About: (Est. 1968) “Gala TV is a Mexican television network owned by Televisa. Originating at XEQ-TV in Mexico City, the network is distributed throughout Mexico through affiliates. […] The Gala TV schedule features mainly reruns of major Mexican telenovelas, reruns of Televisa series, soccer and lucha libre.” It was formerly called Galavision. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ed.’s Notes: This is not to be confused with the U.S. version of Galavision, covered here. It is also not to be confused with a subtle, sophisticated logo. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
Select quote: (translated with Google from Televisa press release) “This development will also be reflected in the new logo graphic image GalaTV that integrates three key areas: one stylized G comes from Galavision, its former name, a number 9 the channel in which currently airs in several cities, and range of colors representing the color bar television and dynamic and lively spirit of the new proposal, as well as a mosaic of colors that are a reflection of our spirit.”
This Friday is all about food and chefs and restaurants. So come on in and please wait to be seated.
Simplicity is the theme of today’s likes.
The first Friday Likes of the year come from Canada, The Netherlands, and Mexico and provide a good mix of lighthearted and serious and hand-made and computer-made.
I like it when commonalities emerge between Friday Likes. This time we have lots of black and white and lots of circles from Spain, Mexico, and Russia.
After doing Friday Likes for 12 weeks now, I am amazed at how much international work I end up choosing. It’s not even on purpose. Today we have kids toys from Russia, on-air type stylings from Italy via Argentina, and spicy delights from Mexico.
Once again, plenty of international work with a bit of packaging thrown in for a good time.
Some international flavor this week, with work from Mexico, Spain, and Estados Unidos. Don’t forget to click on the “More” links to see all the work.
A couple of weeks ago we reported on the package redesign of Mexican beer, Indio. The design credit was attributed to Mexico City-based Olabuenaga Chemistri but that was incorrect, they are the local advertising agency that did the roll-out. For the record, the proper credit goes to London-based Bulletproof. Official project description and images included in this post.
First brewed in 1893 and originally named Cerveza Cuauhtémoc after the sixteenth-century Mexican emperor, Indio, as it quickly became called by consumers and renamed as such in 1905, is a dark (and super tasty) beer produced by Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, part of global brewery Heineken. This week Indio introduced a new logo and packaging designed by
Mexico City-based Olabuenaga Chemistri London-based Bulletproof.
Launched in 1983 TV Azteca is the second largest television network in Mexico with two main channels Azteca 13 and Azteca 7, with the latter being the “funner” channel, mainly by carrying The Simpsons. This past February, Azteca 7 launched a new logo and look. A few color variations and speech bubble configurations are shown here.
Puerto Vallarta, on a beautiful beach on the Pacific Ocean and Mexico´s second largest tourist destination, has recently undergone a repositioning in response to the changing face of tourism to Mexico. Designed by Puerto Vallarta based Mijo! Brands, “The new identity communicates the attributes which the destination promotes to differentiate itself from a growing list of national destinations competing for a diminishing market share.”
Established in 1890 with the launch of its first beer brand, Carta Blanca, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma brewery is one of Mexico’s main breweries along with its competitor Grupo Modelo, makers of the famous Corona beer. Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma’s greatest hits include Tecate, Sol, Carta Blanca, and, probably the most well known in the U.S., Dos Equis (thank you most interesting man in the world). They also produce some of my favorite Mexican beers, Bohemia, Noche Buena, and Indio — as well as some undrinkable stuff like Coors Light and Tecate Light. To commemorate its 120th anniversary and its recent acquisition by Heineken International, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma introduced a new logo.
Established in 1966 as Grupo Editorial Expansión (Editorial Group Expansión), this Mexican media organization launched its first eponymous magazine, Expansión, in 1968, which has been in circulation, covering business news, for 42 years. Since then, it has introduced 18 more magazine into the Mexican market, including American imports like Travel + Leisure, InStyle, and Elle, along with more local and upscale fare. It also counts with an online presence in the form of a CNN business portal called CNNExpansión and a few other entertainment and lifestyle sites. In 2005 Group Editorial Expansión was acquired by none other than the grandaddy of media organizations, TimeWarner. At the end of June, Grupo Editorial Expansión dropped “Editorial” from its name — to Grupo Expansión — and introduced a new logo created by Ideograma, an identity firm located in Cuernavaca, just a few miles outside Mexico City.