yo quería que hiciésemos lo mismo todos los años. Recuerdo que me quedé dormida y recuerdo que tu madre nos despertó bien entrada la mañana. Recuerdo pensar que se me acababa el tiempo allí, que se me acababa el tiempo contigo, que se me acababan los paseos mágicos por la tarde, que tenía la sensación de que aquella sería la primera y la última vez que lo haríamos. Recuerdo que también pensé que no podía despedirme de ti triste. Recuerdo que sonreímos y nos reímos mucho mientras esperábamos a que mis padres llegaran, pero no recuerdo cómo conseguí sonreír ni reír. Recuerdo que mis padres y el coche y mi casa y mis hermanos y volver a la ciudad me


sonaban lejanos y extraños. Recuerdo que me despedí de tus padres y de ti con un abrazo. Recuerdo que me dijeron que cuando quisiese podía ir allí otra vez. Recuerdo que tú dijiste que el año que viene haríamos lo mismo. Recuerdo que mis padres sonrieron y dijeron que por supuesto que sí. Recuerdo que yo dije que sí, sonriendo, mientras pensaba que no, que aquello no volvería a pasar. Recuerdo meterme en el coche y salir de tu parcela. Recuerdo perderte de vista. Recuerdo entrar en carretera. Recuerdo ver el campo desde la ventanilla, igual de grande que ayer. Recuerdo que volví a pensar que nunca más entraría en uno de esos campos, pero también recuerdo pensar que ojalá me estuviese equivocando. Recuerdo que estuve todo el camino pensando que la única forma de volver a ver esos campos sería así, desde la ventanilla del coche cuando estuviéramos en la carretera. Recuerdo seguir deseando volver. Recuerdo pensar que, aunque no volviera más, nunca me olvidaría de la sensación de aquellos días, ni de nuestras risas, ni de los campos, ni de los perros, ni de los gatos, ni de los árboles, ni de tu casa, ni de tus padres, ni de ti. Recuerdo jurarme que siempre lo recordaría. Al año siguiente, recuerdo no recordar nada.




“Recuerdo que las hojas no eran suaves”






oscar written by Camila Craig

Van Gogh ate yellow paint on the lookout for happiness. He painted sunflowers to keep them alive. We too, are enchanted by such colateral dependence. I write to remember things, you speak to forget them. We like to remember sunny days filled with fizzy lemonade. I drink you like yellow paint just to feel something.



How lonely do we have to be so we start painting each other? You ask As if I weren’t a candle light, a fire cracker, the upcoming year. As if I wasn’t already a starry night, a maniac under the moonlight.



“ As if I weren’t a candle light, a fire cracker, the upcoming year “





“I start drawing - in the air with a palette knife. I never touch the canvas with the tool. I experience it as a dance.� -

Elodie Bachelier


LISTEN TO “YELLOW“ by Esteban Léon

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FEATURED AR TIS T S PHOTOGRAPHY Alba Linnèa Hosinsky Díaz (from Spain) Instagram: @albalinnea Artwork: Untitled (2017) Page: 35 Anastasia Oss (from Italy, based in England) Instagram: @_anastasiaphotography Pages: 1 (cover), 13, 42, 52-53, 58 Catarina Rodrigues (from Portugal, based in England) Website: Instagram: @catariinaarodrigues Pages: 10-11, 12, 18, 51, 62-63 Diego Blanco (from Belgium) Instagram: @nomatterwhite Page: 21 Gema Hernández (from Spain) Instagram: @gmahdez Pages:18, 55 Idoia Dávila (from Spain) Artwork: Horiak hori (2018) Instagram: @missamericanpie_ Twitter: @Doiichan Pages: 63 Jon Imanol (from Spain) Artwork: Udako iluntze bat Website: Instagram: @imanol_rr Twitter: @Imanol_RR Pages: 60 Keiko McCartney (from Spain) Artwork: Garota in yellow (Salamanca, 2017) Instagram: @keikomccartney Facebook: fraumccartney Pages: 22, 42 70

Leonor Valente (from Portugal) Website: Facebook: Pages: 32, 35, 43 Mafalda Santos (from Portugal) Artworks: Midsommer (2017) // Clementine’s Bike (2018) Instagram: @moonulv Behance: @moonulv Pages: 19, 20 María Cosmen Egüén (from Spain, based in Japan) Instagram: @verymerii EyeEm: @mcosmen00 Tictail: @mochitto Twitter: @verymerii Pages: 9, 56-57, Matilde Viegas (from Portugal) Website: Instagram: @matildeviegas Flickr: Page: 41 Sara y Adriana García (from Spain) Artwork: Hacia mí gira (2018) Website: Instagram: @saragabephoto//@iamtheartygirl Twitter: @saragabeph Page: 44, 45 Sergio Navarro (from Spain) Artwork: El Rey Amarillo (Venecia, 2018) Instagram: @sserying Page: 21 Talía Pérez (from Spain) Artwork: AM (2018) Instagram: @taliapzer Pages: 36-37 Teresa Yanes (from Spain) Instagram: @teresayanesfotoygrafica Pages: 60 71

ILLUSTRATION + PAINTING Agata Gonçalves (from Portugal) Artwork: Menina Limão (2018) Instagram: @agataris Facebook: agataris Page: 23

John Lopez (from Spain) Artwork: Yellow Touch Instagram: @johnarq Facebook: @walterisco Pages: 54-55

Ana Pinho Carvalho (from Portugal) Artwork: About a Yellow Ear (2017) Behance: @anapinho999bea Instagram: Facebook: @anapinhothebluepage Page: 30

Lionne K. (from Spain) Artwork: Silencio en la atalaya (2018) Instagram: @lionnek Pages: 4-5

Andrea Pávon - Maldepiedras (from Spain) Instagram: @maldepiedras Pages: 28-29 Ar-Umi (from Portugal) Artwork: Sour (2018) Instagram: :@ar.umi Page: 16 Cláudia Alves (from Portugal) Artwork: Yellow Thoughts (2018) Instagram: @urbitchlau Pages: 38 Cláudia Silva (from Portugal) Artwork: Flying Ara (2018) Facebook: @claudiasilva123 Instagram (Art Account): @justclausart Instagram (Personal Account): @justbeingclau Pages: 73 Cristiana Figueiredo (from Portugal) Artwork: Passar o tempo (2017) Instagram: @crisfromthespace Page: 2 Elodie Bachelier (from France) Artwork: Madone (Acrylic and Tea on Canvas) Instagram: @lod_bach Pages: 66-67 Jara Santos (from Spain) Instagram: @lindsay.dots Pages: 8 72

Margarida Ferreira (from Portugal) Instagram: @margaridacferreira Page: 6 María Díaz Candela (from Spain) Artwork: Science Fiction (2018) Instagram: @emecandela Twitter: @eme_candela Pages: 46-47 Naiara F. Cantero - “Naitmarr” (from Spain) Artwork: Peace Wave (2018) Tumblr: Instagram: @naitmarr Patreon: @naitmarr Behance: @naitmarr Page: 15 Natalia Ceres (from Spain) Artwork: Collage Azul (2018) Instagram: @lebnauw Twitter: @lebnauw Page: 48 Sara Blanco (from Spain) Artwork: Verano (2017) Portfolio: Instagram: @Blancobain Twitter: @Blancobain_ Page: 65



Braiyan Cruz (from Spain) Website: sigosiendoevanescente Twitter: @tripoutro Page: 39-40

Esteban LĂŠon (from Peru) Facebook: EstebanLeonv Instagram: @leonvesteban Twitter: @EstebanLeonv Soundcloud: @estebanleonv Spotify: Esteban LeĂłn Pages: 68

Camila Craig (from Peru) Instagram: @camila.craig Page: 59, 61, 63 Doug Thomas (from France) Website: Instagram: @dougthomasofficial Pages: 31-35 Elena Sevilla (from Spain) Artwork: Just Today (2018) Instagram: @elemusabh Twitter: @elemusa Pages: 8, 13, 14

RECIPE Cocinina (from Spain) Website: Instagram: @cocininavegana Facebook: @cocininavegana Pages: 24-27

Henrik Ferrara (from Portugal) Artwork: Poema dos dias bons (2018) Instagram: @henrikferrara Page: 17 Natalia Ceres (from Spain) Artwork: Verde (2018) Instagram: @lebnauw Twitter: @lebnauw Pages: 49-50, 54



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