lunes, febrero 18, 2019

THE TWO NEW SURSYSTEM 3R THAT I LEFT IN CALI

I went to Cali, the city where I was born to celebrate the holidays with my family after 4 years and 6 months of living in NYC. There I met again many of my friends and one of them, Hermann was in Cali too, he is living in Barcelona and the first time that we met was there, then we became friends; was so nice met Hermann in Cali because when I went to Barcelona in 2017 I didn’t give him the gift that I made for him, but, he told me before I was in Cali that he would be there the same dates than me, then I finished his gift and I gave it to him. Obviously, the gift was a Sursystem 3R, it was the number 5 that I did just with stickers. Also, I left in Cali the Sursystem 3R number 3, but I didn’t reach the person out for who I made that Sursystem. I hope someday I can meet that person in Cali and give her the Sursystem 3R that I made for her.

Cover of the Sursystem 3R number 3 (03 of 06)
Currently on Cali, Colombia


Backcover of the Sursystem 3R number 3

Cover of the Sursystem 3R number 5 (05 of 06)
Currently in Cali... I think, I really don't know where it is.


Backcover of the Sursystem 3R number 4 


View of the Sursystem 3R number 5 open


Marcelo Arroyave
The last Sursystem Collective member
Transmitting from the Winter

martes, diciembre 04, 2018

THE TWO NEW SURSYSTEM 3R THAT I LEFT IN BUENOS AIRES

Since I am living and working in NYC I started to plan my vacations in advance, very Greengo and very responsible. I started to do the same thing with the gifts that I want to give to my friends when I will meet them on my vacations. I did both things this year: I planned my vacations ahead and I made the gift for my friends in advance. 


COVER OF SURSYSTEM 3R (02 OF 06) WITH RUBBER BAND THAT HOLD THE COVER
CURRENTLY IN BUENOS AIRES

COVER WITHOUT THE RUBBER BAND
BACKCOVER WITHOUT THE RUBBER BAND

INTERIOR PAGE OF THE COVER

INTERIOR PAGE OF THE BACKCOVER

This year I went to Buenos Aires to visit my friend Sara who lives there around 7 years ago, also, I found there Natalia who is my friend from my university in Cali, Colombia, and finally I reached Liber in Montevideo who I knew from Cali and then I met in Barcelona when I lived there in 2008. 
 

  COVER OF SURSYSTEM 3R (04 OF 06)                FEATURE BY FRAHY 
CURRENTLY IN BUENOS AIRES

BACKCOVER SURSYSTEM 3R
FEATURE BY FRAHY

INTERIOR PAGE OF THE COVER

INTERIOR PAGE OF THE BACKCOVER

SPECIAL INTERIOR PAGE FROM THE SURSYSTEM 3R/04

I made five new Sursystem 3R (Rethink, Reuse and Recycle) before I went to my vacations in Buenos Aires, one of them I gave to my friend Sara, and then another one who was made for my friend Frahy (she made the cover and the Back cover) and I brought it to her friend Juan who lives in Buenos Aires many years ago. I was so happy to see Sara and Juan faces when they were receiving the Sursystem 3R from me, I think it is a good practice because now when the people want to give to someone a gift many of them just buy a gift card and it is showing me a lack of creativity and imagination. I prefer to work with my hands and give my friends something unique and useful. 

                            

  SPECIAL INTERIOR PAGES FROM THE SURSYSTEM 3R/02


The purpose of this speech is showing the visitors of my blog the new two Sursystem 3R that I left in Buenos Aires. This series has the particularity that the cover/backcover was made just with stickers.

SSyS 3R/04.                                                                               SSyS 3R/02

                                                                                     

Marcelo 
Sursystem Collective last survivor
Transmitting from the winter! 

domingo, octubre 14, 2018

MY PERSONAL CARDS!

On the past month, I went to two different events, the first one was a presentation in La Morada restaurant on South Bronx. It event was about made paper with used paper and the topic was the immigration at the current situation under the Trump presidency. I went there for many reasons, the first one was that I wanted to check the work out that Mobile Print Power did with La Morada restaurant about this project that was connected with the Bronx Museum. The second one reason was to meet with the different organizations that were there representing the community and the last one was eat some Mexican food from La Morada restaurant. 

A couple of weeks after it event, I went to the NY Art Book fair in MoMA PS1, first, to do networking and second to look if there were some interesting publication, on Fanzine or Magazine format. I found several publications that caught my attention in, but I will dedicate another post to talk about that publications.


On both events, the people who were there gave me their personal cards or business card, as some of them called it. In the same time, they request me for my personal card, and unfortunately, at that moment I did have not it. This lack of personal cards came from a long time ago, also, long time ago I was thinking in make my personal cards through the web pages that offer that service online, but I never did, maybe because I was waiting for the right moment. 

I lost in both events the opportunity to let to these people know my work as publisher but I gained the time to think about how I wanted to make my personal cards. 


Finally, a couple of weeks after these events I realized in which way I wanted to make my personal cards. The way that I found to make my personal cards was the same way that I always try to use when I work on publications, the name of that way is D.I.Y. I wanted to show the result here. 

The materials that I used to do my cards were: a rubber stamp, carton and white blank sticker from the CD labels. 


I made the whole work, and I feel that I did it very well, and I think that some of the things that we need and we used every day on the daily basis we could make it for our self. 


Try it!

By Marcelo Arroyave
Transmitting from the beginning of the winter! Winter is coming, fuck!



martes, agosto 07, 2018

THE FIRST SURSYSTEM 3R IN 2018


When I started to make the Sursystem Magazine I was to doing a workshop in my original city: Cali, it was a long time ago, when I was in the university and when I believed that I could change the world. The idea of the Sursystem magazine wasn’t just mine, there was another person, my friend from the university Harold, better known in Cali as The Zudakaboy; he was doing a workshop with me about Manu Chao and the world music and in the middle of this job we started to think about a magazine where we could to write about music, globalization and “mestizaje”, then, we started to build, first, the idea about the publication and then, the topics and finally, the magazine title. 

COVER OF 
THE FIRST SURSYSTEM 3R IN 2018
CURRENTLY IN CALI, COLOMBIA


We worked together with the magazine for around four years, we made together 3 issues and then, He went apart to start to make his own Magazine that is called Satellite Sursystem. The last number of Satellite Sursystem is about the Salsa Music and its history in Cali, Colombia and the Caribe. My friend Harold sent me it with my sister around 6 months ago, and it is a beautiful publication with very interesting essays, articles, and stories, also, the graphic design that was made by Carlos Carrillo -in my opinion, the best graphic designer in Cali and also in Colombia- is really amazing, beautiful, awesome... I don’t have more words to describe their beauty. 

SURSYSTEM 3R BACK COVER

The way that I chose to said thank you to my friend for sending me the last edition of his publication was to making a Magazine Sursystem 3R to him. I sent it to him with my sister when she was back to Colombia around five months ago. I hope Harold will enjoy my magazine that is handmade such as I enjoyed his magazine when I got it. His magazine Sursystem was the first magazine that I made in 2018. 

Enjoy!

INTERIOR PAGE
Marcelo Arroyave
Eternal Member of the Collective Sursystem
Transmitting From South Bronx.



domingo, marzo 04, 2018

FROM JAPAN: TRAVELER'S FACTORY

The last November my friend invited me to an event in Ace Hotel in Manhattan, there was a Japanese collective who have a company called Traveler’s Company. They were there to do a workshop with their product Traveler’s Notebook. Meet to them there was a great surprise to me because I am a producer and editor of fanzines, magazines and books and long time ago, when I started to do my first fanzines and magazines, I dreamed with my own publishing house where the people could buy my fanzines, magazines, and books and also they could make their own fanzines or books with the material that the company offered to them. In my dream, everything would be handmade and the work process inside the editorial would be horizontal. Unfortunately, sometimes the life shows you that your dreams couldn’t be real due the life itself. But, I was so happy in that workshop looking how my dream became real through other people from the opposite side of the world -regardless their project is too Hipster to me. Due to my special relationship with the Japanese culture, I checked that it project went far from just made notebooks and books, they developed all kind of accessories in order to decorate and personalize the traveler notebook. The experience with Traveler’s Company from Japan was fantastic and totally amazing. I am very grateful to my friend for taking me there. 



A promotional newspaper and a little fanzine from TF that I took in their workshop in Ace Hotel.


Different kind of papers offered by TF in the Ace Hotel workshop


A table in the Ace Hotel lobby with Different kind of papers offered by TF in the Ace Hotel workshop


Travel notebook offered by TF in Ace Hotel workshop


Travel notebook offered by TF in Ace Hotel workshop


By 
Marcelo Arroyave