The Spanish Civil War, fought from 1936 to 1939, was a complex conflict between the Republicans and Nationalists, both vying for control over Spain’s government and its future. The Republicans supported the left-leaning Popular Front government of the Second Spanish Republic and consisted of various socialist, communist, separatist, anarchist, and republican parties. On the other hand, the Nationalists were an alliance of Falangists, monarchists, conservatives, and traditionalists led by General Francisco Franco. Continue reading »
Almost six weeks after a volcano erupted on the Spanish island of La Palma, vast amounts of ash and lava continue to cover buildings and farmland. Continue reading »
In 1972, Barcelona, Spain, wasn’t all strolls long La Rambla and sunbathing on Playa de La Barceloneta. Many parts of the city were poor, overcrowded and run down. Manel Armengol (born 29 October 1949, Badalona, Spain) was there. these are his picurs of that time, focusing on children playing and going about their days. Continue reading »
“We are Retoka, Toni López and Zara Castellanos, designers and digital artists from Barcelona. We love to experiment with colors, light effects, shapes and movement. We try to create a visual language that gives meaning and personality to our work.” Continue reading »
“Canción de Metafísica de la Muerte en la Tierra”: Breathtaking Spiritual and Psychodelic Artworks of Luis Toledo
Luis Toledo a.k.a. Laprisamata is an artist based in Madrid (Spain). Thanks to his particular graphic style he has developed projects for companies such as Warner Music, Atlantic Records, EA Games or Y&R. He is currently representing by the award winning agency Dutch Uncle. Continue reading »
The Barcelona-based stylist and hairdresser Alexis Ferrer presents an amazing printing technique developed with the studio X-presion Creativos that offers a new look to your hair. Continue reading »
Pablo Hurtado de Mendoza is an illustrator and concept artist based in Madrid. He holds a BA in Design from the Complutense University of Madrid. Continue reading »
An interpretation of a classical Japanese meditation garden is the winner of the second UX Art Car design competition. “Zen Garden,” by Valencia’s Clap Studio, sees the entire bodywork of Lexus’ premium compact crossover covered in a pattern of thousands of paper petals. Continue reading »
According to an artists: “We’ve been called by Hanging4Climbing to create a custom basketball court where they based on, in the suburbs of A Coruña, Spain. Here at Flaco, we have been strongly influenced by basketball since we were little kids. Team play, sacrifice and frustration are all elements that we still carry with us in our daily life here in the studio. Continue reading »
Based in Marbella, Spain, Anna Ulman organically fits the figures into charming cobbled streets and coastlines. Sometimes, dancers mix with the urban environment, and in other cases, they wear their swimsuits and pointe and go to the beach. Sand becomes part of the dance, flashing in the air when the ballerina throws her hair back – a great effect. Continue reading »
Budapest Based photographer Marton Mogyorosy created a fascinating photo series called ‘Barcelona from Above’. What makes the photographs unique is the angle – the aerial view showcases the perfect symmetry of the city’s buildings, shores, and the sea. Continue reading »
According to Yann Philippe: “Being in Madrid for several days for a retouching masterclass, I wandered the city and tried to capture its atmosphere while following the places where vegetation led me. Continue reading »
Artist Marina Capdevila recently spent some time in Spain where she unveiled this large rooftop piece entitled “Radio Liberty”.
Painting on the streets of Pals, a small town in Northern Spain, the artist spent several days on the roof of an abandoned radio station. The station was created during the Cold War by Americans as an anti-communist propaganda source to the Soviet Union. Continue reading »
Former monk Justo Gallego Martinez has been constructing his own cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, Spain, since 1961. He had no prior knowledge of architecture and hadn’t laid a brick in his life, yet his project currently stands 131ft tall, and acts as a wonderful reminder that faith overcomes everything. Continue reading »
Lorente Cervantes is a photographer who captures tourists and the architecture of spa towns, in the region of Murcia, Spain. His subjects? Resident who came there to relax. A mix of pastel tone colours this dull and unique landscape. Continue reading »
Photographer Luisa Dörr was visiting her husband’s family in Cambrils, Spain, when she came across three words that took her work in a new—and lavish—direction: Fallas de Valencia. Continue reading »
My Fucking Restaurant is a modern and elegant restaurant in Barcelona’s Raval where we can enjoy Mediterranean-style tapas and dishes. In this restaurant they bet on proximity produce to give a quality plus to the dishes, which are elaborated with all the skill and creativity of their young and daring cooks. Continue reading »
“Spain: System Error” – Spanish Photographer Marc Femenia Captures The Aftermath Of Spanish Construction Bubble
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Marc Femenia is an awarded freelance photojournalist that combines editorial work and commercial assignments with long-term documentary projects.
At the turn of the 21st century, in Spain nothing was impossible. No construction project was too large or too difficult. With vasts credits from German banks and money pouring in from generous European Union funds, visionary politicians sowed the Spanish territory with overdimensioned urban plans and yesterday’s state of the art infrastructural projects. The business was in construction; the projects’ necessity or economic viability were secondary issues all too often overlooked, if not plainly ignored. Continue reading »
Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet are two young Valencia-based architects and photographers. Their architecture photography artistically deviates from typicality by introducing the human factor in a fun and creative way. Instead of solely focusing on geometry and details, they turn every photograph into a playful interaction between themselves and the featured piece of architecture. Continue reading »
Residents of the Spanish town of Ibi staged a mock military coup on Monday 28 December, pelting each other with flour and eggs, and letting off firecrackers and fire extinguishers. The battle was part of a festival held every year as part of celebrations of the Day of the Innocents in the village in the Valencia region. Continue reading »
A “Maya” girl sits in an altar during the traditional celebration of “Las Mayas” on the streets in Madrid, Spain. Continue reading »
Pichi & Avo just sent us a series of pictures from their newest street piece for Mislatas representan 2014 in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish duo quickly painted this amazing street piece which is showing an hyper-realistic greek statue against a graffiti background that really pops. Pichi & Avo are now off to Lisbon, Portugal to work their magic on another mural. Hit the jump for more images on this artwork and then check back with us soon for more updates from Spain.
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The world’s largest plastic greenhouse complex–known as Mar de Plástico–covers more than 185 square miles near Almeria in Spain’s southeast. Photographer Bernhard Lang shot these sprawling scenes as part of his “Aerial Views” project.
Mar de Plástico has been an area of intensive crop production since the 1960s. Exports of fruits and vegetables in 2012 amounted to 1.9 billion euros with 359 companies exporting from the complex. Almost 30 percent of Mar de Plastico’s production is exported to Germany, followed by France; the rest is sold in Spain itself.
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Revelers set a bull’s horns on fire during the “Toro de Jubilo” Fire Bull Festival in Medinaceli, Spain, Sunday, November 16, 2014. The Fire bull Festival “Toro de Jubilo” that takes place in the main square of Medinaceli is an ancient tradition from the bronze age. During the event a bull is tied to a pylon and flammable balls attached to the bull’s horns are set on fire before the animal released. Revelers dodge the bull when it comes close until the flammable material is consumed. The bull is covered with a thick layer of mud on the back and face to protect it from burns. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/AP Photo)
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