August 1, 2013
Nine years ago
Nine years ago a trio of recently graduated designers turned the switch on for the first version of the Golpeavisa site.
It was a fun and noisy mess of a website that swam against the current of fancy, first-world-wannabe aesthetics that permeated the mexican graphic design scene of the moment. It was ripe with urban imagery and language, luchadores,street food and double entendre jokes. It was mostly done as a way to show off our skills in web design, art direction and illustration, and it included the portfolio of the three original members. We didn’t expect what happened next.
What started out as a fun side project quickly exploded and took a life of it’s own. It introduced us to the international graphic design scene with a bang, and the e-mails and job proposals kept coming in. It eventually became a full time job and grew in complexity way too fast.
Adding good skills and a healthy work ethic to a mix of stubbornness and momentum, we’ve kept it alive and kicking for nine years.
After many changes, exits, hellos, goodbyes, movings, hangovers, and reflective introspection over a couple (of dozens) of beers, Golpeavisa stands proud in it’s headquarters in Cancún, a small albeit powerful design studio that looks back on a rich history that’s included amazing projects but, most important of all, the company of amazing people along the way.
If you’ve been here before, you can tell we’ve done some changes to the place. We felt a need to strip down, to get back to basics, to celebrate and honor nine years of hard work by letting it speak for itself. Also, we just felt we needed the makeover.
We’re glad you’ve made it here today, and if you’ve known us from the beginning, thanks for sticking around, we really appreciate it.
We’re called Golpeavisa, which roughly translated kind of means ‘Watch out, here we go!’. So there it is.