Author Archives: Rafael Esquer

To end Saint Valentine’s week, we present a selection of 14 posters that Alfalfa Studio designed for Amphibian Stage. For the last 13 years, our studio has been creating theater posters for this Fort Worth-based theatre company to represent dramas, comedies and everything in between. Every season, we launch a campaign consisting of approximately 7 […]

Art inspires, intrigues, confronts, comforts, sparks, and speaks. Today’s post presents a monumental art piece that started a meaningful conversation between a political artist, a ghettoized community—where the intervention happened—, and the society at large. The place? Cairo, Egypt. The artist? eL Seed. The French/Tunisian artist became interested in the Arabic language in his teens […]

No one can doubt that one of the most beautiful things in the world are flowers. Their colors, smells, textures, forms, and shapes have been an endless source of inspiration among cultures, across generations, and creative disciplines. Can you think the art world without flowers? Would van Gogh, O’Keefe, or Monet be household names without […]

By now, most of us have heard the name Guillermo del Toro. He’s a Mexican filmmaker, novelist, screenwriter, and producer who is best known for critically acclaimed films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Devil’s Backbone, and most recently The Shape of Water. I’m not going to lie I’m a huge fan of Mr. del Toro. As […]

The Make America Great Hat vs the Pussyhat; The Women’s March in Washington; Hurricane Harvey hits Texas and Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico; the #MeToo movement; The California’s wildfires and the earthquakes in Mexico; Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sets auction records sold at $450.3 million while millions of refugees flee their countries; a historic […]

One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was my visit to the Design Museum. I had the chance to see the 62 nominees for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award as well as voting for my favorites on each of the six categories. Housed in the stunning museum, the exhibition is arranged thematically […]

For centuries, Mexico has been a fertile ground for the arts. From fine art to film and from literature to architecture, the country keeps on producing unmatched talent. Today, I’d like to introduce one of the leading artists of the new generation of Mexican painters: Eugenio Ortiz Bretón. Multitude, Solitude, and Truth is the name […]

Founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is recognized as the premier ensemble theater in the world. To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, they created a collection of 40 beautiful posters. Ogilvy & Matter Chicago was in charge of the project. The agency assembled 40 of the world’s best graphic […]

Migration is a phenomenon that has existed for millennia. Humans, as well as animals, are forced to migrate to escape difficult situations. To leave everything behind is not an easy choice or even a choice for most. Immigrants flee wars, inhumane conditions, lack of opportunity, forced labor camps, hunger, discrimination, and other unfathomable situations. Swiss animator Fabio Friedli created […]