Alberto Nanclares is a member of the Basurama collective, dedicated to research, creation and cultural production. He says that one day, walking with his son through Malasaña, he noticed that his popular anecdote was absent of visual references. “Of everything I was telling you about my life, there was no material trace left, the bars where I had gone, the shops, the cinemas, nothing, there was nothing left. There the idea of guarding the material support of the signs began to haunt me. , beyond documenting it, “he explains. “This is how we began to physically rescue the labels and store them in a warehouse.” Alberto moves in networks under the name Alberto Graco in honor of his great-uncle, Paco Graco, who was a sign writer and gave name to an initiative to safeguard those signs in Madrid.
A museum to keep the memory of Madrid’s signs: Paco Graco project