Un tema peliagudo. A hairy subject.

Conocemos a la ilustradora y socialite Silvia Prada desde la apertura del hotel, y hemos trabajado con ella en múltiples ocasiones.

Es por ello que nos hace aún más ilusión compartir uno de sus proyectos más recientes: un libro sobre cortes de pelo masculinos. Pero no se trata de simples ilustraciones de looks, sino que vá bastante más allá.

Son ilustraciones que retratan estilismos “capilares” acompañados siempre de dibujos geométricos que reflejan las líneas de estos cortes de pelo. El libro es una representación artística de las sutilezas que ayudan a definir a una persona, su identidad y representación dentro de los parámetros de la cultura visual y popular.

Lo vimos en Fucking Young con la siguiente descripción (en inglés):

The Spanish illustrator Silvia Prada features a series of stylized portraits highlighting male hairstyles juxtaposed with geometric drawings in her new limited edition and numbered book and foldout poster. “The New Modern Hair” pays homage to the barbershop and is an artistic representation of the subtle nuances and cues that help define the male persona, identity and representation within the parameters of visual and popular culture. Through this series of work, Prada is capturing the typecasting and idealized character building that has become ingrained in our minds through media, pop culture and iconography.

The portraits – with titles ranging from The Flat Top to The Sportsman and also to Executive Contour – feature commentary and meticulous instructions on how to obtain each look in order to resemble a member of the subculture or lifestyle pictured. The geometric drawings, all loony remixes of 20th-century art movements such as Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivism, highlight the emphasis on the shape for each hairstyle and command a manifesto for the references that each portrait points to.

Lo puedes comprar en Culture Edit.

We’ve known Barcelona illustrator and socialite Silvia Prada since the hotel’s opening and worked with her in several occasions, and therefore are even more excited to share one of her latest projects on this blog.

A book all about male hair styles. But it is not just about the looks, there is more behind these illustrations.

We found it on Fucking Young with the following description:

The Spanish illustrator Silvia Prada features a series of stylized portraits highlighting male hairstyles juxtaposed with geometric drawings in her new limited edition and numbered book and foldout poster. “The New Modern Hair” pays homage to the barbershop and is an artistic representation of the subtle nuances and cues that help define the male persona, identity and representation within the parameters of visual and popular culture. Through this series of work, Prada is capturing the typecasting and idealized character building that has become ingrained in our minds through media, pop culture and iconography.

The portraits – with titles ranging from The Flat Top to The Sportsman and also to Executive Contour – feature commentary and meticulous instructions on how to obtain each look in order to resemble a member of the subculture or lifestyle pictured. The geometric drawings, all loony remixes of 20th-century art movements such as Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivism, highlight the emphasis on the shape for each hairstyle and command a manifesto for the references that each portrait points to.

Buy now in Culture Edit.

Hablando de Silvia Prada, aquí un ejemplo de una de sus colaboraciones con W Barcelona. Ésta fue en 2010, cuando expusimos un diseño con la marca de chanclas Havaianas. 

And talking about Silvia Prada, here an example of a collaboration with W Barcelona back in 2010, when we did a design exhibit with Havaianas.