Interview with Alex Trochut

Deanne Cheuk name-checked him in a recent interview we did with her, so we thought we'd peek into the artistic world of Barcelona-based illustrator, Alex Trochut. How did your assignment to illustrate the cover of Beautiful Decay magazine come about? I was asked to do an interview for Beautiful Decay and, after that, [founder] Amir H. Fallah asked me if I wanted to do the …

Summercase 2007

Sunshine, blue skies, sand, sea and waves—sound waves that is— are all elements of summers in Barcelona, the epicenter of summer music festivals. This past weekend the city danced to the happy sounds of Summercase. Now in its second year, the newer, lighter and fluffier festival on the block displayed its youthfulness with a decidedly upbeat line-up, in contrast with the darker edgier sounds of …

Kubik Pop-up Club: Barcelona, Berlin and Lisbon

We've seen the pop-up store, but a pop-up club? Kubik is a modular open-air club located in Barcelona, Berlin and Lisbon for this summer only. Designed by Modular Beat and lighting by Andreas Barthelmes of Light Life, the club is an open construction of light-up plastic boxes that make up the walls, hallways, DJ station and bar. Featuring a variety of European DJs, the clubs …