Campus Party Europe.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza will be heading the area of Creativity at Campus Party Europe.
Quoted from the official website:
"Technology, creativity and digital culture.
The Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation presents in Madrid from 14th – 18th April, and during the Spanish Presidency of the European Union, Campus Party Europe: a special edition of what is considered the biggest event for technology, creativity and digital culture online in the world. For four days, 800 young people from each of the 27 member states of the EU will participate in activities such as conferences, workshops and challenges centred around three knowledge areas: Science, Digital Creativity and Innovation."
More information at:
Website of Campus Party Europe
December 1 - 5, 2009
Potenza International Film Festival.
Branding Kosovo wins a BEST OPERA PRIMA DOC award in the official section of the International Documentary Section of the Potenza International Film Festival. The director, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, will be there to talk about the film and many new projects that are in production at the moment. I'd love to see you there!
Website of the Potenza Film Fest
August 3 - 9, 2009
Kosovo International Documentary and Short Film Festival.
A year and a half after my visit to Kosovo I will be back for the screening of "Branding Kosovo", a documentary about the creation of the symbols that represent the identity of The Republic of Kosovo; the state flag and the anthem.
I'm very curious to see the reactions of the local audience to the film.
The festival directors seem to have liked it because the whole special section of the festival about Kosovo has been named after my film, "Branding Kosovo".
If you are thinking of going to Dokufest get in touch with me through my email!
the website of Dokufest
at Campus Party 2008.
very happy to begin the summer in Valencia trying to engage with an audience
of more than 6000 people. I'm ready to blow everyone's mind!
Party is recognized as the biggest electronic entertainment event on-line
in the world. An annual event which has taken place since 1997, that gathers
thousands of participants together with their computers from all over
Spain and other nations.
the website of Campus Party
pictures from the event in Flickr:
Forum Santander Cards
Banco Santander. Madrid, Spain
will be speaking at the Financial City of Banco Santander
in Madrid to a truly global auditorium of selected marketing executives
of the Bank on the subject of innovative Card Design. This is part of
an ongoing collaboration with Banco Santander that will put innovation
very high in their agenda.
N'Dour starts Birima.
has been a pleasure to see from first row the starting of Birima, the
microcredit program created by celebrated senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour
Benetton is a major contributor to this program and through them I was
involved in the shooting of a videoclip in Goree Island (directed by Babak
Payami) and afterwards in the press conference were the project was presented
to the media. I was also responsable for the visuals and the VJing for
the concert offered by Youssou N'Dour after the press conference.
about Birima and apply for a microcredit
01- March 02, 2008
Shiodomeitalia Creative Center,
travelling exhibition hits Japan.
A new opportunity for more people to see the work.
19 - November 11, 2007
Shanghai Art Museum, China
Yeux Ouverts, the exhibition showcasing the work of FABRICA curated by
Marie-Laure Jousset, Head of the Centre Pompidou’s Design Department
travels to China and with it goes some of my video work which is in display
in the show.
Print, video, interactive, industrial design all done by the "fabricanti"
researchers since the creation of FABRICA in 1994.
5- July 15 2007
Triennale di Milano, Italy
have some video artwork on display on
the new exhibition of Fabrica curated by the Centre George Pompidou for
the Triennale di Milano 2007.
6 - November 6, 2006
apart" a video artwork created together with musician Carlos Campos
will be part of the exhibition FABRICA: Les yeux ouverts at the Centre
Pompidou. See you there!
is a publication coedited by Violeta Lópiz, Jesús Feijo
and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza. It strives to rethink and question everything
that surrounds us, to invent our own language and to share it with all
our friends. Please join us and print your publication at our first presentation
in Madrid at Casa Prestada on the evening of September 23. Following our
presentation there will be a performance by Isidro Ferrer so you can't
miss this event!
screening at the Instituto Cervantes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Hurtado de Mendoza, representing the duo inDaga was invited for a video
screening held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in
New Mexico (USA) within the exhibition "Territorios / Sense of Place".
A very special microdocumentary on the city, "the ABQ RIDE",
was shot in just 24 hours and premiered the day after portraying the punk
music scene of the so-called Duke City.
show at Clandestino Festival. Museum of World Culture, Göteborg,
the ongoing experimental audiovisual project of Carlos Campos and Diego
Hurtado de Mendoza hit Gothemburg for a 40 minutes live show at the Världskulturmusset
in Göteborg, Sweden.
Live video and audio show about the corrosion of character and the consecuences
of work in the neocapitalistic market.
JAE, Jóvenes Arquitectos de España.
The exhibition on "Young Architects of Spain" curated by Jesús Mª Aparicio Guisado and co-curated by Jesús Donaire continues travelling and now, after it's openings in Madrid and Columbia University in the USA, hits Belgium. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza directed and produced all the audiovisual branding for this exhibition.
More information and video at:
Branding Kosovo wins "Opera Prima Doc" award at the Potenza International Film Festival 2009.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza received the award for best "Opera Prima" at the Potenza International Film Festival 2009 for his documentary "Branding Kosovo".
More information at:
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza joins Eyeworks - Cuatro Cabezas as advertising director.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza now rides with Cuatro Cabezas Films, a leading production company with offices in Madrid, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Los Ángeles.
Stay tuned for more information soon.
Smart Designs: Business Cards.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza's work in the field of business card making has been extensibly recognized by Pie Books (Japan) in their new book "Smart Designs".
the website of Pie Books
DOCUMENTA MADRID 09
Madrid International Documentary Festival.
Branding Kosovo a documentary film by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza is premiering on May 8th at the Princesa Cinemas in downtown Madrid.
Details of the screening can be found here:
Branding Kosovo / Documenta Madrid 09
More information on the film will be updated regularly on the film's website:
Exactly one year after Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia FABRICA presents "Branding Kosovo" a 48 minutes documentary by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza.
Branding Kosovo is the story of the birth of a country, The Republic of Kosovo told through the creation of its state symbols.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza travelled to Prishtina to follow the international constest for the flag and the anthem of Kosovo and proposes a personal new way of looking at the complexities behind this new European identity.
What is the best combination of colors, shapes, melodies and rhythms to define Kosovo?
Find the answers from the people directly responsible for the resulting symbols; rappers, composers, designers, politicians, UN special envoys, ex-snippers and many more.
Watch the trailer of Branding Kosovo here
Official website with pictures and more news available soon!
Designs from Portugal (Hard cover + DVD)
Pepin Press (Author: Diego Hurtado de Mendoza)
2004 I decided to take a break from my normal life in Madrid and left
for Portugal to find answers to many vital
questions that haunted me. The time that I spent there, mainly in Lisbon,
became a crucial one in my existence, helping me define some of the ideals
that have guided me ever since.
This book was born as a way to create a permanent bond with the country
that had given me so much. It's my own way of saying "thank you"
and trying to give something back to the portuguese.
Obviously this is all disguised as a book on graphic design that should,
in reality, be helpful to designers, architects and anyone interested
in learning about these aspects of Portuguese culture.
The book includes a prologue writen by Dr. Paulo Henriques, then Director
of the National Museum of Tile of Portugal.
this book online at Amazon
F - Graphic Design from Spain
edition of the Annuary of Graphic Design
F, the 6th edition of the Annuary of Graphic Design from Spain.
For the second year in a row my work has been selected and published in
this huge book.
Find out more about in the publisher's website:
- nominated at the XXI edition of "Premios de Urbanismo, Arquitectura
y Obra Pública 2006"
series of exhibitions on Architecture ABIERTO, curated by estudio.entresitio
for the COAM Fundation, have been awarded with a mention in the Research
and Communications of Urbanism and Architecture category in the Awards
of Urbanism, Architecture and Public Construction 2006 arranged by the
City Council of Madrid.
I share their joy as I was involved in the project as responsible for
all the image of the shows as well as the DVD publication.
the Benetton research centre on communications.
Hurtado de Mendoza has been awarded with a scholarship to the video and
film department at FABRICA in Treviso, Italy.
My role in the department will be to create experimental artwork.
Stay tuned throught this exciting year as I unveil my future projects.
E - Graphic Design from Spain
E has already been published and it's available at any bookstore or through
the internet. Flip through it's pages to get a feeling for what's graphic
design like in sunny Spain.
Four pieces of my latest work are shown including work for the Compañía
Nacional de Danza, the photographer Raúl Belinchón, the
painter José Talavera and the meetings on Architecture named brevencuentro.
Art Direction for Compañía Nacional de Danza (National Dance Company of Spain)
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the CND under the direction of choreographer Nacho Duato the dance company chose Diego Hurtado de Mendoza to conceive a book celebrating their immense contribution to spanish culture. "A look inside" is a 200 page hardcover book featuring photographs by Fernando Marcos, Michael Slobodian, Jesús Vallinas, etc., and text by Delfín Colomé, Carmen del Val or Omar Khan.
Check the teaser video for the book: Making of the CND 20th Anniversary book
Telecinco launches "El poder de la gente" a nationwide campaign directed by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza.
Telecinco just launched a new pro-social campaign called "The power of people".
Director Diego Hurtado de Mendoza was chosen by advertising agency LOLA to direct these ten spots.
The spots cover initiatives such as urban gardening, car sharing, time banks and more.
Check the whole project and submit your ideas at: www.elpoderdelagente.es
Compañía Nacional de Danza. CND
Being back in Madrid gives me the great chance to get back to work with the National Dance Company headed by choreographer and artistic director Nacho Duato.
The challenge is to explore new ways to communicate dance.
Many lines of investigation are open in this moment and a big book is on it's way.
Below you can see an example of a non-figurative way to represent moments in a choreography.
Website of the CND
WEBSITE FOR PHOTOGRAPHER RAÚL BELINCHÓN
The latest collaboration between Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and award-winning photographer Raúl Belinchón is now online.
Raúl Belinchon's site is fully dynamic and is directly managed by the photographer himself. The design is part of the whole identity of Raúl Belinchón curated by DHM.
LOGOS 4 (Die Gestalten Verlag)
German publisher is about to release the fourth edition of their reknown
"Los Logos" series this September, this is what they say about
the book: "This authoratitive compendium is the largest volume to
date showcasing a collection of over 5,000 examples of stylistic approaches
by designers from around the globe by bourgeoning design talent and once
again offering an essential resource for all designers".
I'm very happy to know that some of the logos that I have designed in
the last year are included in this publication.
Made in Spain
IndexBook. Barcelona, Spain
the website of the publisher:
"This book is a compilation of the best examples of editorial design
in Spain. Catalogues, newspapers, magazines, books and covers done by
73 of the best studios in our country".
can check my work in this publication.
accepted the invitation from Versus to work on a visual essay inspired
by the theme “Contradictions United” for the Autumn/Winter
2007 issue. Contributors:
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, Pia Knight, Natalie Ashman, Julia Pleschke,
Marian Grabmayer, Karol De Rueda Leal, Nobuhisa Ishizuka, Matt Prins,
Andy Rementer, Elizabeth Cretney.
71. Welcome to Vörland
new issue of COLORS magazine will be presented on the Triennale di Milano
on June 14th
in an event with U.S. ex Vice President Al Gore.
This new issue has been conceived and art directed by three "maestros":
Cosimo Bizzarri, Scott Heinrich and Patrick Waterhouse.
I have been lucky enough to work with them providing design and ideas
on this unique issue.
Find out more about Vörland here:
fashion designer Amelie Marciasini and myself will be representing Fabrica
in Beijing during the launch of the 70th issue of Colors Magazine.
This issue has been photographed and directed by two lovely chinese artists;
Chen Jiaojiao and Peng Yangjun.
Amelie and I will be meeting many interesting characters as part of the
research for an upcoming project.
Find out more about this issue of Colors and the two young chinese photographers
that did it all:
Daniel Gil 2006- Diseño editorial
jury of the Daniel Gil Awards for editorial design have selected my work
for the collection of books on architecture "brevencuentro"
in the category of Cover Design.
This is an enormous honor as this award is the most respected in the field
of editorial design in Spain.
been commissioned to direct a set of idents to help create a strong visual
identity for esMadrid TV, a new TV station owned by the City Council of
Madrid with the sole objective of promoting the image of this city.
I have had the honor of directing the dancer Ana Gonzaga in the first
two spots shot in HD.
Please tune in to esMadrid TV to find out about everything that's going
on in Mad Madrid. As we say here: "Madrid kills me!"
Check out the TV live on the internet: