Posts Tagged: branding

Fake Architecture News?

A few weeks ago, I received a curious e-mail from someone representing “a digital marketing agency currently working with a leading architecture and design firm.” They wrote to inquire if I, as the proprietor of this architecture blog, would be

Fake Architecture News?

A few weeks ago, I received a curious e-mail from someone representing “a digital marketing agency currently working with a leading architecture and design firm.” They wrote to inquire if I, as the proprietor of this architecture blog, would be

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto / Architectural Criticism and the Public Image of the Architect

[English text follows below] [una versión previa de este texto ha sido presentada en un simposio de la ETSAB y publicada en Palimpsesto 13] La crítica arquitectónica y la imagen del arquitecto La imagen importa más que nunca. En la sociedad

The Barcelona Brand

Barcelona is the sixth most powerful urban brand in the world, according to a report published today in The Guardian, after Seoul, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles (Madrid came in 12th, for those who like to keep score

The Barcelona Brand

Barcelona is the sixth most powerful urban brand in the world, according to a report published today in The Guardian, after Seoul, Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles (Madrid came in 12th, for those who like to keep score

Everything is Art

ARCO art fair, Madrid. In September 2012, the fiscally and socially retrograde People’s Party governing Spain raised the value-added tax on most items to 21%, breaking one of its most-repeated election promises and causing damage to a culture industry already battered

Everything is Art

ARCO art fair, Madrid. In September 2012, the fiscally and socially retrograde People’s Party governing Spain raised the value-added tax on most items to 21%, breaking one of its most-repeated election promises and causing damage to a culture industry already battered

Power, Corruption and Architecture

Photo courtesy ElMundo.com Transparency International released its annual report some weeks ago, and this year’s corruption perception index, which ranks 177 countries from least to most corrupt, lists Spain as having dropped from position 30 to 40. In just one year. Yes, you

Power, Corruption and Architecture

Photo courtesy ElMundo.com Transparency International released its annual report some weeks ago, and this year’s corruption perception index, which ranks 177 countries from least to most corrupt, lists Spain as having dropped from position 30 to 40. In just one year. Yes, you

Pseudo-Choice

Potato chips, or crisps, come in a fantastic panoply of artificial flavors. BBQ, Ketchup, or “regular” are standards the world over. Then there are also what we might call “regional” chip flavors, such as wasabe in Japan, Dijon mustard in

Pseudo-Choice

Potato chips, or crisps, come in a fantastic panoply of artificial flavors. BBQ, Ketchup, or “regular” are standards the world over. Then there are also what we might call “regional” chip flavors, such as wasabe in Japan, Dijon mustard in

Not So Different

“Spain is Different” was a tourism campaign slogan coined in the mid-1960s by dictator Francisco Franco’s Ministry of Information and Tourism (!), when it was headed by the late Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a man who would transform into a democrat decades later

Not So Different

“Spain is Different” was a tourism campaign slogan coined in the mid-1960s by dictator Francisco Franco’s Ministry of Information and Tourism (!), when it was headed by the late Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a man who would transform into a democrat decades later