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Laura Alvarez

illustration of Warm cup of coffee with hand lettering and small icons link skulls, crowns, stars and hearts.
tea, mug, cup, love, handlettering, lettering, bubble letters, energy, food, beverage, breakfast, morning
illustration of First thing in the morning is a huge cup of coffee. A bath in a dark roasted coffee mug with flowers. Lettering and stars in the background.
mug, cup, coffee, tea, bath, humor, fun, lettering, bubble letters, china, whimsical, food, beverage, energy, star, stars, ethnic, breakfast
illustration of Spanish coffee maker illustration. La greca is the traditional coffee maker in all spanish homes. Red and yellow background with the word cafe.
greca, cafetera, heart, love, food, beverage, cooking, breakfast, caffeine, brew,
illustration of When your Sunday Morning cup of coffee brightens up your day! The sun coming out from the mug and the rays reaching out to the mountains.
sunset, sunrise, nature, mug, cup, rays, light, energy, energize, caffeine, caffeinated,
illustration of Coffee mug used as a planter for succulent plants. Reuse, reduce, recycle.
cup, cacti, plant, flower, flowers, home, cozy, house plant, gardening, nature,
illustration of Cute animated characters, cupcake galaxy.
character, legs, dreamy, whimsical, space, stars, 
The cup of coffee is holding a cup of coffee himself. Winter warm feelings wearing constellation leggings, stars, star, tea, mug, cup, china, cold, winter, cozy, home, pajamas, night, hot cocoa, chocolate, face, fun, funny, character, breakfast, food, beverage.
illustration of How to make a black cup of coffee with hand lettering, coffee beans, stars and hearts. coffee bean, coffee maker, french press, coffee, tea, mug, cup, love, handlettering, lettering, bubble letters, energy, food, beverage, breakfast, morning
illustration of When your Morning cup of coffee brightens up your day! Rainbow coming out from the mug and a bird ready to jump in the coffee.
sunset, sunrise, nature, mug, cup, rays, light, energy, energize, pool, flowers, buena energy, spanish, lettering, words, hand lettering.
illustration of Avocado and cucumber whole wheat toasts with orange and black coffee. Healthy breakfast to start the day!
food, toast, cup, mug, tea, health, natural, nutritious, nutritional, still life, avocado, brunch,
illustration of When you can choose your Morning cup of coffee brightens up your day! wonder woman, tea, skull, create, lettering, hand lettering, constellation, start, eye, rainbow, r2d2, caffeine, caffeinated,
sunset, sunrise, nature, mug, cup, rays, light, energy, energize
illustration of Reminder that we should live to the fullest every single day, lettering, hand lettering, hand lettering, graffiti, seize, time, positive, help, self love, selfceare,
illustration of Lettering artwork trying to inspire people to wear their masks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
handlettering, facemask, face covering, face mask, eye
illustration of Lettering from an LP song, hand drawn to fit the page. Moon, start, heart and vintage woman with a hat.
illustration of
illustration of Knowledge is power, common statement executed with hand drawn lettering. Purple background and blue letters.
illustration of Brocco-Bike is one of my latest character. Animated broccoli on a bicycle is so fun!
lettering, vegetable, veggies, bike, veggies, veggie, lettering, bubble letters,   ride. bicycle, bike, plants, plant, flower, bicyclist, lettering, bubble letters, handlettering, fun, humor, food, character, exercise, healthy, health,
illustration of I am so hot! and I am too cool! Comic strip inspired by different types of coffee.
tea, skull, create, lettering, hand lettering, caffeine, caffeinated, ice coffee, thank you, sunset, sunrise, nature, mug, cup, rays, light, energy, energize,
illustration of Quick illustration using cat, castle and coffee. Playing with words is something I love, crown, mug, cup, faces, face, character, animated, caffeine, leppard, tiger, tower, whimsical, surreal
illustration of Happy Donut Day! I love donuts and one eyed monsters are awesome, so a mix of both is so exciting!
lettering, sweet, sugar rush, sugar, frosting, strawberry sprinkles, character, traditional donut, dessert, heart, love sugar, baking goods, fried, dough.
illustration of Another fun drawing, apple and banana go on a tandem ride. bicycle, bike, plants, plant, flower, bicyclist, lettering, bubble letters, handlettering, fun, humor, food, character, exercise, healthy, health,
illustration of Illustration created for a Spanish Publication of short stories based in Space and the Cosmos. Collage with illustration 
astronaut, cosmonaut, planets, planet, moon, eye, rainbow, stars, milky way, shooting star, deep space, woman, women, summer night, lyra, snake, serpent, pyramid, ra, orus, horus,
illustration of Illustration created for a Spanish Publication of short stories based in Space and the Cosmos. Collage with illustration 
astronaut, cosmonaut, planets, planet, moon, eye, rainbow, stars, milky way, shooting star, deep space, woman, women, summer night, lyra, snake, serpent, forest
illustration of Illustration created for a Spanish Publication of short stories based in Space and the Cosmos. Collage with illustration 
astronaut, cosmonaut, planets, planet, moon, eye, rainbow, stars, milky way, shooting star, suit, deep space,
illustration of Illustration created for a Spanish Publication of short stories based in Space and the Cosmos. Collage with illustration 
astronaut, cosmonaut, planets, planet, moon, eye, rainbow, stars, milky way, shooting star, deep space, woman, women, summer night, lyra, snake, serpent, brain, planet, white, sea, Mediterranean, ocean, waves, meditation, aura, chakras,
illustration of Illustration created for a short story about a city in the shadows. Dark and distorted reality.
black and white, people, street, architecture, buildings,
illustration of New York Skyline inside the tree with birds hoping for a better future.
nature, tree, cityscape, city, building, birds, lettering, banner, tattoo, skyline, collage, flower, flowers, birds,
illustration of Illustration for the cover of my fanzine
illustration of Poster created for the first Soundview Park Art & Music Festival. Created inspired by the community, music, the waterfront, Nature and kids having fun.
illustration of Logo I created for the Friends of Soundview Park organization. Bronx based, with waterfront access and rich nature.
illustration of Logo I created for the Butterfly Meditation Garden created by Friends of Soundview Park, Bronx based organization, with waterfront access and beautiful grounds.
illustration of Poster created for the Soundview Park 2013 Summer Festival. Created inspired by the community, music, the waterfront, Nature and kids having fun.
illustration of Encouragement words everyone needs at some point. Stars, calligraphy, words.
illustration of Martin Luther King Jr. quote
illustration of Quote from Martin Luther King Jr.
illustration of Commissioned poster by Argonaut Resins for New York Comic Con 2017. Inspired by the resin toy Tutz Cat and a song we used to sing in family trips, I created this poster with skull flowers in the foreground and the song written down on the background.
Cats, bow, vintage, grunge.
illustration of Birds are a great subject I love drawing. I created a diptych based in the migration of the birds, making an analogy to immigrants and how they migrate to get a better future and birds do so fo get warmer weather. Text in Spanish
bird, lettering, words, ink, script,
illustration of Birds are a great subject I love drawing. I created a diptych based in the migration of the birds, making an analogy to immigrants and how they migrate to get a better future and birds do so fo get warmer weather. Text in english
bird, lettering, words, ink, script,
illustration of Language is Identity is an illustration I made for an art exhibition with the same name.
illustration of Illustration for the annual festival We Are Melrose, organized by Nos Quedamos, developing organization in the South Bronx (New York). Used for their poster, T-shirts and flyers. Inspired on the casitas, sheds built inside the community gardens, being the center of the community life.
illustration of Illustration for the annual festival We Are Melrose, organized by Nos Quedamos, developing organization in the South Bronx (New York). Used for their poster, T-shirts and flyers. Mother Nature Inspired, music, community garden, flowers, music and roots.
illustration of Illustration for the annual festival We Are Melrose, organized by Nos Quedamos, developing organization in the South Bronx (New York). Used for their poster, T-shirts and flyers. Inspired in the community gathering together under the flamboyan tree to celebrate diversity.
illustration of Mural design I created for a senior center. Based in Nature, plants, rainbow, flowers make everything better, blue, happy, bright
illustration of Bike heart. Bike lettering filled with gears and parts of bicycles reflecting the love for biking!
illustration of Graffiti inspired poster to encourage people to vote. Bubble letters are essential for New Yorkers and a very recognizable aesthetic.
illustration of Quick illustration with two Spanish words Hola and Amor.
snake, flower, red, cartoon, words, languages, language, texture, happy, animal, reptile,
illustration of Interactive map I created for Pepetian, an organization that promotes dancers  and music performers in The Bronx Community. I included all the venues they have performed in the past and in the website you would access a video from each venue.
building, landmark, graffiti, lettering, museum, car, land
illustration of Commissioned map for 536 Acres, organization that helps community members start their own community gardens on empty lots. I created the Bronx map.
illustration of Commissioned piece for a website. Illustration of the space where BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance is located. An old church building with the LGBTQ rainbow coming throught the windows representing their beliefs. the 6 New York train tagged with graffiti as background passes by showing the Bronx culture. 
theatre, cemetery, tombstones, subway, graff, hip hop, cityscape, the bronx, new york city, building
illustration of Illustration for a short story published in Spain. It is about a tourist visiting the big apple that meets a squirrel and becomes her tour guide in New York. 
Nature, bridge, buildings, cityscape, city, central park, skyscrapers. building,
illustration of A Bomba y Plena dancer moves to the drum rhythm dancing on the New York City buildings, and they dance with her. Traditional Puerto Rican dance called Bomba y Plena, is one of the few dances in the world where the dancer has the lead and creates the music with their movements. Drummers follow what the dancers do. 
Newyorican, culture, baile, dancer drummer, cityscape, skyscraper, the bronx, NYC, hudson River, city, building,
illustration of Created for a Smart car contest, typical fire hydrants in New York flow with the cars in the streets creating a city watching from the back. A whimsical approach to the city that never sleeps. Lettering, tattoo style, banners, crosshatching, analog, automobile, building, cityscape, skyscraper, animated, character
illustration of Image features in the website They Draw and Travel, inspired by My Happy Place, traveling to Georgia to see family was both calming and refreshing. The birds in the backyard made my mornings and the hot coffee too. 
blue jay, woodpecker, plant, collars greens, tree, plant, grass, house, windows, architecture, coffee,
illustration of Illustration created for a short story published in Spain about a Spaniard visiting La Havana, Cuba. I like to illustrate buildings and street life. 
building, home, house, apartment, colonial, vintage, car tourist, city, town
illustration of Illustration created for a short story talking about Gandia, a Spanish town in the province of Valencia. They have a tradition in October and the youth get dressed as a soldier closing the schools to celebrate the local holidays. The church and the river are very representative of this city. Building, architecture, tradition, nature
illustration of Valencia, in Spain, has a long tradition of taking the Virgin (la xeperudeta) to the plaza in March and everyone dresses up in their traditional costumes to bring her flowers creating the dress of the Virgin with them. Illustration created for a short story published in Spain.
illustration of Third eye in two inks made with carved linoleum in black and gold. Limited series of artwork for a rewards program for a non-profit organization.rays, shine, sun, glow, intuition, block print,
illustration of A plant is born from the Skull. Sometimes we get a second chance in life. Flowers pattern in the background, graphic style. leaf, leaves
illustration of Textured background with plants in the foreground. Cacti, bamboo, flowers, indoor plants, home grown to bring nature inside. Pots, nature, grow, potus.
illustration of Skull flower coming from a poison bottle with the third eye painted on it. Intuition is part of life like the sun, star, moon and the moth represented in each corner. 
Esoteric, tarot, creepy, still life, texture, acrylic, street art, urban.
illustration of Design for a mural in a 5 story building in Brooklyn. Eye, rainbow, nature, plants, flowers street art.
illustration of Canvas created during a live fundraiser event with sentences and words given by the attendants. This is a Wall of Words is an interactive project that is inspired by the graffiti walls and street art.
illustration of
illustration of Based in the Bob Marley's song
illustration of Poster made with hand lettering over the pictures of the participants of a stand up comedy event in Puerto Rico. 
flyer, advertisement, comedians, humor, logo, characters, chicho, hip-hop, improv, actor, actors, comedy,
illustration of Illustration created for a yearly event in New York, in Halloween cyclists get dressed up and bike through the city. Pumpkin, skull, sugar skull, bridge, architecture, river, cyclist, skeleton, jackolantern, spoke card, lettering, hand lettering, gorge washington, new jersey, creepy, bicycle, wheels,
illustration of Mural designed for a five story building in downtown Brooklyn, Family, home, plants, home plant, cosy, bipoc, together, bird, pets, new york, lettering,
illustration of Design created for a five story building in Brooklyn. Based in Abstract Nature, reflecting the waterfront close to the construction. 
Home, flower, flowers, stars, plants, rainbow, abstraction, solid colors
illustration of Wishes of hope and love for everyone during Christmas time. Postcard created t thank my clients, family and friends. Lady Winter with sugar canes, Christmas balls and holy leafs in her head. the moon and the star as earrings and her ponsettia bring you peace.
decoration, blue, cold, winter,
illustration of Mixing the sugar skull and the ginger cookie, made into the statue of liberty, this cookie was made as a postcard to greet the holidays to my clients. 
Bone, bones, heart, skeleton, banner, lettering, new york, christmas, card, holidays, navidades,
illustration of Eres la estrella que guia mi camino. You are the star that guides my world. I am a big fan of astronomy and hand lettering, unifying both in this illustration created for a postcard.
illustration of It was the year of the rat in the chinese tradition and I wanted to celebrate with a quick illustration. Constellations and stars behind a huge martini glass holding a cat  while he drinks for the new year with his friend the rat. Cheers!
Drink, cocktail, 2020, party, celebration.
illustration of Chocolate covered strawberry with Love every day lettering.
Strawberries, fruit, food, healthy, valentines, love, passion, health,
illustration of Healthy salad with tea. Endives, pumpkin, dragon fruit, ready to be served with cutlery. 
health, vegetables, veggies, nutritious, purple, cabbage, tea, mug, plate, serving, spoon,

Profile

Laura Alvarez was born in Valencia, Spain and studied an MA in Fine Arts in Spain and England. In NYC, she juggles between her city job, her artist career, and her commitment to her Bronx community. She has been a teaching artist with more organizations and city agencies she can remember, but what she does recall, is all the lives she has touched through the years thanks to the arts, and she knows there will be more. Laura is interested in how art interacts with people and what better place than the streets? She has taken her artwork out the studio working in walls and step-streets in different countries and NYC neighborhoods, to bring her colorful designs and joy to the community while planning what's the next wall she's going to tackle. She has received several awards and grants that she has used to continue promoting the arts among the Bronx youth and to create work that starts a conversation, touching issues like ecology, womanhood, racism, tradition, inequality or immigration. She has exhibited all over Europe and New York in collective and solo shows. In most of her shows she tries to program free workshops to pass along her love for art and her mantra: "everyone is an artist".

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Calligraphy, Cartoon, Collage, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Lettering, Logo Design, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Stylized, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Whimsical, Interactive, Concept Art, Vector, Live Scribing

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Botanical, Children, Children's Books, Comic Book, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Health, Historical, Holidays, Landscape, Leisure, Maps, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Product, Religious, Romance, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Still Life, Textiles, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Spiritual, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Branding, Logos