Started out as a hobby now I’m trying to make something real!
For those of you that don’t know, Enigmatic Nomad, has been my baby for almost a year now. What started out as something to do in my spare time while living in Germany has turned into a passion of mine.
difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.
a person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer.
If you’re familiar with my blog you know I mainly write about Hip-Hop music and it was actually a Lil Wayne song that inspired the name for my site. In “6ft.7ft” Wayne says “What’s a world without Enigma?” and that line immediately stood out to me because I can relate to that word so much. I’m a very quiet and reserved person and I like to keep some mystery to myself. I mean part of the fun in life is exploring the unknown right? I don’t ever want to know it all, I want to continue learning, wondering, exploring, and searching in every and all aspects of life. As for why I decided to add Nomad to the title, it’s because I love to travel and I find it hard to stay in one place for too long. You will never experience life fully until you leave your comfort zone and start seeing how others live and think.
To make EN more legit I decided it was finally time to create a logo. I would say about 50% of my posts are about Puerto Rican creative collective group Lv Ciudvd, and through them I became aware of the talented Alberto Fernández who is the graphic artist responsible for the cover art for the majority if not all of their singles. Once I saw his work I knew I had to get him to help me create my logo. It took some time for me to figure out exactly how I wanted it to look but Alberto was very patient with me and together we got it just right.
The idea behind the logo was to just keep it clean with an urban flair to it but I also wanted to have a unique aspect to it. While visiting home a few weeks ago I found the ring pictured below and once I saw it “What’s a world without Enigma?” came to mind and I knew that I wanted to incorporate a question mark in my logo somehow.
I suggested the idea to Alberto and he did an amazing job at turning the E into a subtle question mark. It’s even better than I had envisioned it and for that I’m forever grateful to him for taking his time to put his creative genius to work for me.
About the artist:
If you don’t know about Alberto Fernández yet then let me get you familiar real quick! First off, he goes by AlbertoRmx and is a part of the group Clown Rmx. He started out in the art industry by customizing hats, T-shirts, sneakers, etc. For what started as a hobby quickly turned into a career when his undeniable talent allowed him to distribute pieces to popular stores in Puerto Rico such as Treats in Plaza Las Americas, Urban Mafia, and Thunderbolt.
For those of us that know about that college social scene life in Rio Piedras, you might be pleasantly surprised to know that Alberto had the opportunity to create the new overall look for El 8 de Blanco by designing their logo and menu! Damn so many good times there!
Transitioning into Fashion, Alberto and his partner of Clown Rmx, Lucindo Fidalgo, created a new fashion line of T-shirts called Big.O.Tee, which introduced a new squared neckline along with 1920’s inspired illustrations. To say the least the line was a success and to follow up Alberto entered the world of photography and modeling. He’s had the opportunity to work for local and international designers such as Miguel Genao, Mita Vita, Akomplice, P&Co and Ink Addict.
There are a number of projects he’s worked on but by far some of the coolest and most important would have to include painting a huge piece live at Calle 13’s concert along with his partner in crime Lu, titled “Adentro,” as well as a mural of Mona Lisa at the Mona Lisa Restaurant, designing the monster for the Toyota Yaris campaign, painting live at events such as Shoeligans and the Anniversary of the W Hotel in Vieques and working on the campaign for Banco Popular “Echa Pa’ Lante.”
I know you’re probably thinking wow what else could he possibly do?! Well let me tell you he’s just getting started! He’s currently working as an independent artist. Among his projects he’s working as the Creative Director at Socializa, and a graphic artist/photographer/illustrator at White Lion Records. Combining my two favorite things together, music and art, Alberto is also working with artists such as Álvaro Díaz, Lv Ciudvd, Deborah Blues, and La Tribu de Abrante. And if that wasn’t enough he’s also helping to design a unique fabric for Miguel Genao’s next collection.
I just have one question for Alberto Rmx, when do you find the time to sleep?! I guess there really is no rest for the creative and for good reason!
Be sure to follow Alberto on his Social Media accounts:
And if you’re just as impressed with him as I am and want to hire him for a new project you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org !
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