The First Romanian Illustrators-Only Magazine is About To Be a Thing

Romanian Illustrators Club is launching today Tărcat Magazine, the first national magazine dedicated to illustrators around the country and not only. As the creators already specified on the magazine’s new Facebook page, “each issue of Tărcat will be presenting three members of the Illustrators Club and an extra (maybe foreigner) illustrator”. “Between all the drawings, you’ll be able to find different articles about illustration and art events, Illustrators’ Club new projects, poems and texts of Romanian authors”, the creators added.

(c) Tarcat Magazine

(c) Tarcat Magazine

The title seems to be an allusion to cats (probably their first theme) which with the idea of striped cat (“tărcat” in Romanian) make a nice tricky wordplay. The minimal design of the pilot-issue is a good start in developing a magazine which will get people’s attention and soon, the most desired popularity. More image, less word? What’s not to like now, in the Age of Information, where everything happens with the speed of internet. Plus, an image is a thousand words, you’re familiar with the expression.

The first Tărcat will feature artists Irina Dobrescu, Zelmira Szabó, Marga Udrescu and Alberto Gamón. The launching event is set on today, May 16, 5 pm, at Löwendal Foundation (Cantacuzino Str., Bucharest). The magazine’s launching is part of the Illustrators Night, a national event that promotes illustration as a form of art and brings together artists from all over the country. There will be exhibitons, “round tables” discussions, presentations and workshops. More info about the event here.

(c) Tarcat Magazine

(c) Tarcat Magazine

Illustrators Club was founded in 2005, and it’s a group of artists coordinated by Stela Lie.

Check their blog and Facebook page for more details.

Photos via Tărcat.

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Romanian self-taught writer, based in Cyprus, interested in contemporary art, unconventional culture and gonzo journalism. Writing for almost a decade, he is agnostic, supports a censorship-free society and reads way less than he wants.

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