nerosunero at The Complex by LE COOL- Dublin (review), a photo by nerosunero on Flickr.
nerosunero - Couple
The Complex, Block C, Units 18-21, Smithfield Square, Dublin 7.
Ah, the Italians! Great lovers, accomplished artists, passionate purveyors of all of life's juiciest fruits. It helps to have good hands, I suppose. Mario Sughi (aka nerosunero) has a fine eye and a steady hand and I've liked his vector-illustrations since he did a summer cover for le cool way back in the single digit issues. You know he's Italian by looking at his works. There are girls. Lots of girls. Girls in panties. Girls running on the beach. Half naked girls in laundrettes. It's more abstract than lewd though, and in this exhibition there is subtlety at play. It's a study of those moments couples share and it's the viewer, not the artist, who is the voyeur. Mario may have pedigree through his father Alberto - one of the greatest Italian artists of his generation - but his talent is clearly illustrated on these walls. / Vernon Steel
LE COOL (Dublin, Ireland, 30 VI 2011), *100
Excerpt from the article (can be found here):
The Times asked some of the country’s top bartenders to suggest streamlined coolers built for easy warm-weather drinking. The rules were simple: three ingredients, not counting straightforward garnishes, sugar, seltzer and simple syrup. The goal was loads of refreshment with minimal effort.
3/4 ounce simple syrup
Half a lime, cut into quarters
2 ounces white rum.
In a cocktail shaker, press and mix the simple syrup, cherries and lime quarters with a muddler or wooden spoon. Add the rum and 6 ice cubes. Shake hard and pour everything into a rocks glass.
Yield: 1 drink.
1 3/4 ounces blanco tequila
3/4 ounce lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce chilled rosé.
Combine the tequila, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice. Hold a spoon with its back side facing up on the surface of the drink and slowly pour the rosé over it.
Yield: 1 drink.
3 ounces gin
2 1/4 ounces fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces simple syrup
1 orange wheel.
Pour the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker, fill with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a 24-ounce glass filled with fresh ice, top with seltzer. Garnish with the orange wheel.
Yield: 1 drink.
I finally finished all of the Super Alphabet. Now it is available as a T-Shirt on both "Zazzle" and "RedBubble" websites! There is also the first poster version available on "ImageKind" website. All of these versions have no background art to mess with the viewing of the letters but the next version of the poster and T-shirts will have full color backgrounds. I'm also working on backgrounds for each individual letter for the book version. Help out a fellow artist and leave comments on a site that you visit. Thank you in advance.
I'm home! I'm all moved out of San Diego and am now in beautiful San Clemente and boy am I excited to be able to share what my hometown is all about with you. Starting with this post - a tribute to San Clemente (aka The Clem). I was fortunate to be born and raised in the Clem and couldn't imagine growing up in any other city. There is something about the feeling of the city, the type of people who live there, and the overall ambiance that really is special.
San Clemente is a little beach town that is the most southern city in Orange County. It's known for it's awesome surf spots - Trestles, San Onofre, Trails, Uppers and Lowers - beautiful houses, political history and infamous nuclear power plant. San Clemente is also home to the North Gate of Camp Pendleton. The city has a spanish feel and boasts old style spanish architecture throughout the town.
|A corner on the city's main street - intersection of Ola Vista and Ave Del Mar|
Without trying to give you guys a history lesson, I wanted to let you in on some of the culture that makes San Clemente what it is.
- San Clemente spans fifteen square miles of coastline and scenic foothills.
- The location of the City remained virtually uninhabited until 1776, when Mission San Juan Capistrano was established by Father Junipero Serra and led both Indian and Spanish settlers to set up villages nearby.
- Former Mayor of Seattle, Ole Hanson purchased and designed a 2,000 acre community in 1925. He named the City "San Clemente" after San Clemente Island which was named by the explorer Vizcaino in 1602 after Saint Clement.
- In 1969, former President Nixon purchased a Spanish mansion in the southern part of town that Hamilton Cotton had built in 1927. This "Western White House" became the site of numerous historical meetings.
- Despite rapid subsequent growth, the City today maintains its small-town atmosphere. The City is bounded on the east by the Cleveland National Forest and on the west by the great Pacific Ocean.
- San Clemente boasts "the world's finest climate", with sunshine 342 days per year. The annual average temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
The city has a large concentration of surfboard shapers and manufacturers and many world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente or took up long-term residence in town. Plus, San Clemente High School (my alma mater!) has won 6 out of 7 most recent NSSA national surfing titles.
|San Clemente Pier|