Tag Archives: Barcelona

Last Chance To See Brangulí Barcelona 1909-1945 At The CCCB

4 Nov

 

One of the most amazing photo exhibits  I have seen this year has to be the exhibition at the CCCB  “Brangulí Barcelona 1909-1945” currently in its final week.  Make sure to stop by this weekend in order to witness the connection between Past and Present day Barcelona in an exhibit specifically designed for Barcelona lovers.

TIP: The CCCB is FREE on Sundays From 3PM- 8pm

The show which is devoted to the work of Barcelona-born Josep Brangulí, a  photojournalist whose keen eye was able to capture  some of the best images reflecting the major social, urban and industrial transformations to affect Barcelona between 1909 and 1945. The show is the first retrospective of Brangulí’s work which consists some 300 photographs and original printed material of the time.

The exhibition, curated by the photographers Valentín Vallhonrat and Rafael Levenfeld,  reflects the diversity and the thematic approach of the photographer’s work, centering on topics such as The Tragic Week, Life Before The Republic, The Royal Family at the 1929 Universal Exhibition,  The Fira de Barcelona Trade Fair & The  Post-War years. The one thing that is striking is the way history repeats itself; one can’t help to notice the similarities between the disgruntled workers back at the turn of the century to the modern-day “Indignados” which have Occupied Plaza Catalunya this year.

Josep Brangulí was the first in a line of photographers, in which he was joined by his sons, Joaquim and Xavier, the three of them working together under a single name. The archive was purchased from the Brangulí family by the Generalitat in 1992 and deposited in the Arxiu Nacional de Catalunya. The Archive contains almost a million negatives signed by the name Brangulí, of which approximately half a million can be attributed to Josep. It also contains miscellaneous publications and materials of the time.

If you are in Barcelona make sure not to miss this exhibit which contains a look into Barcelona’s turbulent pass and creates a better understanding of the city and its character.

 

CCCB – Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona – Montalegre, 5 – 08001 Barcelona – Tel. 93 306 41 00 – Fax 93 306 41 01 – global@cccb.org

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Barcelona Design Week 2011

17 Oct

 

The Barcelona Design Festival is a major event that seeks to place Barcelona as an international design capital. This festival includes two epicentres of activity: the FADfest as the starting point, and the Barcelona Design Week as the closing event.

These two events will be linked together over time by a multitude of activities, exhibitions and tours to enjoy design in the city. Exhibitions, prizes, debates, congress, ideas and parties create a programme with more than 60 activities.
For More Information : BCN DESIGN FESTIVAL

La Foto Del Dia

17 Sep

Torre Agbar"Photo By David Naveira

On my way home this week I was biking up diagonal and came across the Torre Agbar.

 

For more information on the building click HERE

The Barcelona Poetry Festival May 11-17 2011

11 May

Get your culture on at various points of the city, as the Barcelona Poetry Festival kicks of its 27th year. From May 11th  until May 17th.

By promoting the art of language and presenting both new and established poets this festival is a must for anyone looking for a rhyme that does not include the words Barca in a battle call being chanted by 1.5 million futbol fans.

 For more information on the festival click HERE .

BAR_celona: LEXINGTON

6 May

With a following of 30-something creative types; Lexington Bar-Cafe has become the place to stop in for an after work drink, or a quick bite with friends. With an interior  that would make Don Draper proud, the bar boasts some great vintage furniture which give Lexington it’s hip MAD MEN feel.

On any given evening the music plays softly as portfolios, macbooks, and cocktails share table space in a bar which enjoys an endless parade of locals who,  like well dressed moths,  flock to a fabulous flame.

Serving both a lunch and a dinner Menu, Lexington is well-known for their burgers and club sandwiches with a great small dining room hidden in the back of the cafe. The space is a perfect option when celebrating a birthday or gathering a large group of friends.

The Price: $10-$30

The Vibe: Retro cool, relaxed atmosphere

The Scene: Neighborhood Locals, Creative Directors, Graphic Designers, Musicians, Bloggers , Social Media Directors & anyone with a smart phone.

 

 

C/ Muntaner, 108
08036 Barcelona
934 513 267
Metro: Provença

 

*Photos by: Jordi Carrasco

Language School Recaps Barcelona In 2 min

23 Feb

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Making the rounds on Tumblr, this video short film directed by Gustav Johansson and produced by Camp David shows off the aspects of what most people who arrive in Barcelona for the first time experience. 

…sure it leaves out the beer vendors in Plaza Catalunya, the drunken stumble home from the Raval at 6am and the naked man who parades down the Barceloneta with only a tattooed speedo.  But all in all, it does a great job of capturing the energy of a city constantly in motion.

This beautifully edited  three-part series (Beijing, London, Barcelona) titled “Live The Language”  was commissioned by the Language school -EF and  is a great example of advertising done properly.

Credits:

Commercial for EF Language Schools.

Directed by Gustav Johansson
D.P: Niklas Johansson
Typography: Albin Holmqvist
Music: Magnus Lidehäll
Produced at Camp David

Backstage At The Brandery

29 Jan

Picking up where Bread & Butter left off, The Brandery in Barcelona, has become one of the most important furban fashion trade shows, held twice a year in the FIRA BARCELONA. Now in its fourth edition- The brandery has evolved steadily into a more grown up event connecting buyers with new and emerging brands. An event which brings together the industry’s leading professional for three days of fashion shows, panel discussions, and the latest in retail trends.

This year we saw a tighter version of the show,  with more booths and a steady stream of visitors- it was evident in the increase of  buzz between buyers and brand representatives. Catering to fashionistas, trend forecasters and magazine editors, this show is injecting a much need energy into the Fashion industry in Barcelona. Keeping the well-heeled masses up to speed on retail merchandising and technology the Brandery is the starting point for any brand looking to break into the Spanish market.

For this edition the Brandery erected a three storied catwalk in the center of the pavilion and sent models down the runway dressed in Custo Barcelona, Salsa, Phard & Calvin Klien to name a few. I went backstage in order to photograph some of the models before hitting the catwalk. While normal backstage areas tend to be awash with frantic energy, this backstage was more relaxed atmosphere with models hanging out and chatting; reflecting the laid back unpretentious tone of this show as well as the city.

For more information on the Brandery visit www.thebrandery.com

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