This is a post that I blogged a while ago in an old blog… Just thought its worthy to repost it because it fits my situation quite well right now..
I keep asking myself if life can get any more interesting than this. There is a point in life that everything comes together in a good and in a bad way messing it up with all of your plans and sometimes even with your dreams. In most cases they can work out pretty well at the end but the final result seems to take forever to come. I keep wondering when exactly something really begins and when something really ends. Is there going to be an end where I begin? Or did something already began but I just don’t see it as a beginning?”
Ok, so this is probably one of the coolest store I have ever seen. The new Nike store in Tokyo, Japan shows a lot of creativity everywhere you look. They used running shoes in many different ways to decorate the store which makes it so unique. The whole design is gorgeous from the inside out. I think it was a great idea to display the shoes as art and as decoration and it’s quite inspirational.
This was a packaging project that I had to do for my packaging class. I decided to create a cookies package using typography only. I used different typefaces and I played quite a lot with them to get to the final result. And as I stated, “There is no better combination than cookies and milk”.
This week was my first week working at a really famous cupcake store here in Vancouver called “Cupcakes”. They have a tv show called “Cupcake Girls” and they are going to shoot a couple of episodes in my store. It’s been really tiring working for 7 hours serving cupcakes everyday but quite interesting because I get to see people from all over the world every single day. I must say that all the colours and the whole atmosphere in the store has been quite inspiring. It is a super cute store, full with creativity and it’s been a really nice experience.
Hey guys, I just want to apologize for not posting anything here for the past week. This month is my last month in school so i’ve been pretty busy lately and also I got to organize my brand new office. I spent the last 3 days painting, cleaning, working and organizing things in my apartment cuz my roommate got to leave to study interior design in Austria so I got to redecorate his old room. To inaugurate the new space I invited some friends who are also graphic designers to a night of painting and dancing in my place. I thought it would be a great opportunity to all of us to get together and to play with our creativity. The night was followed by painting, Wii dancing, lots of pizza, wine and even the neighbor’s dog running around. It was a great night and I would like to thank everybody that could make it. The artsy party was a success!
I’m really happy to say that today, August 24th, Twentyplusfour is completing its first week on the web and it already had 141 visits from Canada, Brazil, United States, Philippines, Czech Republic, Norway, France, Austria and Belgium. To all of you thank you so much for all of your support!!! I couldn’t be happier!! To show how much excited I am I decided to create a logo for twentyplusfour. I made it in four different colours so you guys can get to choose your favorite. Once again, thanks a lot for your visits and keep visiting twentyplusfour!
This was a school project for my typography class and it is one of my favorites. We needed to create a magazine spread and we were free to choose whatever subject we wanted since it involved typography. I love how typography can be incorporated in so many different ways, therefore, I started to research about typographic portraits. There are some really nice ones out there but I decided to take a risk and create a portrait myself. I must admit that it was quite challenging since this was my first time doing this and it took me quite a while to do it. I had a few moments of frustration because my computer crashed several times, it used to take forever to open this file and I just couldn’t stand looking at the portrait anymore. At the end I think the hard work really payed off because I was really satisfied with it and everybody loved it as well.
This is the website from the band whose music is in the Little Red Riding Hood video. I went to check them out and their music is really interesting. They are from Sweden and apparently everything started with a toy keyboard and from there they started creating their music. You can read some more about them on their website which is also quite cool. I love the colours and the illustrations. The buttons are quite different and also the icons like the ones for iTunes and Twitter.
This was the headline for a school project that I did about the Seattle Art Museum. The intention of this project was to develop a poster for a client of our choice and one essential requirement was that our poster needed to be inspired by a design style. I chose “SAM” as my potential client because I think Seattle has a lot to offer in terms of art and design and every time I go there I get really inspired. I studied architecture for a year and a half and Seattle’s architecture is quite beautiful. Therefore, I decided to do my poster inspired by the Bauhaus style. The Bauhaus style was most popular when the Bauhaus school was founded in 1919 until 1933. After the school getting closed by the Nazi government in 1933, this design style became really popular and it started to spread throughout other countries like the United States. The simplicity on this style is one of the characteristics that I personally like and it reflects the way I like to do my own designs.
This is another school project and we got to design a logo for this fictitious airline called “Bravo Air”. We were told that this company was sophisticated and that they offered great service at competitive prices. With that in mind I decided to design a very clean and simple logo that would illustrate the company’s qualities. My first thought was not to use a bird on my logo because lots of airlines do so but everything that I tried seemed not to work properly. I tried plenty of different options but at the end I gave up and I included the bird into my design and everything came together. I did change the bird quite a lot before I got to the final one. At the end, I was very pleased with the final result, specially because my logo was chosen by my classmates as one of the top three logos in my class. I guess giving the bird some chance wasn’t a bad idea eh?!
Malaria No More is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is determined to end malaria in Africa. Their objective is to distribute mosquito nets, medicines and sprays to the population so they can protect themselves from the mosquito. I’ve heard about Malaria No More a couple of times in the media so I decided to research a little bit about them and to use them as inspiration for one of my school projects. The objective of this project was to design a poster to an organization of our choice that could express what they do. Therefore, I’ve chosen Malaria No More because I know they are serious about what they do and their work have helped a lot of people. I did some research about past malaria campaigns and I decided to combine illustration (one of my passions) and typography to design my poster since I didn’t find anything like that. I was quite happy with the end result because the poster turned out the way I was expecting to and I got some really positive feedback from my teacher and my classmates. It was a lot of fun making the mosquito and the poster as a whole.