News


9
Mar 16

End Child Marriage

You may remember my dear friend Maria Bentley from her interview HERE and her stunning work. Maria and her husband Nick recently launched a powerful campaign, which I am proud to share, in collaboration with UNICEF shedding light into a disturbing issue around the world. Underage marriages. “We are so proud and honored to be a part of this powerful ‪#‎EndChildMarriage‬ campaign with UNICEF and BridalMusings to help shed light on this disturbing subject. Today, on International Women’s Day, we are the voice of the voiceless, and we hope you will be too.” Congrats guys!


26
Mar 15

Air Max Day 2015

TheeBlog_AirMaxDay2015 If you know what this post is about just by looking at the title or the date, you’re cool in my book. If you don’t, you’re still cool – but will be even cooler after reading this :) Today is a great day for sneakerheads around the world as it is the 28th anniversary of the launch of the first shoe ever to showcase visible Air – the NIKE Air Max. If you are not familiar with the history of Nike Air Max shoes, I invite you to check it out, it is a great example of how one good idea can not only change an entire industry, but also inspire a worldwide movement and culture. If you are familiar, well, there’s nothing much I can tell you as you’re probably busy snapping and tagging a photo of your ‘Airs’ to join the online celebration :)
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23
Jul 14

The Bipolar Tee is Back!

TheeBlog-BipolarTeePart2 It’s been more than a year since the Bipolar Tee was released and shipped around the world :) And now, due to popular demand and to celebrate a mini-anniversary, the Bipolar Tee will be available again for a limited quantity/time! A few friends and readers have been asking me to reprint them (Thanks for the emails!) so this is your chance to grab one – because I don’t know if there will be another release. So, if you or someone you know wanted one of these shirts, ordering instructions can be found after the jump. Orders will close Friday, August 1st. Hurry!!
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6
Jun 14

MIAMI x UBER

TheeBlog-UberMiami It’s been a long, rocky road. But after all the petitions, campaigns and efforts from all of us since last year (HERE), Miami has joined the 21st century as UBER has finally arrived. And although we only get UberX for now, this is a huge step in the right direction. This is great news Miami! If you haven’t experienced Uber yet, I strongly recommend you give it a try (that’s all it takes). To celebrate its arrival, Uber is offering free rides around Miami until June 20th, so experience for yourself what all the buzz is about. Oh! and if you can’t make it before June 20th, here’s a code for $10 off your first UBER ride pt4s8.


9
May 14

Write to Massimo Vignelli

TheeBlog-MassimoVignelli Woke up to some very sad news coming from New York this morning. Mr. Massimo Vignelli, one of the true iconic legends of Design, and an incredible source of professionalism, knowledge and inspiration is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. Whether you are a Designer or not, his work touched many lives and is still around (Google him) inspiring many of us. I had the enormous pleasure of meeting and spending some time with him last year while in New York and he was not only inspirational but a genuine, kind and amazing gentleman. Since Massimo has decided to spend his last days at home, his son Luca would like all those for whom his father was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter. This is a special and touching request, and I urge you all to be part of it and show a legend like Massimo how much he means and has done for us. Keep reading for information…
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20
Nov 13

Bipolar Tee + Cotton Bureau

TheeBlog-BipolarTshirt_CottonBureau Last year I launched a t-shirt project and debuted the Bipolar Tee (HERE) As most of you probably already know, the demand for this shirt surpassed any goals or plans (completely sold out!) and received a lot of love globally, as we received orders from all continents – including countries like Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Germany and many more. Today I want to share some exciting news, specially for those of you who are still after one of these babies. The Bipolar Tee is available again thanks to the awesome folks at Cotton Bureau. There’s only one catch, the shirt needs at least 25 orders in order to go to production (and we only have 12 days left!). So, if you want one, head over to Cotton Bureau and get one – or many – today!
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7
Nov 13

Sam Barclay designs Dyslexia

TheeBlog-SamBarclay_Dyslexia Let’s face it, we are all aware or know at least one person who suffers from dyslexia, and although we somewhat know some facts about the condition, we really don’t have a clear understanding of how it affects people. Yes, there have been methods created to improve and help dyslexic patients, but how can we really understand and think of ways to help if we are not able to see first hand what it’s like to be dyslexic. Sam Barclay, a recent University of Portsmouth Graphic Design graduate came up with the brilliant idea to use Design to demonstrate the hurdles dyslexic patients have to deal with on a daily basis. This book aims to provide the reader with a beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading and it is currently being funded by generous folks through KickStarter.
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Oct 13

Typism Book!!

TheeBlog-TypismBook Today I want to share some awesome news coming from Australia. Last month, Typism, an international Type conference, took place in Australia and it featured many amazingly talented and inspiring Designers and Type Masters like Dominique Falla (its creator), Gemma OBrien, Matt Vergotis, Nicole Phillips, Wayne Thompson, Aurelie Maron and Bobby Haiqalsyah.. Being the Type geek I am, I loved the idea and learned about the event earlier this year. Now, although I couldn’t make it to Gold Coast to be part of this inspiring conference, my work did :) Back in May, Dominique contacted me and invited me to be part of the Typism book she was building in conjunction with the conference. The idea of the book was to gather Designers and Type Lovers from all over the world like Jon Contino, Simon Alander, Sergey Shapiro, Jackson Alves, and put them together in a cool new Typebook… YES!
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15
Oct 13

So, heard GoDaddy bought MediaTemple…

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12
Jun 13

Let’s talk Apple and iOS7

TheeBlog-Apple_ios7 So, by now, I am pretty sure you are aware of Apple’s latest releases and announcements. Yes, reactions to these have been… let’s say eclectic – or colorful (seems a little more appropriate). Today I want to briefly talk about the re-design of iOS7. One, because I know you guys are probably also struggling with this issue and two, because I needed to rant. I’ve been a loyal Apple supporter for years and was curious to see if the rumors about Ive’s new flat experience were true, I mean, as a Designer, this was something I was looking forward to. But what I saw at WWDC simply didn’t feel right… (and I am being gentle)
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11
Apr 13

Bitcoin Explained

TheeBlog-Bitcoin If I begin telling you about a new form of decentralized digital currency and the importance of creating different peer-to-peer solutions, specially for online transactions, chances are you might as, what does this have to do with Design or visual inspiration. But, if this explanation is accompanied by a sweet short video featuring great animations, colors and yes, information, you will agree with me that things tend to be more interesting when they look great! ‘Bitcoin Explained’ is a great video created, directed and animated by talented Designer/Director Duncan Elms. Check it out after the jump!
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5
Apr 13

Facebook Home

TheeBlog-FacebookHome It is no surprise that Facebook continues to launch new applications, apps and products constantly. With such a massive market and user base… wouldn’t you? I am sure most fo you already heard the news yesterday but in case you missed it, here’s a little post about the new Facebook Home. In short, Facebook Home is an app for Android devices which will turn them into not just a phone but a social phone. So, if tapping the Facebook icon on your phone drives you crazy and takes 0.002 seconds of your life, now you can have your Facebook news feed available immediately as pasrt of your phone’s home screen. Now, would this new product really take off and become as popular as Facebook? Hmmm not sure…
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Apr 13

Google’s Newest Addition

TheeBlog-GoogleNose Google has just announced their newest addition to traditional Search. Google Nose. Knowing that users always expect more and are constantly looking for ways to enhance their online experience, Google developed this new technology that will not only provide search results, but could also provide scents as well as capture and determine scents we might search for. Take a video tour after the jump or visit Google.com/nose for more information and to download it. (Still in Beta stage)
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21
Nov 12

Recent Work: Latin Grammy Awards

TheeBlog-DiegoGuevara-LatinGrammyAwards As we approach the Holidays, specially Thanksgiving, there are many things I am very grateful for and that I want to share. No, no, don’t worry, I am not getting emotional… But I am. I am very grateful for being able to do what I love every single day, having the best family one could ever ask for, for the great and talented colleagues and friends I am fortunate to have and for the constant opportunities and challenges I am presented with. And today, I want to share one of my latest challenges/projects. You might remember a project I shared back in October featuring some work I did for the country’s leading spanish TV station, Univision (HERE) As you can imagine, it was an exciting project that introduced me to ‘TV world’ and opened the door to the opportunity of working again with these great folks, but this time on a way bigger scale and for a way bigger audience. The XIII Latin Grammy Awards.
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14
Nov 12

Darth Vader: What Are You Going to Do Next?

Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far away, it is no shocking news that Lucas Films – meaning Star Wars – was recently bought by Disney for $4 Billion. Now, I know a few of my friends and probably most of you are not very happy with this. AT ALL. But let’s be honest, can the franchise really do worse than the last three movies? Aware of the collective sentiment and rage, Disney decided to launch a funny (and well done), in-your-face parody of the situation, featuring Darth Vader and two of his Stormtroopers roaming through the park, enjoying the rides and checking out the princesses, all while rubbing this in every hardcore Star Wars fan’s face. Check out Disney’s dark humor…


6
Nov 12

Instagram Profiles on the Web

TheeBlog-InstagramProfiles Big news for all of us Instagram lovers as the launch of Instagram Profiles on the Web has been announced. Yup, your IG photos will now be easier to stalk browse and share online thanks to yo your very own custom page… which looks just like your Facebook profile. Really? That’s the best they could do? Although they are not fully available yet, there are a few pages you can check out in the meantime… Opinions?
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Nov 12

Air New Zealand + The Hobbit

TheeBlog-AirNewZealandHobbit Let’s face it, airplane safety videos are dull, boring and sometimes annoying (and painful, like those old 90s videos AmericanAirlines still plays). Yes, I know they can save lives but we’re not here to make sense are we? But wait, not all airlines have this “who gives a shit” attitude when it comes to their onboard experience. Jet Blue and Virgin Airlines, for example, have turned me not only into a customer but a fan as well. Last year I had the chance of flying Virgin and watched what until today, was the coolest and funnest safety video I had seen. Today, I want to share a new addition to the cool safety video club, courtesy of Air New Zealand. Their fun and over-the-top Hobbit inspired feature shows how something so dull as a safety video could be turned into a fun and entertaining experience with just a bit of caring. Check out the video after the jump!
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Oct 12

Bouncing on the River

TheeBlog-BouncingBridge Yeah, Tina might have rolled on the river, but French architecture firm AZC thought it would be funner to allow parisians to bounce across the River. How? By installing an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river. This project was presented as part of the “Contemporary Bridge – Paris” competition and it was awarded third place. Don’t know about you, but all I can ask myself is, what could ever beat a bouncing bridge!!!?
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15
Oct 12

Thank You Felix!

TheeBlog-RedBullStratos I’ve always had this fascination with space and I remember many dreams involving space travel or being able to ‘fly out there’. Well, yesterday, the dream of an adventurous kid became a reality as he was the first human being to travel to the edge of space with the unique goal of freefalling down to earth. Today I want to thank Felix Baumgartner for inspiring kids (and many of us) to keep dreaming and fight for their dreams. And also share some stunning photos and video of his amazingly supersonic freefall from 128k feet, which happened yesterday, in case you live under a rock :) If you are still not familiar with this fun mission, here’s a brief explanation: Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner, sponsored by Red Bull, traveled to the edge of space to jump back to earth breaking a few records such as fastest freefall (breaking sound barrier), altitude and time records. For the detailed description, continue reading…
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Oct 12

‘Stunning’ Interactive Print Ad by Lexus

TheeBlog-LexusStunning When it comes to advertising, there’s no such things as moderation or complacency, and perhaps that’s one of the things I like about it. Companies are constantly trying to outdo each other, and battle to be the one that launches that ‘it’ campaign, and of course, dominates the market. To prove my point, today I want to share a printed+interactive ad for Lexus that, if you have not seen it yet, will blow your socks off. And that perhaps will replace all existing QR codes n advertising. Please! The magazine ad was created using CinePrint, and to put it simple, once your magazine page is combined with your iPad, the entire ad becomes interactive. Sounds crazy? Check it out!
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Oct 12

Facebook’s First Brand Video

TheeBlog-FacebookAd As you probably know by now, Facebook announced they’ve reached 1 billion! users, and as part of their celebration, their first ever ad campaign/brand video has been released. Last year, I attended a branding conference in San Francisco, which included Facebook’s Ben Barry and Everett Katigbak, and was among the group of people who had the chance to preview some of Facebook’s ads and brand videos that are schedule to roll out and they all focus on the human side of Facebook and what it can really do for society, other than stalking and were done by Wieden & Kennedy. Check it!
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Sep 12

Time for some happy news…

TheeBlog-MiamiAdSchool Today I want to share some exciting news. After being a fan of the Miami Ad School and their incredibly talented alumni for many years – and after a few guest speaking and online courses at different schools, I am stoked and honored to announce that I am joining this amazing institution starting this coming quarter! The only fun twist, I will not be joining as a student. Instead, I’ll be on the other side of the class teaching – don’t like that word as much as sharing with my students my passion and what I’ve learned over the years in this business (you know that moment when you count years and realize how old you really are…) If you know me, you know about my passion and love for what I do and I can’t wait to spend some time with a classroom full of inspiring creative people. A special thank you to the wonderful faculty for being simply great! and to my good friend Juan. Oh, and if you’re registered for my class, get ready because it’s gonna be a fun one!


26
Sep 12

GQ + Gap

Here’s one for you gents! As a looong time GQ reader I am excited to announce that Gap and GQ are collaborating and launching an exclusive collection due to hit select stores tomorrow, September 27th. What type of collaboration you ask? Well, a collaboration including names like Todd Snyder, Ian Velardi, Mark McNairy, BLK DNM, Ovaldia & Sons and Saturdays NYC, named Best New Menswear Designers in America 2012. Whether you consider yourself a Fashion savvy man or not, this is a collection you should definitely check out! To my Miami friends, the collection will be available tomorrow at Aventura Mall and Lincoln Road Store. Don;t live in Miami? No prob, check available stores in your town using this Store Locator.


18
Sep 12

Brand New Conference 2012!

TheeBlog-BrandNewConference2012I’m back! As most of you know and probably noticed, things have been a bit slow around here since I was out of town, enjoying some much needed vacation. But don’t you think for a second that because I was traveling, business was not being take care of – in fact, I did my fare share of working, learning and preparing cool material to share. You see, part of this vacation was dedicated to what now has become a yearly tradition and must-attend event for me. I had the pleasure of attending the 2012 Brand New Conference and today, as it has become also customary, I want to share some of my photos and experiences, specially for those of you who were not able to attend. Now, let me begin by reiterating that this Branding conference is by far my favorite ‘Design-related’ event of the year. It always amazes, charges and inspires me -and everyone I’ve met- and I officially recommend it and suggest you attend next year’s to experience this amazing event first-hand. It is not every day that you can meet and spend an entire day with an eclectic and impressive group of Design masters such as Massimo Vignelli, Mike Rigby (Interbrand Australia), Howard Belk (Siegel+Belk), Aaron James Draplin (Draplin Design Co.), Simon Manchipp (Someone), Yolanda “Yo” Santosa (Ferroconcrete), Miles Newlyn and Yah-Leng Yu (Foreign Policy). Now, let me tell you some of my favorite moments… BUT before I get into that, I strongly recommend you purchase the lecture videos from this conference. It’s the only way you will really understand how awesome these conferences are!
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Jul 12

The Daily Glyph

TheeBlog-TheDailyGlyph-Launch Last week I announced a new project/site I’ve been arduously working on (HERE) and that has a very special meaning to me because it encompasses many of my passions including Typography, Lettering, Drawing and collaborating with other inspiring artists. Today, I am extremely excited to share with you the official launch of this new venture called The Daily Glyph and I want to personally invite you all to visit the site, browse all the submissions, soak in some inspiration and submit your work! :) The site already features amazing artists from all over the world but this is just the first step and as any other project and site out there, it needs some love. Join us, and help us spread the word!
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