Uno de Orois a project run by two young creative artists Teko and Tay. It aims to launch an innovative design studio with a variety of product lines.
Teko and Tay have been working together for over a year and have already launched several products as designers and illustrators. Azucar Mag, for example, is a digital magazine for smartphones and tablets, and one of their main projects, already gathering over 500 readers. The magazine is free and contains creative visual content. ‘Banquetas coquetas’, meanwhile, are the painted banquettes used as seats and spaces to store things.
Besides their unique materials, Teko and Tay also offer workshops for beginners and advanced designers. Workshops will focus on digital painting (using a tablet wacom) and papertoys.
Both artists live and work in a small studio in the barrio of Colegiales. The studio speaks for itself: first you see plenty of gorgeous paintings all over the walls, then you notice a few objects on their production phase and at last a few colourful banquettes. “We both love our work and don’t have ‘normal’ hours from 9am to 6pm,” says Tay about their professional lifestyle. The pair met over three years ago, when they worked in the same company. Soon they took a decision to work together, despite the risks and challenges of being self-employed.
“We enjoy spending time on our projects, and sometimes the best ideas come when we less expect them,” say both artists at the same time. For instance, the name Uno de Oro has a special story. Teko was walking down the street in Colegiales and found a golden Tarot card and the number one. He interpreted it as luck and took the card as a symbol and a name for the new studio. Azucar Mag was their first and biggest project which gathered a lot of support from fellow artists. “We couldn’t believe so many people were excited to participate somehow in this project,” Teko adds with a smile. “We still didn’t know what the whole idea would look like, but have already been approached by several people and their offers,” Tay recalls.
“We don’t want to be just one more design studio in Buenos Aires. Our goal is to be an innovative lab which products are accessible to large number of people,” Teko affirms. As an example, he talks about street art and names a few murals done by both artists. Currently, both Teko and Tay are presenting their projects as part of their own exhibitions or at design-related events. For instance, this Friday, 2nd November, they launch the second edition of Azucar Mag in Galeria Patio del Liceo at 7pm. “It’s very important to do what you love and focus on things that you can do best. Once you find yourself, share your art with as many people as possible,” says Teko. These two sentences describe best the working philosophy of the founders of Uno de Oro.
Teko and Tay approached Ideame platform as it permits more people to participate collectively in funding their project. The artists plan to spend their first funds on printing digital materials and logistical arrangements for the magazine and workshops.
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