I recently started collaborating with the Chilean website Catálogodiseño (Designcatalogue). The first one was a report of our participation with I Saw The Future at Designersblock 2014 (link to post in Spanish) and more recently a small series of interviews to some of my fellow designers whom I had the chance to share with the last two years in London.
The focus of these written pieces is to unveil part of the motivations and interests I consider to be key for their identity as designers. Each interview is made in English and it has tailored questions according to the designer, I then translate the piece to Spanish and Catalogodiseño publishes them on their website.
I will publish each one of these interviews in English in my blog in case you don't read Spanish : ) and the link to the published version in Spanish. It has been a lot of fun so far, I hope you enjoy them!
Last year (2013) in May I had the chance to present this exciting project at Nissan Design Europe as part of the MA Textile Futures (now Material Futures) course. I wasn't able to upload it before because of the privacy agreement but finally here it is.
The name of the project was Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends and the idea was, as the name indicates, to explore the emerging behaviours and scenarios in cities that are now witnessing accelerated growth.
Fulfiling a personal fascination with spies I chose Moscow between three cities (Lagos, Nairobi and Moscow) and you can see the results here.
El año pasado (2013) en mayo tuve la oportunidad de presentar este interesante proyecto en las oficinas de Nissan Design Europe como parte del MA Textile Futures (ahora Material Futures). No podía publicarlo antes por motivos de privacidad pero finalmente acá está.
El nombre del proyecto era Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends (Ciudades emergentes / Tendencias Emergentes) y la idea era, tal como el nombre lo indica, explorar los patrones de comportamiento y contextos emergentes en ciudades que presencian un crecimiento acelerado.
Satisfaciendo una fascinación personal con los espías escogí Moscú entre tres ciudades (Lagos, Nairobi y Moscú) y los resultados los pueden ver acá.
I have received several requests to upload the timelines of my project. I developed these two timelines when I was mapping out the information at the beginning of the project.
There was so much information that I decided the only way I could understand it was to turn it into a timeline, then that timeline became two and that is how I was able to identify some common things across history that I wanted to use for the project. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions about them (also if you need them in higher resolution for your blog, projects or press purposes).
Feel free to use them and remember to credit them properly!
I have the honor to present the beautiful logo design the Chilean studio Comunas Unidas did for my project.
"A geometric grid able to generate multiple combinations from the movement of vertices and axes"
Beautiful and simple for effective results. This logo is used in printed material but should work for animation and moving image as well. Thanks again to Manuel and Myrna and to all of you who don't know their work please have a look at their website, you will be delighted.