Tarracvs Parade to promote the Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 through art
Four large figures of the sport competition mascot will be soon placed at the main entrances of Tarragona's areacategory: News
Plaça Corsini, the market square of the city, hosted last Friday the presentation of the first pieces of the Tarracvs Parade. They consist on a large dimension reproductions of the Mediterranean Games Tarragona 2018 mascot that will be installed at the main entrances of the city. The event was attended by the Commissioner for the Games, Javier Villamayor, and the deputy of Tarragona Provincial Council, Mateu Montserrat.
Four of the Tarracvs Parade figures were done by the Art and Design School of Tarragona Provincial Council (EADT). Precisely, one of these pieces has been done following the design of the famous Barcelona illustrator Miguel Gallardo. The rest of the collection is based on the designs proposed by the students of the high level professional training course of illustration and applied arts – Eric Borràs Amador, Valeria Machidon and Rosa Díaz Custodi.
In order to foster the Games spirit before the competitions, the four pieces presented today will placed for the first days of June at the entrance hall of the bus and train station, Reus airport and Port Aventura facilities, the main spots and entrances into Tarragona’s area for the visitors.
The proposal of designs created by Tarragona City Council was well embraced between the EADT students – more than 40 suggestions were presented to be turned into 3D Tarracvs. Tarragona City Council, the Organisation of the Committee and Port de Tarragona chose out of this pool of proposals three designs to carry out.
During the February and March, ten students from the professional training courses of illustration and applied arts have carried out the four Tarracvs with the help of their tutor teachers, Núrias Virgili and Empar Escobar Galera. Each figure has taken a good deal of working hours, even out of their school hours, which have been counted on as traineeship stages.
The Tarracvs have been done in three phases and using synthetic paint. First, the bi-dimensional design has been mapped onto the 3D surface of the figure and then the background colour has been added. Finally, the profiles of each colour zone have been detailed. In some cases, the complexity of the drawing was so complex that the template technique has been used. For Miguel Gargallo’s proposal, the mapping was done by means of a light projection on the 3D model.
Here you can read some data about the four Tarracvs presented:
Port of Tarragona’s Tarracvs
- Author: Eric Borràs Amador
- Done by: Eric Borràs Amador, Roman Frank, Noelia Torres de la Fuente, Martín Santacasilda Aldave, Maria del Mar Sendra Gavaldà (students of the high level professional training course of Illustration at the Tarragona Provincial Council School of Art and Design)
- Author: Valeria Machidon
- Done by: Valeria Machidon, Sara Pereira Mestre, Rosa Díaz Custodi, Mateo Sandoval Balada (students of the high level professional training course of Illustration at the Tarragona Provincial Council School of Art and Design)
World Map Tarracvs
- Author: Rosa Díaz Custodi
- Done by: Rosa Díaz Custodi, Valeria Machidon, Sara Pereira Mestre, Mateo Sandoval Balada (students of the high level professional training course of Illustration at the Tarragona Provincial Council School of Art and Design)
- Author: Miguel Gallardo
- Done by: Roman Frank, Noelia Torres de la Fuente, Wilson Estiven Ravelo Alonso (students of the high level professional training course of Illustration at the Tarragona Provincial Council School of Art and Design).