Portada de Neo2 #176. en la foto Ana Polvorosa
Portada de Neo2 #176. en la foto Rauw Alejandro

Nº 176



We say goodbye to 2021 with a super eclectic number that reflects the present of contemporary urban culture. Inside this issue you’ll find from reggaeton to experimental electronic music; from conceptual art to upcycling; from sneakers to heels; from the Iberian lizard to the gildas; from concrete to wood; from retro fashion to futurism; from Rauw Alejandro to Ana Polvorosa. More and better next year. Happy 2022.

Intimacy, calm and light


A house-gallery for a couple of designers located in the city of San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico. It is an Associates project that celebrates intimacy and calm but, at the same time, maximizes the exposure of indirect natural light.



In this issue we have Chanel and Louis Vuitton collections to interpret them exclusively from our perspective. Also fashion editorials ranging from alpine mountains to underground garages. And interviews with Carlota Barrera, a queer tailoring activist, and Lis Domínguez, an emerging talent who has conquered us from Valencia.

Rauw Alejandro


Do you want to know everything about him? Find it out in this 14-page report plus cover. A photo shoot with urban and avant-garde fashion, plus an interview where he anticipates the launch of his new album with surprise collaborations.

Nicole McLaughlin


We chatted with the named queen of upcycling by more than 700k followers of her on Instagram thanks to her curious way of seeing design through the most sustainable perspective. Nicole McLaughlin reimagines the uses of existing products and materials and turns them into something crazy new. From garments, footwear, and accessories to furniture.

Ana Polvorosa


The most redhead actress in our cinema shows us her coolest side in a report, also with 14 pages and a cover, where she plays a most natural behind the scenes. The same naturalness with which he tells us all his current projects.



Beasts is the name of the exhibition created by Side Gallery in Barcelona with the work of the architect Sam Chermayeff. The expo is made up of 16 pieces of furniture that play with the concepts of double functionality, instability or change of scale.

Mit Borrás


We interview Mit Borrás, the transdisciplinary and multidimensional artist committed to his work and his time and whose productions stir the idea of adaptation through ergonomics and triangulation: human being, nature and technological progress.



Rauw Alejandro opens this issue. But there is much more. We also dedicate a lot of space to Rusowky, a young talent from Madrid who signs collaborations with C. Tangana. We have Desta French and her multiculturalism, VVV [Trippin'You] and their nihilism, Lee Gamble and his conceptualism, Vetusta Morla and their timelessness… And Jean-Michel Jarre.



At the lastest London Design Festival you could see the Discovered exhibition, an expo, with the work of 20 young product designers, where sustainable American hardwood was the main material. The initiative and the curatorship has been a collaboration of AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) together with the English magazine Wallpaper.

Thomas Demand


The German photographer who has presented his latest work at the Garage Museum in Moscow has just inaugurated the first major retrospective of him in Spain hand in hand with Centro Botin. He now he tells us about his meticulous reconstructions of historical events that the artist destroys after photographing.

Typography: Casual

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