A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Review, Celebration and Tribute to 40 Years of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb

Klaus (2019). A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Click to enlarge. As you’ll probably know, if you’ve been following my work in any capacity, one of the main reasons why I persist in my cartooning career is that it provides me with a vehicle to channel my need to draw. Or, putting itContinue reading “A Short (Architectural) History of the 20th Century. Review, Celebration and Tribute to 40 Years of “A Short History of America” by Robert Crumb”

Quotidian (T)errors: Hyperbole, Caricature, Deformation and Other Catalysts of Invention – Article for Bitácora Magazine

Click to enlarge As a way to celebrate this year’s anniversary (the 10 years of Klaustoon’s Blog, I mean, not the advent of Blade Runner’s 2019), the next months will see some posts looking backwards to past events. And amongst them,  a few will deal with events from last year, 2018, which was a ratherContinue reading “Quotidian (T)errors: Hyperbole, Caricature, Deformation and Other Catalysts of Invention – Article for Bitácora Magazine”

And the Pritzker Goes to… [A Short-short History of the Pritzker Prize]

Click to enlarge So, since tomorrow, March 5, 2019, will see the announcement of the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize, I thought it might be worth to whet (y)our appetite with this short piece from last year. The text, published within my ongoing section ‘ArquiNoir’ in issue #84 of Mexican magazine Arquine, was written -as youContinue reading “And the Pritzker Goes to… [A Short-short History of the Pritzker Prize]”

Old Stuff: Dossier in Arq’a Magazine

Click to enlarge We’re rapidly approaching that time of the year, so before it’s too late, let’s dust off some stuff. A couple years ago, Paula Melâneo, editor of Arq’a, emailed me asking if I’d be interested in including a some of my work in the ‘dossier’ section of their magazine. And I was. HereContinue reading “Old Stuff: Dossier in Arq’a Magazine”

Le Grand Tour (On Being Glocal)

Click or go here Universalism used to be a rather simple affair: the more detached from local traditions, the more universal you became. If the stoics could be called ‘citizens of the world’, it’s because they accepted being part of the ‘human race’, above and beyond the narrow labels of ‘Greek’ and ‘barbarian’. A regularContinue reading “Le Grand Tour (On Being Glocal)”