Buenos Aires has a longstanding graphic heritage. The city’s first trade union was arguably created by graphic workers with the inhabitants of Buenos Aires called Porteños because they live in a port city and their families arrived at the port from a wide scope of regions. The development in the education system allowed for an outstanding development of printing houses, newspapers, magazines, brochures, posters and other printed matter. Contents vary from creator to creator: art, politics, social criticism, design, sports, music, decoration, alone, or all together. The cultural crossover makes Buenos Aires a sort of vortex that contains everything from Jorge Luis Borges’s El Aleph to Diego Armando Maradona’s goal with his hand.
New People of Print Member CHOCHO is a Porteño screen-printing workshop, where Julieta Seoane and Manuel Rentero collaborate with artists from varied fields. Small edition graphic publications, books, ads, merchandising, posters, objects, t-shirts, textile pieces, and stickers come out of the workshop and their destination can vary too: art exhibitions, campus walls, design shops, custom-made gifts, libraries, homes, schools, festivals, and even the human body.
This creative duo have a passion for sharing their experiences, establishing valuable connections between materials, experts, amateurs, and the artwork itself. With 10 years experience, CHOCHO have produces a vast catalog of elaborate silkscreen pieces for artists, illustrators, and designers. In addition, they’ve launched small publications, art pieces, objects, and textile items, all with CHOCHO’s trademark. For a Porteño, being CHOCHO is being happy, pleased, and proud about what’s been done, or achieved. Check out the work from the workshop via the link below!