In addition to continuing our work at Katie Barcelona Design, we have a new budding project we want to share. We’ve relocated to Ensenada, Baja California, about 1.5 hours south of San Diego just over the border. A lot of folks know Ensenada as a booze cruise destination for fratty spring breakers. While it’s that too, it’s also getting international attention for its gastronomy and viticulture scenes. That’s right, Mexico produces wine, and turns out it’s pretty damn delicious. We want to spread the word by opening a boutique hotel in Mexico’s wine country for curious people who like good wine and pretty sunsets.
Right now we’re looking to secure our second round of funding, and our aim is to open by early to mid 2019. Learn more about our project and how to get involved by checking out our new website: holabaja.mx.
Get a taste of what’s to come: introducing part one, two, three, four, and five of Barcelona by Barcelona, featured on Medium this month. Barcelona by Barcelona will be a printed short book documenting five profiles of Barcelona residents in the food or beverage industry. Each profile includes a portrait, narrative introduction, transcript from an interview, and finally a tangential Barcelona recommendation by Katie Barcelona inspired by their perspective. These five profiles are the heart of the project, but there are also various tips, tricks, recipes, and local flavors dispersed throughout the booklet. See project here, and fill out our contact form below to get your very own.
A long time coming, the new and improved Katie Barcelona Design website is finally live. Huge thanks to Justin Korn and Josh Visick at KornDev for making the process so smooth.
After a year of construction and restoration, yök is finally open for business! And so is the website. Katie Barcelona Design was lucky enough to test out yök’s accommodations first hand and is pleased to report that all expectations were not only met but exceeded. Congratulations co-founders Petz and Mari for creating a uniquely Barcelona experience for visitors. We highly recommend a stay at yök for all you travelers Barcelona-bound.
The Luxe Project is a design initiative that teams creatives with Luxe by MOO – and helps good causes as well. Designs are showcased for limited time, with 100% of net proceeds going to the designer’s charity of choice. KBD was asked to contribute a series of cards to the project, among the ranks of other contributors such as Debbie Millman, Sean Adams, Sagmeister & Walsh, and Jessica Hische. Our designs were inspired by Katie’s lifelong passion for travel. KBD stumbled upon a box of vintage cigarette papers in a flea market in Barcelona, then transformed them into greeting business cards. See full project here.
The FPO Awards is a judged competition organized by UnderConsideration, celebrating the best print work from around the world during 2012 – 13. The FPO Awards reward the most successful combinations of design and print production. We are thrilled to announce that the paper promotion we did for Mohawk Fine Paper, entitled The Story of Enve + Lope, was awarded in this prestigious design competition.
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinary and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and 10 graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. Katie will join the ranks of the school’s internationally acclaimed adjunct faculty to teach Graphic Design to third year students.
Our work for L’Artusi Restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village has been nominated for a James Beard Award for Graphic Excellence. Pellegrino Artusi was the author of the famous Italian cookbook La Scienza in Cucina e l’Arte di Mangiare Bene (The Science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well). Writing only two decades after the unification of Italy, Artusi was the first to include recipes from all the different regions of Italy in a single cookbook. He is often credited with establishing a truly national Italian cuisine for the first time. L’Artusi Restaurant opened in Manhattan late 2008 and strives to pay homage to Artusi by reuniting Italian cuisine once again.