On Friday the 11th May I went to a free Illustration Seminar at the Universidad Del Pacifico here in Santiago, Chile. This of course was a true test of my Spanish and a good opportunity to hear from some South American illustrators. There were presentations by four illustrators - Argentinians - Laura Varsky and Christian Montenegro and Chilean illustrators - Alberto Montt and Paloma Valdivia.
The presentations were focussed on the theme of self managed projects (or autogestiòn). The illustrators shared their experiences of embarking on self initiated projects like fanzines, books, blogs, creating typefaces and products and how these projects have helped them creatively and professionally.
It was really great to hear their experiences and gain some insight into how other illustrators work...oh and I also learned some illustration relevant words in Spanish. Bonus.
|Self Published Book 'Cuatro Gatos Negro Flacos' by Laura Varsky and Christian Mntenegro|
|Self initiated project of typography design 'Lady Renè' by Laura Varsky which was later made into a real book.|