No more procrastinating. The new website is finally up and running.
October 31st, 2012.
The Moritz Factory in Barcelona hosted the second Behance Portfolio Review. The guys from Atipus and Toormix put together a nice event in which yours truly had the chance, along with five talented artists, to share some of the work we’ve done since we became members of the Behance Network.
Last year, I had the chance to work on a very cool project commissioned by Nike USA. The idea, art directed by Colin Strandberg, was to highlight some of Nike’s most significant moments within the Olympics most recent history as well as to create some generic retro-looking Olympic graphics. Three specific iconic moments were chosen. #1, the famous billboard Nike put up in LA featuring Carl Lewis right before the Olympics began in 1984. #2, the golden Nike shoes Michael Johnson wore when he broke the world record in Atlanta 1996, and #3, the unforgettable Dream Team, with Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Pat Ewing and so many more, in the Barcelona Olympics of 1992.
Last winter, while working in New York, Mike Macchione and I used to watch the Sea Shepherd documentaries in the conference room during lunch. That was the first time I heard of them. I was really impressed to see how bravely they confronted whalers, the way their actions were directed to be effective, fearless yet not necessarily violent.
A few months later I went to an Xavier Rudd’s show in Barcelona and noticed that he was selling the Sea Shepherd’s merchandise along with his own. Inspired by this, I created the artwork of a whale and offered it to the Sea Shepherd who accepted it with amazing and inspiring kindness and warmth.
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Many thanks to Annie Fickes and Jennifer Johnson.
A couple of months ago, Android Homme (a high–end street wear brand that specializes in luxury footwear and apparel) contacted me wondering if I’d be interested in developing some artwork for a new line of t-shirts and potential branding initiative featuring cosmic-mystic-surreal elements. Unfortunately, they never saw what we were doing for they vanished in the middle of the working process. I like what they do so my best wishes for AH.
Who said physicists don’t care about style?
I was assigned to design the Mark for the 2012 American Legion New York State Baseball Championship. Different versions of the logo have been developed to guarantee readability when applied to small surfaces such as baseball caps, jerseys and so on.
Biopölitan is a project I started late last year in Barcelona. The main idea is to use graphic design to say something about the planet we live in, about nature, about the things and organisms that have been given to us naturally and might not be there tomorrow unless we give our ways a second thought. The project goal is to invite graphic artists to participate and donate a design piece that will be presented in a book the proceeds of which will be donated to environmental associations.
I recently created a piece for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their kind and enthusiastic response made me believe in this project even more. It’s not just money that can be donated to those who actively fight to change the world.
I was invited by Nick Carson, editor at Computer Arts, to participate in the Magazine’s Designer Challenge along with three other designers. Each of us were assigned to execute some designs using the words Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. My particular assignment was to execute four restaurant logos with the mentioned words. Tight deadline (as it usual is in the editorial realm) but a fun project. None of us four had any idea what the other fellow designer’s assignments were. Can’t wait to see what they came up with. I’m sure it’ll be awesome.