Lecture on Print Design and Illustration

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Part of the 2017 edition at The Tbilisi Photographt Festival, Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera gave a lecture at Fabrika about Vlisco's history and what being a designer for the brand means. 

Poster for breast cancer campaign, Brussels

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This is a poster that Gabriela Sanchez y Sanchez de la Barquera has made to participate in a campaign organized in Brussels. 

GSYSB aims to promote support and communication among women while and before facing the consequences of breast cancer. 

The poster has been published and exhibited at Seed Factory in Brussels, Belgium. 

The Hague University of Applied Sciences has invited GSYSB for a lecture and a round table participation

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Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera was guest speaker in the opening event of the annual design exhibition at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
The exhibition was held on 6th and 7th of April (IDE Expo 2017). There have been organised three separate events during the exhibition. The discussion panel was the opening under the title: "Make Design Great Again! 
During the session we discussed about 'Design' vocabulary that is continuously updated with new terms such as 'Design thinking', 'User Centered Design', 'Open Innovation', 'Sustainable Design', 'Multidisciplinary Design', 'Entrepreneurial Design', 'Green or Eco or Bio Design', 'Social Design' or 'Design Activism' which are meant to support the values and needs of our societies.
Similar to products, these design terms evolve through their life from infancy to maturity. While such design paradigms could transcend into awareness, everyday life practices or effective policies, they can also be misused as means of claiming authority or become devaluated as labels to enhance sales.

On April 6th GSYSB was invited to join the conversation to discuss this matter with students. During the presentation GSYSB shared:
- The story of her career path.
- Her experience in working with diverse types of clients or projects.
- Her professional engagement with the promise of these terms and if her experience of working in the design field matches the 'claim' in practice.

KoffietCacao issue nr.22 was launched during The Coffee Festival in Amsterdam with 4 GSYSB drawings in their cover!

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.
The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

The magazine KoffietCacao has collaborated with Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera to publish her drawings in four different covers. They launched the issue during the Coffee Festival in Amsterdam with a beaitiful stunning stand!

GSYSB coffee drawings in 4 different covers of KoffietCacao Magazine issue nr.22

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.
The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

The magazine KoffietCacao has collaborated with Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera to publish her drawings in four different covers. 

New interdisciplinary multicultural project!!!

Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera together with Didier Lebon have started multidisciplinary projects that connect different countries and institutions that aim to generate a positive impact in urban spaces and tackle social local challenges.

GSYSB new coffee exhibition in Mexico City !

This is a series of drawings touring around the world exhibiting in different coffee locations. Exhibiting till March 2017 at Alma Negra !!!

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.

The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

New exhibition in Paris at Lomi Coffee

This is a series of drawings touring around the world exhibiting in different coffee locations. Exhibiting at LOMI till April 2017 !

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.

The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

GSYSB gave a workshop to the Industrial Design Department at UNAM

Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera was invited to give a workshop with 12 students from different levels at Industrial Design, UNAM. 

It was an intensive course on identity within all creative industries, finding each student's talent and sharpening everybody's portfolio according to their wishes, skills and context.  

Some images of the last exhibition at La Cafeotheque in Paris

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses. 

The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

New coffee drawing honoring Bourbon Pointu from Reunion Island, a unique coffee story!

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.
The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

The collection has been exhibited at Reykjavik Roasters last September and soon will travel to Paris to La Cafeotheque and Cafe Lomi to stay till March 2017.

To see the whole series click HERE.

 

Upcoming exhibition in Paris!


La Cafeotheque Paris will be housing our COFFEE series from November 29th, 2016 till February 20th, 2017.

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.

The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

To see the complete series click HERE

Caffeine Magazine publishes GSYSB's illustrations

 

Caffeine magazine has included the series COFFEE in their issue #24.

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.

The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

For the whole series click HERE.

New drawing for series COFFEE.

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Winter is here and the coffee collection will soon be exhibited in Paris, this is a new member of the collection which brings good wishes for the coming cold months. 

This is an on-going series of drawings that wishes to honour coffee in all the senses.
The darkness and power of the beverage, its connection with earth, its history, its cultural force, the appreciation of its production, the importance of its producers and processes, its mysticism, the significance of the coffee ceremony, the fellowship between coffee enthusiasts, the passion of our baristas, and simply, the shared adoration for a coffee moment.

For the whole collection click HERE

Reporting about Dutch Design Week 2016 to Vocero magazine

Gabriela Sánchez y Sánchez de la Barquera has been reporting highlights from The Dutch Design Week 2016 to Vocero Magazine in Mexico. 

BART HESS
Bart Hess es único dentro del diseño holandés. Comenzó hace casi diez años y mantiene sus fascinaciones claras y su estética cada vez más afilada.

Bart trabaja con materiales, entiende las propiedades físicas y estéticas del componente que elige y lo manipula para obtener efectos que con procesos únicos resultan en superficies novedosas e intrigantes. Su portafolio incluye colaboraciones con grandes en fotografía, teatro, música y video.

Después de su estancia en Londres, Bart ha vuelto a su ciudad original, Eindhoven. Para la semana del diseño, ha decidido abrir las puertas de su nuevo estudio dentro del complejo NRE. Esta zona fue originalmente una planta de gas y energía pero desde hace algunos años se utiliza para exposiciones, espacios de trabajo para diseñadores y artistas, restaurantes y bares.

Bart, con su disposición invariablemente modesta, honesta y segura nos guía por su estudio. El espacio es impresionante. Con pocas alteraciones a su apariencia diaria,  Hess presenta sus videos dentro de cubículos metálicos alumbrados con luz blanca. Los experimentos en material están exhibidos a manera de laboratorio, sobre mesas de exploración. Los videos muestran sus estudios en vidrio, imanes, cera, látex. Las mesas exponen sus indagaciones en plástico termo formado, ensayos en estructuras de cordones en combinación con látex y pelo. En repisas negras cuelgan sus colecciones textiles. La estética es limpia y obscura.  Para finalizar subimos al tapanco a observar su proyecto textil en goma color piel, transformado en una cama.  Desde ahí observamos en el centro del espacio a doble altura, los restos de un performance que realizó: la escultura en cera de una mujer. Ambas piezas al final nos dejan ver un flanco romántico en el trabajo y personalidad del artista. La visita es realmente un acceso al  “mundo Bart Hess”.

MODE BELOFTE
Mode Belofte es una exposición que se ha llevado a cabo ya en diferentes años durante la semana del diseño en Holanda. Significa “Promesa de moda” y muestra una selección de graduados internacionales en licenciatura y maestría de diseño de moda.

La exposición de este año se titula Adaptive Travelers y funciona como metáfora de la urgencia humana de movimiento. La tendencia de revolución, desarrollo, mejoría eterna de herramientas, invasión de espacios y re-invención de lo conocido y de uno mismo.

Los curadores son Niek Pulles y Harm Rensink y como es su estilo, esta edición nuevamente sorprende con la intervención de un sitio inesperado. 

De Bijenkorf (la tienda departamental más importante y exclusiva en Los Países Bajos) impone la bienvenida desde que se abren sus puertas de vidrio. Un pasaje que simula el progreso de un viajero dentro de un aeropuerto nos lleva de la calle, hasta la exposición en el backstage del ultimo piso de la tienda departamental. La intervención del duo Pulles y Rensink es espectacular.

Las piezas de moda, el sonido y la iluminación están montadas siguiendo el plano de una pista de aterrizaje. Al fondo, aviones salen y entran de la pista.

Evidentemente la selección de diseño refiere al concepto inicial de transformación, viaje y utilería. Esa obviedad junto con el riesgo a caer en una estética demasiado improvisada y la falta de detalles en las prendas y los maniquíes se podría cuestionar. Sin embargo, al salir de la exposición, el lujo de encontrarse en una terraza inmensa normalmente inaccesible, en pleno centro de Eindhoven, nos deja concluir inmediatamente que Niek y Harm hicieron un buen trabajo. 

MARTEN&VISSER
En el edificio Veem, anteriormente parte del complejo de Philips, el estudio de diseño Martens&Visser presenta Reflecting Holons.

Una familia de objetos giratorios y colgantes que con un sistema simple a base de tiras de plástico, refractan y reflejan una luz inquietante aunque conocida.

Parecen burbujas de jabón que capturan luz y brillan simultáneamente. Los cuerpos bailan pausadamente pero sus elementos giran con agilidad.

La instalación se exhibe en el ultimo piso aun sin remodelar del edificio. Vidrios estrellados con una reparación temporal, pintura descarapelada en las paredes y concreto expuesto permiten a estos seres exóticos relucir.

El total es verdaderamente místico y atrayente. El paso del tiempo en la contemplación se refracta con la belleza del movimiento y la transformación de las formas.