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

lunes, enero 15, 2018

SURSYSTEM 3R MAGAZINE NUMBER SEVEN THE LAST MAGAZINE FROM 2017


SURSYSTEM 3R # 07 COVER
 CURRENT ON CUMMING, GEORGIA


SURSYSTEM 3R #7 BACK COVER

The last week of December my friend invited me to go to her home to pass the new year with her family and friends. It was in Cumming, Georgia, on a typical north America suburb next to the Lanier Lake. I was there for one week and we did a lot of things through these days.

Before I left NY to go there, I started to think was what the best gift for my friends if they have everything that a typical north America family could to buy? Of course I though in make a Sursystem 3R for them like a way to show my love and my care for them, but also, like a way to said to them that outside to there are another different ways to live and the most important thing: different ways to see our world. 

This is the Sursystem 3R Magazine number seven, the last magazine that I made in 2017. 

Enjoy

Marcelo Arroyave



sábado, diciembre 09, 2017

FINALLY, THE SURSYSTEM 3R NUMBER SIX!



On my last post, I said that I did my first six Sursystem 3R, but I only showed 5 of them. The number 6 was difficult to make because that one is for the person who helped me to make the art on the cover and the backcover in two of the first five, and she is an artist plenty of talent and good ideas and it means that I can't make her SSyS_3R in a simple way. The problem is that I am not an artist and I spent a lot of time thinking about how to make that magazine and that the results were good and she would like it. However, here is the SSyS_3R number 6, finally, I hope it will like to her and I wish don't spent a lot of time trying to make the next magazines.

 

The nice thing when you aren't an artist and you start to do this kind of work is that your imagination becomes fastest and new ideas coming to you, it happened with this copy. I added new content from another art magazine into the Sursystem in order to make it more beauty and unique.



The last thing that I want highlight is that all the material that I used to made it, are from the workplace of my friend, from the plastic bag where the Sursystem is in, to the material to make the collage that is on the cover and back cover, until the pages that I put here in this post and that are inside it.




Enjoy!



Marcelo.

domingo, septiembre 24, 2017

THE SIX FIRST SURSYSTEM 3R


Almost one month ago, I went to visit my friends taking advantage of my vacations. Before started my trip I thought about what kind of gift I needed to buy to gave to my friends, and I didn't found anything nice made in New York City and I didn't to want to buy the regular souvenir from this city, however, the problem to me was to get a good present for my friends which I didn't see between 6 and 4 years ago. I wanted to erase years of ungratefulness Caleña (I don't know if it has some sense in English).

After weeks of search different kind of presents in Hipster stores, regular gift shops and walks on the stupid malls, I decided to make the gifts with my own hands, also, I decided that I don't wanted to spend a single dollar to buy these presents. On that way, I made the six first Sursystem 3R for my friends, totally handmade, with reuse materials and with special features just for them.

I wanted to show it here and say to the people that still visit the Blog that it is my new project called Sursystem 3R (Reuse, Recycle and Rethink), and I wanted to start to make that Fanzine on my own but also in workshops and art classes in the schools and add to it new material about the 3R subjects.

By last, I want to say thanks to Frahy who helped me with the cover and back-cover of two of the six Sursystem 3R; anyone can see the difference between what I made and what she made. Enjoy.


COVER AND BACK COVER SURSYSTEM3R 1/6
CURRENTLY IN MADRID, SPAIN.






COVER AND BACKCOVER SURSYSTEM 3R 2/6
CURRENTLY VALENCIA, SPAIN.



COVER AND BACKCOVER SURSYSTE3R 4/6
CURRENTLY COLONIA, GERMANY.




COVER, BACKCOVER, INTERNAL COVER AND INTERNAL BACKCOVER SURSYSTEM3R 3/6
CURRENTLY IN BARCELONA, CATALONIA.




COVER, BACKCOVER AND INTERIOR BACKCOVER SURSYSTE3R 5/6
CURRENTLY IN BARCELONA, CATALONIA.




 SURSYSTEM3R COVERS

 SURSYSTEM3R BACK COVERS

By, Marcelo Arroyave.

jueves, junio 29, 2017

FANZINE WORKSHOP IN MS 50, WILLIAMSBURG, BK

In my last job, I did a workshop with the kids from 8th grade in a middle public school in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (MS 50). The workshop was about build a Fanzine with reused and recycle paper, also, the students did one page of the content and they did also the cover and back cover with the technique of collage. I am saying all of these things because after almost three years I restarted my work with the Sursystem 07 content, it means that I drove the workshop in the same way that when I did the Sursystem workshop about Reutilizing and Recycling, and I taught to the students the same thing that I taught to the Sursystem workshop participants when I did it in Cali and Bogotá (Colombia). I wanted to show the workshop process here because for me is very important to start to do the Sursystem 07 workshop again in the US, but, a little bit different; from now, the Sursystem magazine will be called: Sursystem 3R: Rethink, Reuse, Recycle and it will be focus on getting new instructive from different kind of participants like graphic designers, illustrators and artists in order to make stuff with reused and recycle materials, doing on the same time a reflection of the consumer society. The workshop will have the same structure and will be open to everyone. Now, take a look at the workshop process that I did and send me your ideas or concerns if you have one. Enjoy.

By Marcelo Arroyave 
Miembro eterno del colectivo Sursystem
Transmitiendo desde Trumplandia para toda la galaxia!