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Acid Candy From Argentina: Acido Surtido Design Magazine

Lucas López and Mauro López from Buenos Aires, Argentina, are the founders and editors of Acido Surtido, a design magazine started in 2001. I asked Lucas to explain the reasons for continuing an analog publication in this day and age.

Do you have a mission? Acido Surtido is an independent publication on art and design distributed for free in the whole country.

Who is your audience? The audience and contributors are mostly linked to visual arts: designers, photographers, illustrators, fine arts artists. However, throughout our issues there has been a heterogeneous universe which also includes writers and poets together with other collaborators who could have hardly had the opportunity to develop project-like experiences. As we say, Acido Surtido aims to find a gathering place to reflect before new readings and meanings that comprehend and surpass the works involved.

What does Acido Surtido mean? Acido Surtido is an evocative acid candy from our childhood, assorted and colorful. Like our sheet of paper, a mix between a magazine and a poster.

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