Author: Alejandro Magallanes
Design: Alejandro Magallanes
Text: Tedi López Mills
Binding:Paperback with flaps
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm / 6.7 x 9.4 in
Language: Bilingual (two editions with Spanish cover or English cover)
Publication date: 2023
In 1624, Giovanni Battista Braccelli an artist from Florence, Italy created a series of imaginary characters composed of elements like clouds, diamond shaped tiles, chains and kitchen equipment. He gave these the title “Bizzarie”.
Thanks to Covid and the lockdown, Alejandro Magallanes decided to compensate for the lack of social contact by creating fantastical people himself too. A notebook full of characters, each in an unusual shape and with its own personality: a joyful parade of unrestrained individuals. What was once called “Bizzarie” now becomes a search for human contact. An artist seldom knows how the public is going to react to his work. Magallanes gave poet Tedi López Mills space for creation, whereby she gave each of the characters personal attention and wrote her texts on the same page.
Alejandro and Tedi, freedom and dedication together in a notebook. A cultural marriage of independent minds. What in the world can be more beautiful than that?