DARK SIDE

Jorge Alderete

Pop illustrator who uses trash culture 50’s science fiction films wrestling and surf music imagery in his psychotronic illustrations, animations and comics. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, as a Designer in Visual Communication. As an independent animator, he has worked for MTV, Nickelodeon, Fox Channel, Once TV, etc.

His work has been published in several specialized anthologies for example: Illustration Now! and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen), Illusive, Pictoplasma, Los Logos series, Latino, Play Loud, (Die Gestalten Verlag), Place (Actar), Tatto Icon 3 (Victionary), Iconography II (idN), Kustom Graphics (Korero Books). He is the co-owner of the independent record label Isotonic Records, specialized in instrumental rock. He has designed around 80 albums for bands from Argentina (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Andrés Calamaro), México (Acapulco Lost, Twin Tones, explosives), USA (Los Straitjackets), Spain, Finland, Greece, Peru, Italy, France, among others 

His work has been exhibed in many galleries around the world, in Mexico he also exhibited at the Museum of the City and Museum of Modern Art. In 2006 he open Kong, the first design store and gallery in Mexico. From 2006 to 2010 he was the curator of the Terraza space in the Cultural Center of Spain in Mexico. In 2007 with Andres Amaya, he forms Plan B, the first Urban vinyl toy production company in Mexico.

 

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