Madrid based graphic designer/illustrator Vicente García Morillo has a very unusual style. It’s a bit retro-inspired but there is something different going on that is definitely unique. It will be interesting to see where his work goes as his portfolio progresses.
Madrid based freelance illustrator and graphic artist Gary Fernández uses a muted color palette to create his organic retro/fashion inspired imagery. His work is absolutely striking in a gallery setting as can be seen at his website. Fernández is also the co-founder and of the T-shirt brand Velvet Banana.
Spanish design and branding studio Anagrama has added a lot of work to their portfolio since I last posted about them and browsed through their book. There is some excellent design and typography work coming out of this studio and picking through their projects will yield a heavy dose of inspiration.
Jorge León is a graphic designer based in Las Palmas GC, Spain. He loves what he does for a living and is currently seeking new project work. He has some nice work in his book not the least of which includes the album cover above for Tits Like Buffalos. I can personally guarantee that is probably the best band name you will hear today.
Spanish designer Fernando Suárez Carballo has a real love for graphic design and has consequently gathered some of his favorite examples from various agencies and designers in his Flickr pages. It’s a large archive and it’s brimming over with inspiration.
It was only a couple of months ago that I mentioned illustrator Ricardo Fumanal but he has been busy since. His already smooth fashion-related/inspired drawing work continues to get even silkier (great adjective that’s so rarely called for). Fumanal was ‘born in Huesca in 1984 and moved to London after cultivating his youthful spirit in Barcelona and Madrid’. Damn that sounds cool doesn’t it? I was born in Nebraska and cultivated my spirit (whatever the hell that means) in Denver, Colorado. It just doesn’t have the same ring to it does it? I spent a week in Barcelona and a couple of days in London a few months ago, and all I can think about is going back (any projects in London/Barcelona anyone?). Fumanal’s coolness translates into his work as it is expertly executed and manifested with a sensitivity to craft that maintains a dash of fine art (all kidding aside).
Photographer and visual artist Gustavo Lopez Mañas has been making some waves around the creative blogosphere lately with his cover and photo-art series titled ‘Avatars’ for Coilhouse Magazine. There is good cause for the buzz, as you can tell by browsing the image series as he managed to realize some beautiful images and elaborate costumes. You can view the entire series at Lopez’s Behance-folio.
Lopez was born and educated in Granada and awarded 2nd prize in the category of Music by the International Photography Awards in New York and took gold from the Lux Photography Awards in 2005 and 2008.
Barcelonian design agency Ruiz + Company have updated their website and portfolio. Choosing something from their body of work to represent them is nearly impossible. Every single project is impeccably produced and no-doubt analyzed and toiled over to the most minute detail. That is probably the reason for their long list of impressive awards that includes gold Clios, Gold from the New York Art Directors Club, Gold from the London International Advertising Awards and Silver from the Cannes International Advertising Festival. That is only a few of the awards they have won. If you are looking for some inspiration today, this will probably do the trick. Beautiful design. What are they putting in the water in Barcelona? I was just there, and I hope I brought some of whatever it is back with me.
Barcelona design agency Vasava has updated with what looks like a new website and several new examples of project work. I will be in Barcelona the week after next and I just cannot wait. I was thinking of dropping in on these guys and saying hello.
I think I may have written about the Spanish design firm, Medusa Team before in the past but I stumbled across their Behance and Flickr portfolios today and found a lot of fun and colorful work encompassing typography, design and illustration.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.