There was a time, not so long ago - the airwaves sounded like ‘Las chicas son guerreras’ (‘Girls are Warriors’) - in which girls like Silvia Navarro and Carmen Martín, today’s captains of the Spanish handball team lacked female references. Times have changed and now they are the mirror in which thousands of girls can look at themselves.
Illustration, which so much has changed in recent times, has a space on Talento a bordo for both purist and modern illustrators. Get the best reporting along with in-depth interviews.
The Museo Nacional del Prado brings together the best collection of drawings by the Saragossa-born artist. In addition, next November it will open 'Only my strength of will remain', an exhibition showcasing more than 300 of Goya’s drawings that make up a chronological survey of the concerns of an artist who was not an indulgent observer but a major satirical and critical chronicler of a turbulent society.
Madrid illustrator Fernando Vicente is a household name in Spanish illustration, with a career spanning several decades. Winner of three Awards of Excellence from the Society for News Design, his latest effort is a tribute to New York City through some of the icons that are part of our collective imagination when it comes to The Big Apple.
For the second time, Taschen has reserved a place for María Herreros on the Olympus of illustration, among the 100 best artists in the world. Possessor of a distinct and unique style she defines as “empathetic and nervous”, she is also launching the book ‘Viva la dolce vita’, alongside Máximo Huerta.
Andrés Rábago wanders around discretely hidden behind the pseudonym El Roto: for many, the most clearheaded portrait painter in current society. Today, the illustrator is featured in the Museo Nacional del Prado with ‘One Cannot Watch’: a splendid exhibition inspired by the illustrations of Francisco de Goya.
Literature, illustration, painting—the boundaries between disciplines have never been an obstacle for the versatile Paula Bonet to express her inner world. The coming days she will be at the Eñe Festival, which occupies a special place in her heart, with her show 'Abrir la boca y decir lo nuestro' [Open our mouths and say our thing], in which painting and live poetry go hand in hand.
Borges and Bolaño are his great influences, but Aitor Sarabia’s field of action goes beyond literature. A creator above anything else, he’s a total artist that conjures up magic in his work, lending it a healing power. His latest book is a good example of this.
Núria Madrid’s work is an explosion of colours, textures and volumes, a playful display of movements and gears. The Barcelona illustrator gives her pieces personality and character, presenting, she says, complex concepts “in a fun way through illustration”. She defines herself as a designer and her works are indeed packed with design, but also very artful.
On 9 September a dream came true for Valencia. The World Design Organization (WDO) named the city World Design Capital 2022, a designation previously held by Lille, Seoul and Helsinki, among others.
Sanz i Vila
His illustrations have been featured in international television series, festival posters, beverage and furniture campaigns, and book covers. The iconography of the Alicante-born Sanz i Vila is part of a new graphic imaginary that creates a personal style to talk about issues that matter.
José Naranja is not a common artist, nor does he consider himself one. However, his illustrated notebooks are real works of art everybody wants. A pleasure for lovers of contemplation, calligraphy, and drawing.
Her name and work appears, both in Spain and abroad, on TV commercials, beverage and perfume packaging design, exhibition halls, art books, and fashion stores. And, of course, on Instagram. Coco Dávez’s artistic universe is expanding endlessly.
The Leon town of La Bañeza is fighting the exodus to big cities with street art. Every August, the town’s facades serve as a canvas for artists from all over the world participating in the Art Aero Rap festival.
With over 100.000 followers on Instagram and near 25.000 on Facebook, her fans discovered Elena Pancorbo’s art in the virtual realm. Publishing houses including Planeta, Penguin Random House, and Anaya have given it visibility in the real world.
We have a chat with Jorge Arévalo, without a doubt one of the most important illustrators in Spain today. Creative and multidisciplinary like no other, the Madrilenian combines his gorgeous illustrations with an analytical mentality and a great capacity to communicate, which he applies in projects for companies like BBVA and Cartier.