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It’s damn hot here, and there is a lot of work to do. My mind travels to the sea, but today’s schedule is full of tasks that will keep me in my chair. I need something fresh, and I have found it in my in-box. It’s an e-mail from Marina Esmeraldo, presenting me her last GIF animation series, launched a couple of weeks ago during the BCN Design Week. Love Letters to BCN is an ode to the city that has taught her “to be myself, harder and stronger,” Marina explains to me.

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In the space of just a few seconds, this Barcelona-based Brazilian artist is able to condense a fleeting moment and the sensations attached to it, an illustrated memoir about who and where we were. Solitude, immensity, love, curiosity, movement. Yes, we keep trying to make our lives a permanent vacation.

For more information, visit www.marinaesmeraldo.com.

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Photos: Courtesy of Marina Esmeraldo

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