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Thursday Special Deliveries!


"I will show you mine if you show me yours" A special message, I considered, displayed on my Ichat this afternoon. Although, only minutes later, the magic was sucked out of this message with; "sorry, I meant that I will only show you my website if you show me your website." Well....moving on to what today is really about:

As is customary at Fabrica, every thursday at 6.30pm a resident or a trial student shows their work. All Fabricantes gather into the cinema, and with few glitches and twitches (always), a grandisimo presentation is made (always!). Last Thursday, 22 year old Gonçalo Campos, recently graduated from FBAUL- the Fine Arte Faculty of Lisbon University in Portugal where he has been majoring in Product Design for the last five years, showed some of his recent work. A look at his presentation is a look into his beautiful, minimalist-yet-with-an-eye for detail, and reassuring personality.

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Fiere di San Luca


Photographer Jen kindly shares her hilarious impressions from the recent Fiere di San Luca, enjoy:

"Before going here, I thought Euro carnies would have more eloquence than those of America - kinda like French prostitutes shockingly look like they could somebodys' mom.

But Fiere di Luca set me back, and I crawled through the glaring lights, on hands and knees to avoid punches from defensive rogues fleeing the law for one addiction or the other. Unfortunately the carnies seemed somewhat 'off-limits' - so I decided to focus on the delirious event as a whole, in the vaguest form possible. ENJOY."

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Geremia Vinattieri: a new noisy Fabricante

Directly from Florence, one of the most important city in the world for Arts, a new guy has just joined the Music department at Fabrica.
His name is Geremia Vinattieri and his "noisy creativity" is something impossible to ignore!

Geremia Vinattieri from andy cameron on Vimeo.

How would you describe yourself?
A guy with a great interest in Art, in all its forms and aspects.

What did you expect from this place?
To find what I've actually found: a place where I can develop my creative identity.

Lets talk about your "Drummpaint" performance. What did you want to communicate?
Basically the idea expressed by the performance is a perfect symbiosis between my two main passions: Music and Graphics.
I've studied at the artistic secondary school, then I attended the Academy of fine Arts, now I make illustrations and I play drums. So I wanted to combine both visual and musical expressions, without letting one being stronger than the other.

What about your dreams?
There are a lot of dreams... our dreams depend on our age, temporary interests, phases....
I'd like to realize them all without betraying who I was once, who I am now, and who I will be...

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Build Your Own Mosque by Annechien


Ex-fabricante Annechien van Litsenburg, now based in Amsterdam, recently realized these building blocks for promoting religious education and tolerance. They are also now a finalist in the EL HEMA Design Competition. Winner gets 4 weeks of learning Arabic in Damascus.

Competition info (in English).

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Featuring: Heaven's Eye


This installation by our Japanese Fabricante Nobuhisa Ishizuka (a.k.a. Nobu) does allow you to trace people in the installation area from a security camera above the visitors.


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Featuring Marco Mucig

"YesPlusMe is a brand new collaborative project. A picture every day, an idea every day and lots of fun!
The project was born around middle september of 2005, so it's quite new, but you can already see some good stuff...


Marco and Roberto started working together during the permanence at Ekostudio, an italian studio
in the north east of Italy where they had the idea of this project but at that time they didn't develop anything at all. so after almost 3 years, keeping in touch by email and Ichat, they finally decided to materialize the previous idea and one morning Roberto and Marco said to themself: Let's do it and...
that's it!

Roberto lives and works in London as graphic designer at bowowolondon.
Marco lives an works in Treviso as new media designer at F a b r i c a."

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Featuring Marco Mucig


by Marco Mucig and Carlo Zoratti aka - I ragazzi della prateria

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Featuring Marco Mucig


Marco was one of the finalists in Pharmacy Industry's "10 Shoots on 10 Styles" Competition, for emerging photographers.

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Featuring Marco Mucig

Marco Mucig is a creature of the wild. As a child he ran naked in fields. He was free and happy and then he was captured. He did not complain, His captors were fair and considerate; they gave him pens and cameras, they gave him notebooks and paper. He used those tools to create and explore in illustration, photograpy, video, and graphic design. He developed those skills further, working for Steinmannklinik (Helsinki, Finland), Studiocamuffo (Venice), and now with Fabrica, Benetton’s research center. Still, his soul remains wild. Marco makes regular trips back to the mountains where he snowboards. Do not worry for him. He is not lonely. For he is part of a community, filled with like-minded individuals. Together they grill food and throw snowballs.


"Used on a t-shirt I designed for Spunky, to be released next summer."

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Featuring Yianni Hill

We close the week with a sketchbook drawing. Yianni drew his buddy and flatmate Oriol. It's very naaaiiz. Have a nice weekend everybody.


If you want to see more of Yianni's work visit his website: yiannihill.com

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Featuring Yianni Hill

This is a work from the Norm workshop Yianni created together with Marian Grabmayer.


The objective was to choose a three-dimensional space, remove its contents, make an inventory of the contents, order the contents and finally return the contents to the space in order.

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Featuring Yianni Hill

This image was created by Yianni Hill and Nicole Kenney for the Fab magazine (Turning Points) over a year ago.


Funny, I just received yesterday the brand new issue of a Swiss magazine (Das Magazin), with exactly the same idea. Hmmm...


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Featuring Yianni Hill


A short animation done for the TV panels in the Benetton shops.

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Featuring Yianni Hill

Our next featured Fabricanti is Mr Yianni Hill, born and raised, down under, in Australia. One of our most precise Graphic Designers and probably Fabrica's best football player.

love and peace

We start with an editorial image. It was created for a Japanese magazine for the Love & Peace issue.

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Featuring Merche Blasco

click here

Merche's last and final piece is as well video, together with her music. It is based on a text from a popular spanish song. Click here to see the video.

“anton carabina
killed his wife
put her into a sack
and started to grind

the miller said
this is not flour
this is the wife
of anton carabina”

Thank you Merche. Have a nice weekend everybody.

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Featuring Merche Blasco


Merche did the music (together with Paco de Lucia) for the portrait of Miren. This clip was shown in Centre Pompidou, Paris. See it here.

Concept: Miren Marañón
Director of photography: Alex Healey
Music: Burbuja and Paco de Lucia

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Featuring Merche Blasco

Her next piece uses video and text. You have to read the text (best you print it) at the same time as you watch this video. (I know that sounds strange, but it works. Somehow.)

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Featuring Merche Blasco

This week we feature our most interdisciplinary Fabrica talent. Merche Blasco, born in Tudela, Spain. She does video, music, performances, drinking and chewing. Let's say everything. To start we show her music album, called Burbuja, wich will be out end of January.


See a live performance from Madrid.
Listen to a preview of all the tracks.

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Featuring Reed Young: Finale


This man's smile is the most infectious one I've seen. Thanks Reed. Happy weekend everyone.

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Featuring Reed Young


Mr. Young's portrait of the day.

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Featuring Reed Young

After a couple weeks of failing to deliver, we're back and are featuring a photo a day from our favorite Minnesnowtan portrait artist - Reed Young.


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Featuring A.P. Smith

Today Andy gives us story and video...

"Here’s a piece I wrote for Vice about Copenhagen, Denmark. I love Danes!"

Copenhagen, Denmark
I’m moving to Copenhagen!
I just visited a friend there. She lives on Istedgrade, halfway between the junkie church and Kebabistan. Really. The kebab place is called Kebabistan. You can’t miss either of those landmarks. And that’s where you’ll find me: tiptoeing around used needles and broken bottles.
Because Copenhagen has it all. Firstly, everyone speaks English. It’s like a game for them, they love that shit. Just throw out some slang and some curse words—i.e. “That’s the biggest pile of bullshit I’ve ever heard.”—and you’ll be the life of the party.
And the women—every friggin last one of them—are blonde and beautiful. As one friend phrased it, Danish girls are very open and outgoing. And by “open and outgoing” she meant alcoholic and slutty.
They take it like champs and give it even harder. For fuck’s sake, they open beer bottles with their teeth with an ease that silently mocks you.
But even if you can’t get laid—and if you can’t get laid in Copenhagen you might as well be a eunuch—there’s hardcore porno on TV every night. Basic cable. And I don’t mean Cinemax dry-humping, I’m talking about raw, dirty double penetration. Every night. In your living room...

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Featuring A.P. Smith


"Photo of my adopted street dog, Blackie, the morning I came home and found him dead in front of my apartment."

This week we feature the Writing Department's multi-talented Andrew Palmer Smith, who's last week in Fabrica is this week. He's given us plenty of goods to keep you smiling so sit yourself down, have a read, have a gander and enjoy the wonders of our good man, A.P.

A.P. Smith was born in New Orleans and educated in Brooklyn. His book Welcome to the Land of Cannibalistic Horses (2005, Puberty Press) is a compilation of essays and interviews both political and personal. His writing and photography has appeared in numerous publications including The Village Voice and Vice Magazine.

Other experiences include: throwing parties for both Puberty and the Brooklyn Underground, appearing as a subject and interviewer on a cross-country reality show called Roadtrip Nation, and being honored by The Stranger as “Drunk of the Week,”

"Here’s a bit of writing from Horses. It’s about the first time I contracted an STD. Enjoy!"


I couldn’t wait any longer. I hadn’t pissed all day and the cranberry juice I had with dinner didn’t help. My bladder was going to explode...

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Featuring A.J. Purdy: Finale


Two pieces from our dear A.J. Purdy "Undie1" and "Undie2." Make sure to visit him here and give him your love.

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Featuring A.J. Purdy


"Pure Joy" by A.J. Purdy, our featured artist of the week. "Yeah, yeah."

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Featuring A.J. Purdy


The Purdy of the day. "Let's Share Poster" in collaboration with artist Remed from France.

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Featuring A.J. Purdy

'LSD for Kids' by this week featured Fabricanti Alex Purdy from Philadelphia.

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Featuring A.J. Purdy

This is the first installment of what we are calling “Fabricante Featured”. We aim to highlight one member of the Fabrica staff each week in whatever way they might like. This week, A.J. Purdy, resident Graphic Designer, is our focus and has given us some samples of his art to be posted each day.

While at Fabrica A. J. Purdy enjoys coffee, gelato and well water. Was a member of the art collective Space 1026 for a few months until he couldn’t pay the rent, but still manages to keep in touch. He earned his BFA in Graphic Design in 2003 at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, which is eerily similar to the film “Art School Confidential”. A. J. Purdy was born of earth parents in the USA and grew up in the state Delaware. He enjoys making absurd but unpretentious drawings and zines.
Behold today's image:


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