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Nov 14

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Raul Alejandro

TheeBlog_RaulAlejandro-Draw_ul It is no secret that I am a huge Type and Lettering geek. And as such, I make a point to always follow or connect with artists I admire and whose work continually inspire me. Raul Alejandro, also known as Draw_ul online is one of these artists, and since I’ve known him for a while, I invited him for a fun interview I want to share today. I’ve been connected with Raul via Instagram for a couple of years, and we’ve always exchanged messages or emails about his work, inspiration, and this interview as I’ve always wanted to share his work, his story and his impressive evolution as a lettering artist. If you are a Type geek like us, and even if you’re not, I am sure you will enjoy this interview and fall in love with his work. Enjoy!
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Aug 14

Brand New Conference 2014 – Armin Vit Q&A

TheeBlog_BrandNewConference2014QA In case you didn’t know yet, the fifth edition of Brand New Conference is going down September 25-26 in lovely Chicago. And as it is now tradition, I invited my bud Armin Vit to answer a couple of questions and give us a little preview of what to expect or what is going behind the scenes as most of us prepare our trips. We talked about why the conference moved to Chicago, the always great speaker roster, and the decision to make it a two-day event. Check it after the jump!
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Jun 14

MIA Sessions x Aaron Draplin

Today we’ll take a little break from World Cup related posts to enjoy a cool interview we recently had the pleasure of producing, featuring the one and only Aaron Draplin during his first ever visit to Miami. MIA Sessions is a local organization created to promote and support a creative community in Miami by generating inspiring content and organizing events (HERE). This interview is the first of many more to come, so please check it out and share it with your friends!


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Sep 13

Q&A Session: The Fashion Poet

TheeBlog-TheFashionPoet When we talk about Miami, most people immediately associate it with beautiful beaches, hot women, warm (or scorching) weather, food and nightlife. But there is so much more to Miami that most visitors, and even locals don’t know. We are an eclectic melting pot where creative, passionate dreamers and doers share ideas and collaborate on a daily basis. A hub for all things creative, inspired by the vast amount of mixing cultures and backgrounds. Today, I want to share a fun Q&A I had with my friend Annie Vasquez, who I can honestly say exemplifies perfectly all these Miami attributes and might be one of the hardest working women in Miami when it comes to Fashion. If you are from Miami, I am sure you know her or have met her, and if you are not, get to know her through this interview where we talk about Fashion, Miami and her new film, screening this weekend at the Miami Fashion Film Festival…
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Aug 13

Brand New Conference 2013 – Armin Vit Q&A

TheeBlog-BrandNewConference2013_interview The fourth edition of one of my favorite Design and Branding conferences (and you can quote me on that) is finally a couple of weeks away! Brand New Conference will take place in New York City this coming September 13th, and as always, it promises to be full of learning, inspiration, cool talented people and amazingness. And to keep the pre-conference Q&A tradition going strong, once again, I invited my friend Armin Vit, to answer a couple of questions and share some details about the planning,preparations and what to expect at this year’s conference. I am sure many of you are already booked and registered, but if you are not yet, do it! Trust me, it is that good.
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Aug 12

The making of ‘Hot Cakes’

TheeBlog-TheDarkness_HotCakes People usually ask what are the most important sources of inspiration and elements ‘creatives’ rely on when working on projects and I’ve always considered Music to be an essential tool. As a music lover I am stoked to share today’s post, featuring The Darkness, a british band that I’ve been a fan of since 2002, and their newest album called ‘Hot Cakes’. I had the great pleasure of chatting with Rob Chenery, Creative Director of London based agency TOURIST about the ‘making of’ the band’s provocative album cover. This one is a special Friday treat as we’ll enjoy some exclusive behind the scenes photos and the creative process behind this project. Happy Friday!
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Aug 12

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Calligraphuck

TheeBlog-Calligraphuck It may have not been proven yet, but I truly believe a unicorn is born every time beautiful lettering and letterpress printing combine. There’s something magical about the combination of these two passions of mine and today I want to share a project that recently made my day! Linus Boman – Calligraphuck is an extremely talented, Brisbane based Designer, Letterer and creator of the exquisitely profane letterpress cards I want to share with you today. I had the pleasure of e-meeting Linus and invited him to chat about his work and process behind it as well as his newest fund-based project combining his stunning calligraphy/lettering, letterpress printing and swear words. Check out this fun Q&A and learn more about his process, inspiration and of course, enjoy his work…
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Jun 12

THEE BLOG Q&A Sessions: Christian Helms

TheeBlog-ChristianHelms There are a few contemporary Designers who I can easily name as sources for inspiration, admiration and that have helped me directly or indirectly to become a better professional. Christian Helms is definitely one of them. I had the great pleasure of meeting Christian two years ago at a the 2010 Brand New Conference. Now, I must be honest and say that I was not too familiar with him and his work until that day, but after enjoying (and drooling over) his presentation and chatting for a while realizing how awesomely cool and down to earth he is, I became an instant fan whose been following his work closely ever since. I had mentioned to Christian that I would bother him someday for an interview to chat about his background, career and work… and well, that day finally came and I am extremely happy to share this amazingly inspiring interview with you today!
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Mar 12

THEE BLOG Q&A Sessions: Maria Carmel

TheeBlog-MariaCarmel Happy Friday! March is practically over, and to close the month with a bang I am stoked to introduce and share the latest addition to Thee Blog’s Interview series featuring my extremely talented and good friend, UK based Photographer, Maria Carmel. Maria’s enviable background and professional experience includes names like David LaChapelle, Russell James, Victoria’s Secret, a reality show and even Paula Abdul. Yup, imagine all the stories and gossip… After meeting her last year and learning more about her background, I had to bring her and share her inspiring stories as well as her fun, fresh, witty and awesome personality. Thank you again Maria for being such a great sport and sweetheart!
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Dec 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Debbie Millman

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Today is a very special day for THEE BLOG, this is our ‘500th POST’! and to celebrate this special achievement I am extremely happy and proud to share a celebratory and inspiring interview with one of my favorite Design icons and good friend, the one and only Debbie Millman. It’s been a long and arduous road so far, full of joy, inspiration, hard work and sacrifice but well, well worth it. Thanks to your love and support, this site has grown beyond my wildest expectations and to show my appreciation to you, I invited a true Design and Branding icon for a great interview I am sure you will enjoy and learn from. Thank You!
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Sep 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Sam Green

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It’s Friday! And man do I have a sweet treat for you. You might remember a previous post featuring the exquisite work of the incredibly talented, London based Illustrator Sam Green (HERE) Well, I recently had the pleasure of cyber-meeting Sam and talk about his work and recent projects. Being the big fan I am, I invited him to chat and answer a few questions about his work, inspiration, work process and recent post-earthquake trip to Japan which inspired his latest project, on sale now, benefiting the victims of this natural disaster. I am sure you’re going to enjoy his work and this interview as much as I did, and to sweeten the deal even more, I have a surprise! Sam donated a beautiful signed print to be auctioned, and one of you lucky readers is going to take it home and give it the love it deserves!
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Sep 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: NALDEN/WeTransfer

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We’ve all been there. Client asks you to email files so they can share it with their spouses and cats. Problem is, your files are too large to be emailed and you need to send them stat! Worry not friends, there’s an easy, sexy, cool and free way to get this done! It’s called WeTransfer and it rocks! To put it simple, it’s a file transfer site that allows you to email up to 2GB files FREE while providing a sweet dose of eye candy. I had the pleasure of virtually meeting Nalden, creator of WeTransfer not too long ago and because I LOVE his product so much and I recommend it to everyone I meet, I thought it would be a good idea to invite him and chat a bit about the inspiration behind the site, how it all works and why not, his world-domination goals and future projects.
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Aug 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Hydro74

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There are many different styles of illustration and design. Yes, we all know that… but there are only few ’signature styles’ strong enough to be recognized instantly wherever you might find them. Today’s guest is one of these amazingly talented artists whose intricate work is not only recognizable at first sight, but also deliciously crafted and inspiring. Today, I am proud and stoked to share a new Q&A Session featuring Joshua M. Smith aka HYDRO74. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and following Joshua’s work for quite some time and realized that the best way to showcase his work would be by inviting him to chat and share some of his secrets, inspiration and process behind his work and why not, a few personal anecdotes. But wait! That’s not it, as you might have heard or read, Joshua donated a few signed giveaway goodies. Check out the interview after the jump and what you’ll need to do to get some visual candy!
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Aug 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Maria Argüello

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We love apps! Specially when they can help us find the best bars, restaurants and events in town. And this is exactly what YELP does! Yelp is a social networking, user review, and local search website that has changed the way restaurants and patrons interact. I invited my good friend and Community Manager for Yelp Miami, Maria Argüello for a brief Q&A session. I’ve known Maria for over a year and have witnessed how she has helped Yelp Miami establish as a community nerve center and become the mecca thousands of yelpers in Miami, and surrounding areas, turn to share reviews, events and anecdotes. Considering the tremendous growth and popularity of Yelp’s website & app (more than 53 million monthly unique visitors as of late 2010!) I thought it would be a great idea to invite her to chat and share a few facts about social media, blogs, Yelp and of course, Miami.
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Aug 11

URep

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URep is a t-shirt brand and online community where artists and users can submit designs inspired by their hometown. URep-ers will vote for the best designs which are then printed and sold. But that’s not it! A portion of the sales of your winning design will also benefit a charity of your choice! Yes, this can count as your good deed for the month. I recently had the chance to chat with my friend Ramon Branger, Partner/CEO at The Alten Group and Digital Director for URep and ask him a few questions about this project…
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Jul 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Julian Van Mil

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Chasing Madoff is a film based on the book ‘No One Would Listen’ by Harry Markopolos, also known as the whistleblower of the now infamous Bernie Madoff scandal that shook the nation back in 2009, and it narrates the numerous twists, secrets, threats and corruption that made this story seem unreal. I had the pleasure of chatting about this film with Associate Producer, Director of Photography and good friend Julian Van Mil. This talented Toronto based motion graphics Artist and Commercial Director is part of the team behind this film and kindly accepted my invitation to talk about his role, work, projects and some interesting facts about the film. Check out this great interview, the film’s trailer as well as some samples of Julian’s work after the jump. Happy Friday!
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Jul 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Doug Wilson

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I know most of you have already seen the trailer for Linotype: The Film - hey! you may even remember finding out about it HERE. As a Typography and Letterpress lover, I have been following it for some time already and today I have a special treat I am excited and proud to share. During an event sponsored by Monotype last month in NYC, I had the great pleasure of meeting the film’s Director, Doug Wilson. Doug was one of the featured guest speakers, and being a fan of his work and project I had to invite him to be part of my Hall of Fame and share a few project insights as well as some juicy personal info. Thanks for everything Doug!
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Jun 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Art Streiber

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Today is a special day! I recently posted the amazing work of Art Streiber (here) and today I am extremely proud and static to share a very personal and inspiring interview with this extremely talented Photography legend. Art’s work has been featured in almost every magazine you can think of, he has photographed every celebrity in Hollywood and has worked with all major movie and television networks. Even if you’ve been living under a rock and are not familiar with his name, I am sure you’ll recognize his work from a movie poster, network show or magazine spread. I have always been a huge fan of his work, and having the honor and pleasure of meeting and interviewing him has been an unforgettable experience that I am sure you’ll enjoy as much as I did.
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Apr 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Fro Rojas

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I’ve had the chance of meeting fantastic and creative individuals over time, and it is always refreshing to know that we ‘creatives’ are pretty cool people! And to prove my point, today I want to share with you a brief interview I did with Miami based Director Fro Rojas, whose work ranges from great ad spots for AT&T and Ford, to lovely short films like his newest ‘WITH ME’. Fro shared some great insight and process behind his new project and proved that he is not only talented but a cool classy cat!
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Feb 11

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Armin Vit

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Welcome to 2011’s first TheeBlog Q&A Sessions! And today it’s a very special one to me, not only because my guest is an extremely talented and renown designer, writer and bad-ass design connoisseur, but also an important influence, source of inspiration and yes, one of the factors responsible for my decision to launch my own design blog. It is a pleasure and honor to have Armin Vit as a guest at my humble virtual home and I am sure you will enjoy this interview as much as I did!
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Nov 10

Brand New Conference. Almost there…

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As you probably already know, this coming Friday, November 5th, UnderConsideration’s Brand New Conference is taking place at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York City, and THEE BLOG will be there!!! The conference will focus on corporate Branding & Identity and includes lectures from amazing and inspiring professionals like Michael Bierut, Erik Spiekermann, Paula Scher and agencies like Wolff Olins, Studio Dumbar and more! Check out the whole lineup and a brief interview with the event’s organizer and UnderConsideration Principal, Armin Vit.
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Oct 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Locos Por Juana

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We all know the crucial role music plays in our lives. Whether you are a Photographer, Designer, Banker or Athlete, music has the ability to comfort, relax and inspire you! I couldn’t begin to imagine working without music blasting all day and lacking that important part of my creative process… This is why today’s Q&A Session is about music! As some of you might already know from my previous post (here) I had the pleasure of creating the new identity and working with one of Miami’s hottest bands, Locos Por Juana. Their music is creative, inspiring and contagious oh! and a must-see live show!!! Believe me, these guys know how to rock it!
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Jul 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: NEUARMY

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There are many artists I admire and have had the fortune of knowing whether on a colleague or friend level. The extremely talented Ryan Katrina, aka NEUARMY is one of them! His amazing work has been a great source of inspiration for me and for many other designers for years, and yes, it keeps getting better. Ryan was kind enough to take some time from his busy life to chat and answer a few questions about his work and thoughts. Check out his interview after the jump, I’m sure you will enjoy it. I know I did!
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Jun 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: Antigirl

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It’s Friday! And after a little hiatus due to a few projects I will be sharing soon, I am excited to introduce another episode of TheeBlog Q&A Sessions. I am always searching for new techniques and ways to interpret ideas or original artists that I can use as inspiration and Tiphanie Brooke aka Antigirl is definitely up there. This talented lady has an amazing unique style and her work, a crazy mix of screen prints, paintings, cutouts & hearts, will definitely get your creative juices going nuts!
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Apr 10

TheeBlog Q&A Sessions: ZSO

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It’s Friday Treat time! And today I am proud to share with you a more in-depth look at Sara Blake’s (ZSO) work. I had the great pleasure of meeting and interviewing her as part of TheeBlog Q&A Sessions and I’m delighted to share this interview, hoping it brightens up your Friday!
It surely did mine ;)
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