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Portrait of José Antonio Giménez
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José Antonio Giménez
Title:
Ave, Caesar, Morituri Te Salutant
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The values and sensations that used to be conveyed through the physical characteristics of the medium should not be replaced by a void now.
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Portrait of André Ricard
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André Ricard
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From the Useful-object to the Object-tool
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Freed from its functional responsibility, useful-objects appear as single-useful formal phenomena whose morphology is used to express a particular message.
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Main illustration of the article What is Southern design?
Author:
Kevin Murray
Title:
What is Southern design?
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Conventionally, design is a form of development that trickles down from the North to the South. But the strength of tradition in Southern cultures provides rich resources.
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Portrait of Jorge Luis Muñoz
Author:
Jorge Luis Muñoz
Title:
What is social design?
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Design's social impact is a research area not covered enough by designers.
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Portrait of Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Author:
Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Title:
Design and intelligence development
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Human beings are born with several potentialities marked by genetics; nevertheless, today we know that we can develop some others through certain stimulus, like design.
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Portrait of Julio Broca
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Julio Broca
Title:
Image as idea, graphic and message
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What is an image? How is it conceived? How is it part of a message?
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
Author:
Norberto Chaves
Title:
Design and message credibility
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Communicates' design as a mean to the conquest of plausibility: sender and referent transparency.
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Main illustration of the article Kusi Kusi: Identity as a (regrettable) ‘State affair’
Author:
Victor Garcia
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Kusi Kusi: Identity as a (regrettable) ‘State affair’
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A recognized puppet theater from Lima, multi-award winning internationally, active for half a century, is claiming against Channel 7 TV Perust for usurping their brand.
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Main illustration of the article Design on the Edge
Author:
Victor Garcia
Title:
Design on the Edge
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Marcos García is a talented Argentinean graphic designer and illustrator who uses cutter instead of pencil to produce his amazing designs.
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Portrait of Lorena Garcia Hidalgo
Author:
Lorena Garcia Hidalgo
Title:
Why Does the Client Think Different?
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When a client rejects our work is usually because we do not take their opinion into account. We think that it is only us, the designers, who have the knowlegde.
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Main illustration of the article Forum, “Fuero” and “Foras”!
Author:
Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
Forum, “Fuero” and “Foras”!
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On the shared construction of a design without geographical, academic or professional boundaries.
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Portrait of Jorge Del Toro
Author:
Jorge Del Toro
Title:
Creating Emotional Ties with Customers
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Companies should do more for their customers: they should establish an emotional connection.
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Main illustration of the article Posada Beyond La Catrina
Author:
Carla Santana
Title:
Posada Beyond La Catrina
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A century since his death, José Guadalupe Posada left a wide heritage, not only engravings and skull, but he was a pioneer of editorial and graphic design in México.
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Portrait of Pau De Riba
Author:
Pau De Riba
Title:
Reality of «Reality»
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Missing the authenticity of pre-marketing, we have created an equally artificial aesthetic of tradition and handicrafts.
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Main illustration of the article Are we destined to fail as entrepreneurs?
Author:
Marco Rinaldi
Title:
Are we destined to fail as entrepreneurs?
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The growing number of creative professionals that venture into entrepreneurship raises doubts and concern.
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