Friday, October 28, 2011

Walter Murch at the Boston SuperMeet

A master class by Walter Murch. It's always great to see such talented people explain their working habits and tricks.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

American Apparel

The cold is back in Madrid and I needed a pullover. I was surfing the net and suddenly I remembered a store I once went last year when I was in Mexico. American Apparel. There is not in Madrid yet, just in Barcelona, but they have an online store so I entered in their web site and saw their factory. It's just amazing how well Americans sell their products. What else can be more now...and be happy. Of course I ended buying a pullover online.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Striped Riding Hood Coming Soon

My old buddy Ian Nose is working on something new. I hope he finishes this time!

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Room

Today, after some months living in Parque Polvoranca, Leganes with my cousin and her family I found a small nice room in Madrid, not far from Estrecho Metro station, so I picked up my suitcase and my bike and just move. I am going to miss living with Amaia her husband Jose and their children Carlota & Javier, they are crazier and funnier everyday. I really appreciate it how nice they have been with me all this years since I moved from my hometown to Madrid. But I thought it was time to find my way. I am going to continue visiting them  very often as they are so close.  Anyway, here a fast picture of my new room. 

Mental note: I have to go to Ikea to buy some sheets.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hands-On Rapid Innovation

Today I started a course organized by UPM, Hands-On Rapid Innovation with teachers Chris McCoy and Walter Foxworth. I believe is a good opportunity  to take projects from the past rethink them and come up with new stuff. Here the presentation video they send us.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Phil & Pat

The NBA lockout goes on. First two weeks of the competition have been suspended already. Anyway, I realized about the fact that Phil Jackson and Pat Rilley have won 16 NBA championships together and I decided to take some photoshop minutes to tribute them.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The American Propaganda Machinery

After last year’s David Fincher's most expensive and longest commercial ever: The Social Network. A two hour long movie about a guy who goes to Silicon Valley with a project of some kind of a social website that ended up becoming the project of his life and turning him into billionaire at the age of twenty two. A $50 million movie, dense in dialogue about a triumphal nerd that even it's making of feature echoes; "How did they ever make a Facebook movie?". WHY? Probably there are many reasons, but one of the biggest, I suppose, is this one: Done in California, with money from California. The message is clear, if you have a good idea, just come to California. This is the place. The message was clear and the movie was great and entertaining. Good job.

This Christmas, get ready for the inverse move. I was thinking on it since the moment I knew Fincher was directing an adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium best-seller trilogy. The films were adapted few years ago by a Swedish director. Then, why remaking them? I had some weird ideas in my head, but what you can read below confirms everything I was thinking on:

I'm considered as an expert in perversion but Larsson raised the bar very high with his trilogy
My movie's not pretty, it's brutal. And its violence totally makes sense in Sweden's immaculate landscape
Swedish society seems to be very tolerant and calm. But as soon as you dig beneath it, you find the dark side of the country. Dragon Tattoo succeeds in showing in what way fascism moved from the political sphere toward finance's.
- David Fincher

This is going to be probably the feel bad movie of the year that will make you hate Swedish socialism and society. I haven't seen the movie, of course. I desire to do so; Fincher is one of my all time favorite directors and one of the bests in his field. I guess the message once again is going to be straight to the head of the spectator: Sweden, a beautiful country; they have money and big companies around the world but what you didn't know and we are gonna tell you now is that they are fucking fascists. Again, a movie made in California, with money from California. Why the hell are they going to show Sweden as a paradise. America is a much better place, I guess.
And do you know what? I have been once in California just for ten days and I would love to go to back. I like the place, I like how they work and I like how they think and do things, from movies to hamburgers.
I guess The Propaganda works! People believes it and becomes a reality.
I have been in Sweden too; I like it so much, people is kind and everything is so organized and clean. Too cold for me maybe. I have a couple of good friends there. I hope to go back soon to visit them.

Anyway, this last David Fincher movie, only for how both trailers look, for sure it's going to be another gorgeous one.

P.S.: While I was writing this, a satire video from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, broadcasted on April 2009 came to my mind. Take a look a it. It's definitively hard to know what's the real thoughts of Americans about the socialist countries. All the same, the video is very funny. Here both parts.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Congratulations AARON!

Today we are introducing AHABI® to celebrate that AAANDNN's cofounder Aaron Busca has graduated in Telecommunications Engineering by Mondragon University this thrustday, having a mark of 9.2 over 10 in it's final project about embedded systems.
AHABI® is a division of AAANDNN focused on providing creative solutions based on hardware and software to solve problems in our own projects and translate this knowledge to our clients. We hope to make great things together in  AHABI and meet many great people in the road.

This marks the post number 100 in the Chronoblog. So congratulations to ourselves too!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

bye bye Steve

Steve Jobs passed away. It's so sad to think that he is not going to appear presenting all those pioneering products that year after year have revolutionized the consumer electronics business any more. Is hard to believe that he won't be in Cupertino thinking and working with his colleagues at Apple any more. That is pretty sad.

But, for the vast majority of us, that just know him from written media or have seen him on YouTube, is going to be specially weird not to have him some in a while around us. That small dose of Steve Jobs that feels so good to everyone, from the rich business man on Wall Street to the lazy student from wherever. The same way we won't have another Kubrick movie, the same way we won't have another Tezuka manga or another essay from Oteiza, we won't have any other Steve's state of the art keynote showing us his company's last creation. Getting used to that, is going to be weird.

However, Steve, as all great people do, has left a huge legacy behind him. Companies like Apple or Pixar have their roots in Steve's way of doing and he has become a model for hundreds of thousands entrepreneurs around the world. And that memory, will live forever.

Rest in peace Steve.

The video above is one of my favourites. It was year 1997 and Jobs was just back at Apple to rescue it from bankruptcy. And sure he did. Here the presentation of one of the best commercial campaigns ever  done in the computer industry: Think Different. It's just awesome how much you can learn from this guy.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


I have just take back the pencils (the digital ones) hoping to make something for real this time. When it's a long time that I don't draw, I get weird things like this. I didn't want to draw that but it has emerge from the blank canvas. What will it mean?