The TRUTH about the WAR on DRUGS

WAKE UP CALL!

Drug Policies must reduce harm not CAUSE IT.


Did you know? WAR ON DRUGS EDITION
Did you know that the United States of America has HIGHER levels of MARIJUANA use than the NETHERLANDS… where the drug is DE FACTO LEGALIZED!

Science show that the WAR on DRUGS DOES NOT WORK!

THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES: International Centre for Science in Drug Policy http://www.icsdp.org/

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Moda Hotel – Vancouver, BC

This is one of the reasons that I LOVE CANADA, SPECIALLY VANCOUVER…

Moda Hotel Mural TWO

Remi/Rough, Sueme, Joker & Kofie

Imported enamel Spray-paint & laytex on primed brick.

Executed from March 2-4, 2011

900 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9

and I were commissioned by Moda Hotel/Vancouver to produce

2 large scale murals for the exterior walls of their hotel and this would be #2. This was the larger of the two walls and a bit of a challenge due to the fire escape, so the mural was designed based on these obstacles. Scott Sueme managed the lower half of the wall as Remi/Rough took over the left side so Joker could merge the right side.

Many special thanks go out to the team at Montan Colors North America, Inc. for the paint sponsorship. The MTN94 and Alien paint supplies helped to keep the mural bright and cohesive and we can’t thank yall enough!

There were many photographers documenting the creation of both murals. here are some sets via Flickr to sort through and view the process.

S.Vegas Flickr Set

JDLaidlaw’s Flickr Set

Mike BAM!’s Flickr Set

Graffuturism Post

Juxtapoz Post

Geek Squad

The Geek Squad is a subsidiary of the Best Buy Company and is based in Richfield, Minnesota. Originally founded on June 16, 1994 by Robert Stephens. The company offers various computer-related services and accessories for residential and commercial clients. The Geek Squad provides services in-store, on-site, and over the Internet via remote access, and also provides 24-hour telephone and emergency on-site support.

Above you can see the creative work of their latest marketing campaign.

Agency: Miami Ad School, Madrid, Spain
Art Director: Santiago Cosme
Copywriter: Victor Javier Blanco

Le Weekend

The past week has been a very busy and crazy weekend. It started on Saturday 10 of July. My first road trip in a car to Amsterdam.

The occasion: mainly because of the 11 of July a friend of mine turned 25  and he (Zei)  wanted to do something special; watch the Final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa between Spain & Holland.

We truly believed that Holland was going to be the champions of the World Cup 2010, and since Amsterdam is closer to us it became a clear destination choice to celebrate Zei’s birthday and for more new adventures. At the same time  it was the second trip with my girlfriend and although we hardly had time to spend together I believe that it was an extremely inspiring adventure for both of us.

I have to admit that Amsterdam impressed me a lot. I have been in many cities around the World but I have never been in such inspiring place with so much craziness at the same time. Wherever you go, you can find a coffee shop near by, at the same time you can wander endlessly  admiring the interiors and the alleys of the street.

To be honest I could have spent a lot of time by myself  just walking and taking pictures of every little detail of the city, although I deeply know that I will be back to Amsterdam again.  From a marketing perspective its a  perfect city to open a business selling clothing, art and crafts, paintingss, and much more. I believe that I could also develop my music there (re mixes) and at the same time  reach  a broader  audience for SweMex.