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Damn Whales

Hey... How you doing?
I´m writing this newsletter - as always - from my small studio in Platja d´Oliva ("Oliva beach" in catalan), a Mediterranean town located at the south of València.Last month I saw several images of whales and birds found with many kilos of plastic in their guts and I´m still shocked. The climate change was something abstract and gradual, difficult to digest in all its fullness but these images are clear, extremely real. They leave no space for doubt or time for reflection. We have to declare war on plastic right now.
Coffee drawing

Now with 75% more passion

*I´m not a native english speaker so sorry for the grammar mistakes.

Hello! 

The other day I heard Berri Txarrak (a basque country music band) say that "passion is the minimum required" and... fuck... they are totally right, we must put passion and enthusiasm to each of the things we do.
The newsletters that I have been sending until now are a bad example of doing things with Punch. That's why TODAY begins a new Age of SPAAM! The newsletters of Bernat Moreno, now with 75% more passion.


THE BACKSTAGE OF IBIZA!

What I bring to you today is the backstage of some of the images that appear in the book of IBIZA!
It is something that I always miss when I go to a museum, that the author tells things about his works, but not metaphysical shits but real things, internal histories, anecdotes, salsa, passion, fuck, PASSION!

I have chosen some of the less "powerful" images of the book. Don't know why ...

▽ Let´s go ▽

⬆ The coffee on the left is from a bar we used to go to after going to church when I was a kid. My parents were hippies but for some reason that I don´t know on Sundays they went to church. Years later I went back to that bar and the terrace is still wonderful. 
The coffee in the middle is from El Rincon de Es Codolar, a shop-bar run by very nice Italians. They serve VERY good coffee. The fact is that one of the workers told me something that blow my mind: the trick of a good coffee is the water, they use good mineral water instead of the tap, as many others do (tap water in Ibiza is shit). 
The coffee on the right is from a bar that I think has changed its name and owners about 35 times in 5 years.


⬆ I parked the motorcycle on the side of the road, sat on it and drew this picture. I do not remember very well why I decided that this image was worth it for the book but if I had to choose  one I think it would be this one. Is using painted stones to mark roads the most beautiful thing in the world? I think so. It is primitive, artistic and ecological.

 

⬆ Just when I published the book, the newspaper on the right went out of business. So this page was useless and outdated from the very first day. 
I proposed to Diario de Ibiza (the one on the left) to make a mini-section where I would be showing some illustrations from Ibiza with some short texts, it seemed to me that many readers would find it funny to see pictures of their island in a newspaper. They hated that idea.



⬆ I did this drawing a few months after publishing the book. I stopped for a coffee at the bar that had these views and as it took me a couple of hours to finish it and I was ashamed to spend so much time occupying the table I ended up taking 2 or 3 more coffees. I made prints with this illustration and it became my best seller, with a lot of difference.

End of the Backstage.


The SUNDAY MARKET

I am going to close my online store most of the time. It will be opened only some Sundays. This way I will be able to manage all the shipments at the same time and that your orders go faster. TODAY will remain open, tomorrow don´t:

 https://shop.bernatmoreno.com


BONUS TRACK

In this new Age of my newsletters with a 75% more passion, I have decided to offer more variety. I'm going to recommend some things that I liked. Things that other creators do and that I think are worth sharing:



MÚSICA: 
"This is America" de Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
Surely you already know this song. I have argued with my friends because I say that what TRULY freaks me out is the dancing. For my friends to say that is to stay on the surface, it means to discredit the message of complaing about American society (I mean United States society not all American society). The music is also very good.
The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY

ONE ILLUSTRATOR:  Pol&Coe (Spain)
Actually I think they are two, Pol & Coe. I really like the freshness of their painting with flat colors and quickly drawings. It is worthwhile to see their works from time to time through the Facebook timeline (they write in spanish):
https://www.facebook.com/polandcoe


AN ARTICLE:
 "The Future of Journalism Is Up to You".
I´ve readed a spanish article talking about this article so I suppose it is a good.
https://medium.com/@meredith_levien/read-more-watch-more-listen-more-the-future-of-journalism-is-up-to-you-23c14d1d80bb


AN INFLUENCER: Wait but why.
His blog posts are very long, always surprising and unique.
https://waitbutwhy.com


That´s it.
Have you noticed that 75% more passion?

Illustration, Es Vedrà Ibiza

Es Vedrà

Illustration of Es Vedrà and Es Vedranell at Ibiza, Spain
Drawing about La Hoz street, Oliva, Valencia

La Hoz street, Oliva

Drawing about La Hoz street, Oliva, Valencia
la Marjal, Oliva. Riu Bullent

La Marjal

Yesterday at La Marjal, Oliva, Valencia. Spring is delightful.

Riu del Vedat. Oliva

Watercolor illustration of Vedat river in Oliva, Valencia
Elephant tshirt design

Coming soon: T-Shirts

I´m working on a mini-collection of t-shirts.

Portraits of Backers

I would like to thank all backers of the Oliva book by making a small portrait of all of them .
The portraits will be used for the design of the book.

If you are a backer and want to appear into the book send me an email with a front picture of you here

Art book Oliva

My next book

I just launched the crowdfunding campaign for my next book. It is here: Oliva
Olive wakes up in fog

Oliva wakes up in fog

As you well know I am working on the illustrated guide of Oliva, which is the town where I live. This illustration, which I started yesterday, is a view from the "castle" of Santana in the northern part of the town.
Oliva wakes up in the fog, an unusual but spectacular thing.

Ilustracion de un bar en Ibiza

10 wonderful illustrated bars

If there is something I like in this world is wasting my time in a bar, not because I'm an alcoholic. What I like about bars is that feeling of being on vacation.
For the price of a coffee you can have a helpful waiter, a table to read quietly and, if you are bored with the news of the day (easy thing), you can entertain yourself with the show that usually offers the clientele.
Although, what I usually do is to write ideas on a notebook (creating new business is one of my hobbies).

Repartidor de bollería en Nepal

Deliveryman

This is how the bakery deliveryman manages to deliver their goods in Pokhara and surroundings.
The Nepal books printed

The book is ready!

I went this morning to the printing office and finally the books are ready. Tomorrow I´ll start to manage all the things needed to send your rewards (if you backed the project on Kickstarter).

If you missed the opportunity to back the project and you still want a book, you can order one on my online store: shop.bernatmorenore.com 

T
hanks for your support!
Cartel fechas de nepal

Schedule for the official release of NEPAL!

Definitive dates for the release of Nepal the Art Book

UPDATE: 
I went this morning to the printing office and finally the books are ready. Tomorrow I´ll start to manage all the things needed to send your rewards (if you backed the project on Kickstarter).

If you missed the opportunity to back the project and you still want a book, you can order one on my online store: shop.bernatmorenore.com 

T
hanks for your support!
 
 I went this morning to the printing office and finally the books are ready. Tomorrow I´ll start to manage all the things needed to send your rewards (if you backed the project on Kickstarter).

If you missed the opportunity to back the project and you still want a book, you can order one on my online store: shop.bernatmorenore.com 

T
hanks for your support!