March 14, 2017


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“Making Drawings, no Boyfriends”
graphic designer, illustrator, stuff maker, Madrid

Alba Blazquez, one of the most brilliant European illustrators, based out of Madrid, is bursting with creativity.

A lot of her illustrations are entered around female daily life but with oftentimes a macabre touch and have somehow a surreal character. If you like Hitchcock movies blended with a contemporary signature and something Daliesque, Alba might be just up your alley.

She once described herself as self-taught illustrator with some mental diarrhea – so we believe that gives a quite clear first impression and for more, just read ahead.

In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
The diversity is welcome thanks to internet <3.

Number of unanswered mails in your account…
Just three. Well, I have some spam too like: become a millionaire and piss in everyone’s face…gross.

My perfect working outfit…
My furry unicorn pijama when it’s cold outside and the old underwear and merch given on summer.

My favourite new brand discovery…
“Big Bud Press”.


My everyday online art read is…
The World of social media is already art for themselves, but i like “Cultura Inquieta”, a spanish magazine.

My necessary extravagance is…
Cheap wigs, glitter and party glasses!

Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever bought…
I love ridiculous things, so i buy many…the last one was a bow tie for my dog, he hasn’t put it yet.

My ultimate secret after long working hours…
A dirty enjoyment of nachos with homemade guacamole and a lot of different cheeses.

My favourite collaboration of the art- and fashion world…
It’s coming out soon :)

My favourite hashtag…
#drama

On my office table I always have…
A mess. Always and forever.

The most arty city is…
I was in Lisbon for first time recently and I saw art in every corner, I didn’t expect it and I was very surprised.

Who are the best dressed in the art world…
Yayoi Kusma, Vivienne Westwood, Rupaul, etc.

Art world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Alaska Thunderfuck, gent and lady.

Artist(s) we should have on our watch list is/are…
Celeste Mountjoy, Daniel Clowes, Robert Deutsch, Juno Birch…

 

Photo by Alba Blázquez

Instagram: @albablazquezyo