After going through the pieces of Resurrection Furniture, we proceeded to the very personal art gallery of Robert Alejandro of The Sketching Backpacker and The Sartorialist Sketches, both of which were previously featured here in df.
RAW, short for RO-bert, is packed with the artist’s works, from framed The Sartorialist Sketches original watercolor drawings and various illustrated postcards, to hanging mobiles and whimsical metal sculptures. Because there’s not enough room for all the artworks, the rest were displayed along the hallway outside the room.
The room felt very personal, like we were breaking into someone’s private space. I appreciate the spontaneous “organized clutter” arrangement of the artworks which gave the space so much personality. For a second, it made me appreciate the mess of blueprints, swatches, and stacks of books and magazines on my desk, hehe.
We love RAW’s wall which was covered with whitewashed music sheets in place of a wallpaper. And of course, we love the card catalog! Our visit to this place made me realize that it should be an essential piece in a designer’s office. Talk about great storage solution.
Visit RAW’s facebook page here for more info and pictures of the artworks.
Next up is Hausbesetzer Tea Laboratory.
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Speaking of fashion, today, the artsy people that we follow on Twitter are somehow tweeting and raving about one thing–Intel’s documentary on photographer and blogger Scott Schumann aka The Sartorialist (above).
I’m sure most of you are familiar with The Sartorialist (the blog), which also has a book version. But did you know that a local artist, after being inspired by Schumann’s photographs, made a series of watercolor sketches of the pictures? Robert Alejandro (of Papemelroti, Probe Team, and Art is Kool) is the artist behind The Sartorialist Sketches.
“I’ve never heard of the website ‘The Sartorialist’ – not until I saw the book at a bookstore. I didn’t want to buy the book – I already made purchases and my bag was extremely heavy. But then, I loved the photographs, I loved how the people looked in the photographs and I thought it would be such a joy to draw them.”
Here are some of the sketches that he made.
For his other works, you can visit Robert Alejandro’s site here.
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