Posts tagged "Illustration"
Cruz Novillo’s matchboxes

Cruz Novillo’s matchboxes

More than many a present day graphic designer has confirmed that in a society unaccustomed to good examples of design and suffering a lack of education within the discipline, the first time design’s contribution to daily Spanish life was of note to them was with the Fósforos del Pirineo matchboxes that Pepe Cruz Novillo designed in 1968. This was a...
The pharmaceutical graphics of Enric Huguet

The pharmaceutical graphics of Enric Huguet

“A graphic designer is a poet and linguist of the visual images of the world. Poetry brings warmth and emotion to the message. The linguist logic introduces clarity through the correct articulation of the message. Every work must have emotion, feeling and clarity” said Enric Huguet in an interview with the Col.legi de Dissenyadors Gràfics...
Other bulls by Manolo Prieto

Other bulls by Manolo Prieto

June 16th 2012 marks the centenary of the birth of the graphic artist Manolo Prieto, author among many other works of the so popular silhouette of the Osborne bull. Manolo Prieto –artist, painter and illustrator as he liked to present himself– was born in El Puerto de Santa María (Cadiz, Spain) in 1912, the very...
Riera Rojas pen and ink sketches

Riera Rojas pen and ink sketches

Given his range of exceptional skills and talents, it is perhaps ironic that nowadays Roc Riera Rojas is one of the least well-known of Spain’s graphic design pioneers, despite the fact that his work is familiar to several generations of Spaniards. As a graphic artist, illustrator and painter, or painter, illustrator and graphic artist, or...
The press vignettes of Julián Santamaría

The press vignettes of Julián Santamaría

The vignettes created for magazines and newspapers in the 1970’s are an example of the many varied techniques of the designer Julián Santamaría. Santamaria used the forms, punctuation marks, ornamental frames and architectural symbols characteristic of dry transfer Letraset in collages, including his own photographs and illustrations to create a distinctive illustrative style with which...
'Plaquetas’: Ricard Giralt Miracle

‘Plaquetas’: Ricard Giralt Miracle

The ‘plaquetes’ were greetings cards created by the ‘Filograf’ studio of designer Ricard Giralt Miracle. Sent out between 1953 and 1989 at christmas, or in the summer, they represent the synthesis of Giralt Miracle’s graphic world; his most personal, and gratifying work. Employing texts by Cervantes, Dante Aligheri, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Maragall or Salvat Papasseit...