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Friday, August 28, 2009

HIV, The invisible Enemy

Today I received a printed copy of the "Bakanika" Magazine which featured two of my illustrations.

For the main illustration I was asked for a full page abstraction of "HIV".

As I´m not familiar with any cases of HIV, I decided not to approach the subject on any personal or visceral level, so not to appeal to the sensationalistic aspect of the subject, but on a social and media level and ask myself what´s the common perception of the virus by people who´s not thoroughly informed, as I was at the moment of beginning the illustration.


Printed version with text.

As I talked to many people, I found out that the first death that an H.I.V patient experiments it´s a social death. Maybe it´s religion, maybe it´s because of people myths and media misconceptions, but the feeling of rejection is sometime worse than the ailment itself. That nowadays can be treated to some great results.

For the abstraction I used the image of Kali, the hindi goddess that often conveys death and destruction. She wears a necklace of skulls and a skirt of hands. Elements I found very useful to speak of death and social isolation.



The other illustration was a much more simple one. It was a vignette on how anyone can have H.I.V and don´t even know it.

VIH: El enemigo Invisible (Viñeta)
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So, I tried to do this very honestly and careful, so I hope no one gets offended.

This is the version of the main illustration without text

VIH: El enemigo Invisible

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

THE MUMMY LIVES AGAIN!

Well, not quite.

This was part of a proposal for one of many posters on quality and security of public health services.



I liked how it turned out, So I´m giving it a second life here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

THEY DISCOVERED AMERICA!

THEY DISCOVERED AMERICA!!! // ELLOS DESCUBRIERON AMÉRICA !!!

This is the cover for the first issue of the online Sci-Fi Magazine "Cosmocápsula". I´m going to turn it into a poster.



The Strings.



Enjoy

PROUD FATHER!!!!

And they´ve arrived!!!



The printed versions of the brochure and poster I did for Telemundo´s new soap.

Thanks to Camila and Jesus for everything.

;)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

LEGAL AND ILLEGAL GAMBLING

Long time ago, I decided to start this blog with some designs for two slot machines that would star on two ads to promote legal gambling.


Good Machine


Bad Machine

Belly of the beast

Now the ads are broadcasting so I should be able to post the finished product online

LEGAL GAMBLING


ETESA: APUESTAS LEGALES // LEGAL GAMBLING from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.


ILLEGAL GAMBLING


ETESA: APUESTAS ILEGALES // ILLEGAL GAMBLING from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.

What´s an IDEA?

Motivational Ad for the faculty of Engineering of the Javeriana University in Colombia.


¿QUÉ ES UNA IDEA? // WHAT IS AN IDEA? from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.


Design and animation by me. Simón Wilches Castro.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

MÁS SABE EL DIABLO // FALLING ANGEL

This was a great commission made for Telemundo International to promote a new soap opera called "Más sabe el diablo" (the devil knows). The obvious reference was the "Where´s waldo" Images.

MÁS SABE EL DIABLO

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Things to find

- Miguel Varoni (the villain)
- Gabi Espino (the girl)
- Jen Carlos Canela (the main character)
- Michael Jackson (this was done way before his death)
- Waldo Look-alike being Mugged
- Japanese tourists
- A well dressed Luchador
- Dracula
- Starveucks Logo
- Walter Kovacs a.k.a Rorschach
- Greedo Look-alike
- Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum just killed a mime
- Pippy Longstockings chased by a dog
- Teleman, a kind of superman but with telemundo´s cape
- Bee-Man, a kind of superman
- Mephistopheles with a suit.
- Modern day Atlas.
- Headless Barney
- A Yuppie just realized his stock went down
- Unemployed old man
- A Hot Dog Cart, with real dogs.
- A trashcan scratched with my signature (In case they didn´t put name, which they did)
- a Hare Krsna
- Swedish Tourist being run over
- Scout Leader without a troop
- a hooker
- 4 logos of the soap opera
- And me, reading action comics number 1.