Jorge Alderete, Mexico

AGI member since 2015

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He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, as a Designer in Visual Communication.

His work has been published in several specialized anthologies for example: Illustration Now! and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen). 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, Mexico, USA Spain, Finland, Greece, Peru, Italy, France, among others.

His work has been exhibited in many galleries around the world, in Mexico he also exhibited at the Museum of the City, Museum of Modern Art and National Museum of Cultures.

In 2009 he joined up with Clarisa Moura to open Vertigo Gallery, with exhibits focused in design and Illustration.

Design work by Jorge Alderete


    Jorge Alderete, Mexico (2015)

    He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, as a Designer in Visual Communication. His work has been published in several specialized...

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    Jorge Alderete, Mexico (2015)

      He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, as a Designer in Visual Communication.

      His work has been published in several specialized anthologies for example: Illustration Now! and Latin American Graphic Design (Taschen). 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, Mexico, USA Spain, Finland, Greece, Peru, Italy, France, among others.

      His work has been exhibited in many galleries around the world, in Mexico he also exhibited at the Museum of the City, Museum of Modern Art and National Museum of Cultures.

      In 2009 he joined up with Clarisa Moura to open Vertigo Gallery, with exhibits focused in design and Illustration.

      Publications

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      Sonorama

      (2010)

      • Jorge Alderete

      La Caja de Cerillos

      A book compiling 20 years of work by illustrator and designer Jorge Alderete, linked to the underground scene of national and international rock.

      Black is Beltza

      (2015)

      • Fermin Muguruza,
      • Harkaitz Cano,
      • Jorge Alderete

      Bang Ediciones (Spain, France), La Caja de Cerillos (Mexico), Rey Naranjo( Colombia), Moebius (Argentina), Rocket Music (Japan), Talka (Basque Coutry)

      1965, the Giants of Pamplona was invited to march in New York. But not everyone can quit: because of racial discrimination, the US authorities prohibit the participation of the two black giants. From this historical fact, Black is beltza tells the story of Manex who launches into a long journey that will witness key events in history: the murder of Malcolm X, the eccentricities of the characters in the Factory, the Black Panthers, the proto-hippie psychedelia of early rock festival.

      Je Suis Monsieur Tout-Le-Monde / I'm a Nobody / Yo Soy un Don Nadie

      (2008)

      • Jorge Alderete

      Black Cat Bones

      The book is the result of many, many nights of beers and rock. Thus was born another project of Dr. Alderete, music fan and grand imam of characters of the night. A book of portraits and much more than portraits. People, friends ... the usual and occasionally. A book to show once again that the "do it yourself", is still alive.

      Otro Yo

      (2010)

      • Jorge Alderete

      Ediciones Acapulco

      Ediciones Acapulco makes a selection of several drawings taken directly from personal notebooks of Dr. Alderete. Ciudadosamente edited, designed, printed and bound, this book can enjoy the daily drawings of this unique artist. Discover the hidden power of these books, practice. With texts by Clarisa Moura, Hoa Hakananai'a, and Dr. Alderete.

      Exhibitions

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      Tike’a Rapa Nui and the South Pacific Islands

      2013

      Museo Antropológico P. Sebastián Englert, Easter Island

      National Museum of Cultures, Mexico City

      The exhibition is the result of years of Oceania graphic, history, anthropology and ethnographic research, in particular Rapa Nui culture. It is also a personal tribute to great artists such as William Hodges, Gaspard Duchy of Vancy, Pierre Loti, etc. who built the first images that the Western world would know of the South Pacific Islands.

      Where there is fire, we bring Gasoline

      2012

      Casino Metropolitano, Mexico City

      In the last decade, the recovery of drawing in contemporary artistic production has become the re-valuation of this practice as a democratic language insubordinable. The overflow of this visibility has also watering of other areas such as illustration and graphic design, as well as extensive development in areas of popular culture.

      Panic Attack!

      2013

      Panico Gallery, Buenos Aires

      Display album covers by Dr. Alderete With this exhibition this new skate kulture space opens in Buenos Aires, created by members of Massacre and the brothers Valle Garcia. They presented for the first time some of the work done by Dr. Alderete for bands like the Fabulous Cadillacs, Andres Calamaro, Lost Acapulco, Twin Tones, Sound Black Rooster, The Mutants, etc.

      Lectures

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      What drives you?

      (2012)

      • Y Conference, AIGA San Diego, USA

      Excuses to Design

      (2011)

      • Trimarchi, Mar del Plata, Argentina

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Member of Sonido Gallo Negro band

        2010 – 2016

      • General Editor, Korero Books London

        2010 – 2013

      • Jury The Mohawk Show 12

        2012 – 2012

      • Jury 1st International Prize Interactive Animated Book in Spanish Paula Benavides

        2011 – 2011

      • Jury XX National Poster Contest “Invitemos a Leer” , CONACULTA Mexico

        2008 – 2008