Photo gallery of Ne Obliviscaris and Caligula’s horse at 170 Russell, Melbourne. Friday 10th, May, 2019. Shot for 27 Magazine.
Come and join me at Incube8r to play, doodle, design, re-think, remix, invent, debate, fix, steal, find, weirdify (wait…is that a word?), conquer the world, cook, destroy, learn and hopefully laugh in the process.
During each session we will explore a topic related to creativity and work on a project. It could be a print, a t-shirt design, a song, a cartoon character, a poster, a collage, an animation, a video, a poem, a manifesto, the next most viewed Ted Talk ®, a product, a game, a new invention that will save the world from doomsday, all of the previous or none at all. Enrol and find out!
- Duration: 6 sessions 12-3pm
- When: Saturday June 8th to July 13th
- Where: Incube8r Prahran 116 Greville Street (A few mins. from Prahran train station)
- Materials: A3 Sketchpad, black Sharpie.
- Optional: Printing costs of some of the class projects (T-shirts, posters, etc)
- Cost: Early bird $400aud (before May 8th), Regular $500aud
- A minimum of 4 students is required ro run the workshop.
About me: Mexican designer. Passionate about posters. I love to work in projects related to music, culture, environment, science, education and social issues. I live in Melbourne with Claudia (homo sapiens) and Kimiko & Cubeta (Felis Catus). We enjoy eating pizzas and watching cartoons.
My job at Stile Education is creating graphics that deliver an antidote to boring, irrelevant science teaching resources. I also teach and lecture at at RMIT University. My spare time is dedicated to coordinating the environmental poster competition Segunda llamada. On the spare time of the spare time I’ll try to draw Claudia, Kimiko & Cubeta while they sleep, and live a creative life.
Part 1 – Paris – Poster for tomorrow
A year ago I was invited as part of the International design workshops held at École Intuit Lab. During 1 week at the end of January my students worked on designing a poster for the best social project in the world: Poster for Tomorrow’s 2017 – Freedom of Movement.
Getting from Melbourne to Paris took almost 36 hours but it was worth every minute. A very intense week in which I met amazing people, drank a lot of coffee —and wine—, ate an insane amount of croissants and cheeses; but most important of all enjoyed and learnt from working with a multicultural class made of super enthusiastic students from France, China and India, all willing to share their ideas, thoughts and process.
It was also great meeting other guests, starting new friendships and re-encountering with old friends: Ginette Caron from Canada, Eduardo Aires from Portugal, Benito Cabañas from Mexico, Minal Nairi from India, Yiwang Li from China and my great french friends Michel Olivier and Hervé Matine.
The final results of the workshop are shown below. A wide variety of concepts, graphic solutions and points of view on a very relevant world issue nowadays: freedom, migration, asylum seekers and the peaking refugee crisis. Designed briefly after Trump´s travel ban was announced it encouraged very interesting ideas and discussions in the classroom.
(Note to students: if I’m missing any poster please let me know!)
The exhibitions and competition catalogue published at the end of 2017 feature 3 of the student´s posters among the top 100 winners, while another one made it to the top 300 shortlist. Congratulations to everyone for the hard work!
In this video you can listen to some of the student´s experiences, and from 1:45 look at our workshop and what seems like I´m teaching Tai-chi instead of design.
Thanks to École Intuit Lab, Michel and Patrick for the opportunity. Emmanuelle, Lucy, Angèle and all the staff . But mostly to the students for your passion and energy. It was a beautiful experience and one of the best in my career as a graphic design teacher 🙂
Merci beaucoup Paris, a la prochainé ! Next stop: Aix-en-Provence
Photo Gallery of the amazing gig by Anathema. 170 Russell, Melbourne, December 6, 2017. Shot for 27 Magazine
Update: September 19
Mexico was hit again, now by a 7.1 earthquake in the city center, hours after the safety drills (The deadliest earthquake was this same date in 1985). More than 40 buildings collapsed. Deathtoll raises to 200 and right now (Wed 20, 10am, Melbourne time) people are still trapped and without electricity.
Last week Mexico was hit by an 8.2 magnitude earthquake —the strongest since 1932. Towns and communities in poor regions of Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas were severely damaged and the death toll has raised to over 90 in the past days. There is a lot of re-building needed. You can read more here via The Guardian
The amazing Colectivo Mercadorama has donated silkscreen gig-posters by some of Mexico´s finest artists: Kraken, Smithe and Mike Sandoval. I am joining efforts with a few of my prints to be sold in Australia.
The money from the sales will be donated to relief affected communities from the “Istmo” region trough Francisco Toledo (legendary print-maker from Oaxaca, known for his constant work in community, environmental and political issues. Update: beside Oaxaca donations will be directed to other support channels, like Dona Kichink and communities in Jojutla trough friends and family.
If you want to purchase any of these prints, please contact me at 0412-794649 or firstname.lastname@example.org; shipping available within Australia (not included)
If you don´t want prints you can also help with a direct donation, what buys here a coffee and lunch makes a huge difference in those communities where the minimum wage per day is less than $6 aud… So, you get the idea.
Thanks to all friends and family that have joined so far, We have reached $820aud
Bank details: Gustavo Morales, Account: 440224358, 193-879
All posters are hand-printed silkscreens from limited editions. 200g couche matte paper. Last but not least thanks to Ahmed Bautista for making this possible.
SOLD Digital print in Platina Canson paper. Inspired by “La lotería” track by Austin TV
Photo gallery of Voyager (Australia) plus guests The Algorithm (France). The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne – May 12th, 2017.
Shot for 27 music arts media All photos ©Gus Morainslie