Meet Alex Izaguirre, aka MAMÚT, a graphic designer and illustrator

📸: Photo provided by Eddie Urrutia

What’s a project you’re working on and how can our readers help you with it?

I am currently working on Dogfish Head’s tART Series! I was beyond honored to be selected to illustrate and design four cans for this series. The response has been amazing and it’s been great working with them.

Currently, you can find Dragonfruit Salad on tap and in cans, and the next release is coming up June 11th for Florida Peach Marmalade.

How does Miami help you do what you do or influence your work?

Before becoming a graphic artist, I was very involved in the music scene. I played in a couple of bands in the early 2000’s, and hung out when not playing. I got to meet a lot of people in the industry, from musicians, to producers and promoters. Naturally, that’s what got me started making album covers, posters and logos for local musicians. It’s definitely still one of my favorite things to work on as it somehow keeps me attached to the scene.

Wax poetic for a minute and tell us: what brings you most alive about this city?

The mix of cultures and what that brings: music, art, food and dialect. Can’t complain about our weather either! I’ve traveled a lot through the U.S. and outside, there is nothing that compares to Miami. I’ve witnessed this city’s cultural growth over the years and it shows no signs of stopping which is exciting.

What’s your favorite Miami memory?

There are many, but it’s probably the Heat’s first championship in 2006.

If you could eat only one meal from a local restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Empanada de Pabellón from Doggi’s Arepa Bar! Though after probably the third day my body would hate me.

Outside of the obvious stop above, share your other top destinations for where you’d go on your perfect Miami day.

I would probably start at Black Point Marina for lunch, stop by Sweat and get some records and finish off at Dogfish Head for brews and music.

What’s your favorite local social media account to follow and why?

Gotta be @onlyindade. If you need to explain Miami to anyone who hasn’t been here, just send that link — though it may make them scared to come.

If you could give any one piece of advice to locals, what would it be?

Put the phone down while you drive, please!

What’s an unpopular opinion you have about the city?

Sorry, but the beaches here are not all that.

What are you looking forward to this year?

I’m looking to keep growing as an artist and getting more exciting opportunities. Other than that, I’m looking forward to finally getting back to attending concerts and fests — I have some amazing ones lined up!

Join Dogfish Head Miami in celebrating the release of Florida Peach Marmalade! This Saturday, from 12 p.m. to close, the brewery will celebrate with a lineup of activities and fun partnerships — think artisan marmalades, live entertainment, a “Just Peachy Brewhouse Tour & Florida Peach Marmalade Chat,” special pairing menus and more. Florida Peach Marmalade is a sour ale brewed with Florida peaches, lemon zest, vanilla beans and nutmeg.

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