The mighty power of football and the bombastic, inescapable tournament that is the World Cup competition has seeped into every aspect of our society. Everywhere you look you’ll find football. The beautiful game has even managed to elbow its way into the minds organising Ilu·station. Awed by the graphic force of the game, the festival, which celebrates independent illustration in Barcelona, has taken the major sporting fixture being played this month as the overarching theme for its second edition. Amongst the events, exhibitions and concerts timetabled, Miscelänea gallery are hosting the principal exhibition, entitled, ‘Play·Station’. The collective show invited international and local illustrators to design their own super-player to play in a paper World Cup; see Catalan artist Maxi Luchini’s offering below. Alongside ‘Play·Station’, there will be complementary exhibitions on the same theme, and the chance to meet some of the artists at one of the programmed workshops where you can pick their brains and talk drawing. The weekend mercado (12th and 13th) is perhaps the programme’s main highlight. Over the two days you can purchase some of the artists’ works, witness them at work at the live demonstrations, enjoy art projections and get your hands on fanzines, t-shirts and books.
Ilu·station: June 3rd to 13th, 2010, Miscelänea, www.ilustation.blogspot.com