Happy New Year to the 3 of you who still visit this blog, and a Nobel prize to the guy who invented holidays, best winter treat if you can´t hibernate (sleeping 14 hours on Saturday doesn´t count). My first 2011 drawing illustrates the most original card I got. “La pastanaga 2011” (Catalan for carrot), from Xavi Clavijo, a super good designer, art director and friend. The carrot symbolizes resolutions: you write yours inside and hang it in a visible place to keep you going. My resolution is drawing one hour a day. Check the original card design in his blog: xclavijo
Getting cool things like that is the result of blind dating advertising art directors to team up. London headhunters coupled you to make sure you worked well with your team, before interviewing with ad shops. It was funny but fun. You found yourself inexplicably coming up with ideas with people you just met, working on scam ads, etc… And if the other one run off with a new copywriter you would never feel cheated. Xavi and I met like that in 2002. Being both Spanish, we were supposedly having more chances to team up well. But as good Spaniards, we spent more time having beers, while fighting on whatever, like on the rightness of nationalism. I know Xavi would prefer me to say he is Catalan. Sorry amic, you will have to stomach this, but I won´t. Ja!