Meet artist Wenceslao Almazan a.k.a “Wences” he discribes himself as a 34.87 year old boy. He is a talented, award winning freelance graphic designer currently residing in Washington D.C. ( places lived studied & worked : Mexico, New York, Connecticut, & D.C. )
He studied graphic design at Universidad del Valle in Mexico City. He is skilled & experienced in : editorial work, branding, posters, web design, and animation. He is currently working with threadless.com an awesome website that supports upcomming artists & their original work, mostly in the form of graphic t shirts. The tees are original works of art for incredibly reasonable prices. To view more shirts by Mr. “Wences” go to this link : http://www.threadless.com/profile/668239/walmazan
He’s a jack of all designing trades, but his true passion is freehand work, particularly character design, along with some 3D animation. Not only that he is also the co-creator of a Central and Latin American licensing brand named Luchones (luchones.com) Based around cool characters whose inspiration was Mexican Lucha Libre.
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“Mexican Style” bwah! lmao Oh it is to laugh! More like “sorta, kinda, barely Mexican style”, more like Tex Mex style/ MexFusion .
It’s this kind of media that perpetuates ignorant stereotypes and false facts. This is how faux Mexican culture or fusion Mexican culture becomes what some people believe to be 100% authentic. True Mexican food aficionados, people who grew up on the real deal, laugh at these tacos. To them this is junk food/fast food/snacks & some even refuse to eat them. Just like some non Mexican families might use these kind of tacos to have a “taco” night for the novelty factor , real Mexican families would treat these tacos the same way. They’d be something like having a hamburger or hot dogs. Just a quick & easy weekday dinner idea.
REAL TACOS LOOK LIKE THIS
Cardinal rule of good authentic tacos, you DON’T start with prefried shells. Speaking of shells, the corn’s all wrong too because traditional tortillas don’t look like that even after being fried. Another thing, Just because you’re Mexican doesn’t mean you have a sombrero on hand, What da?! I’m Mexican, have ZERO sombreros at my home & have never seen a single sombrero at the home of any of my Mexican friends or relatives. Yes there are those who like to collect traditional items and decorate their home with them, but seriously you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who’s got a sombrero on hand in the same & unbelievable fashion show here.
“Genius Mexican Style”? That’s our genius? We’re ingenious when the situation is taco related??! Also why must our folklore be desecrated! I’m tired of hearing “El Jarabe Tapatio” or ” La Bamba”(note the latter used in this ad) to represent all of us and in such a stereotypical & homogeneous manner. Our music is significant, symbolic, and representative of each different region of our country. They associate the dessert & adobe houses with all Mexicans, maybe that’s what el Paso looks like, but not Mexico. For example, La Bamba which they thought fit the mood for this commercial, comes from the state of Veracruz. Veracruz is Mexico’s oldest and largest port , it’s renowned for it’s beaches & fishing industry. I can assure you that when a true Mexican especially a Veracruzano hears “La Bamba” he doesn’t picture a place like the one in the commercial.
PEE WEE (IRVIN SALINAS) = SINGER.
Major sexy factor= it’s all about the baby face
RAFAEL “Rafa” MARQUEZ =Soccer Player (Mexican league, national team captain, Spanish League :Barcelona)
Major sexy factor?= Rafa is the strong silent type.
AARON DIAZ= ACTOR, model
Major sexy factor= gallant prince charming type presence & air about him.
Francisco “Kikin” Fonseca= Soccer player (National team, Portuguese League, Currently with Mexican Leauge: Team Tigres)
Major sexy factor= Super Sweet & always all smiles. Has that ruggedly handsome look going on
Imanol Landeta =Singer/Actor
Major Sexy factor= gorgeous eyes constantly filled with a pure & intense gaze,
possesses a youthful, caring personality.
GUILLERMO “MEMO” OCHOA =soccer player (National team Goal keeper, Mexican league: Team America )
Major sexy factor: The ability to stay cool under pressure.
LUIS ANGEL LANDIN = SOCCER PLAYER (National team, Mexican league, MLS: Houston Dynamo)
Major sexy factor: his flirty playful smile, & amazing acrobatics he loves to do on the field when celebrating a goal.
Francisco “Paco” Palencia= Soccer Player (Mexican leauge, National team, MLS, Currently with Mexican League : Team Pumas)
Major sexy factor: He has this whole Aztec prince look going on with that gorgeous long hair of his.
KUNO BECKER = Actor
Major Sexy factor: A bad boy/preppy kinda vibe going on.
EDUARDO VERASTEGUI= ACTOR/MODEL
Major sexy factor: Devastating good looks & all he is still the most humble & down to earth guy.
Very funny commercial here’s the translation in case you don’t speak Spanish
Wife: Can you handle it? ( the groceries)
Wife: Hey , did you notice the chocolate ?
Husband: (nervously) Uh… No.. Wha.. what about it?
Wife: It comes granulated now. Isn’t that great?!
Husband : Aww man what dummy I was.
* The joke is, chocolate usually comes in tablets so he thought he broke the chocolate =P Silly guy.