Our Artists & Collaborators

ACHOPISTACHO
ARTEFACTO MADRID
BAKEA
CRANIO DESIGN
DÍAZ-FAES
GERMÁN TORRES
LA PENDEJA
LAWERTA
MALMÖ ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
MARÍA YSASI
MARTHA RIVAS
NURIA RIAZA
PABLO LACRUZ
SANZ I VILA
SANDRA ROJO
VEKTORAMA


ACHOPISTACHO

Achopistacho is an alias for all Dani Blanc's illustrations. This young artist from Extremadura, Spain has developed the current Notebook cover. His illustrations are filled with lots of elements and simple style figures, characterized by the use of vivid colors and gifted with several humor references.

Dani studied Graphic Design in Sevilla, and although he has always dedicated to illustration, he currently works in 2D animation too.

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ARTEFACTO MADRID

Santiago Carbonari and Franco Donati, where born in Rosario, Argentina and they're currently living in Madrid, Spain. They are both behind the project Artefacto Madrid. They understand beauty in straight relationship with the Kitsch and Camp movement, highlighting nature's artificiality and seeking a surreal atmosphere, impregnating their work with Rococó or Pop iconography colors.

They currently travel through forgotten antiquarians, searching for little porcelain treasures, once they have them on their workshop, they get clean, restored and printed with their illustrations.

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BAKEA

Juan Carlos Paz, also known as BAKEA, is a Spanish illustrator and sculptor who combines digital design, illustration and photography to create an original work where characters are the main ingredient. After studying in Segovia he moved to Madrid, where he worked as an Artistic Manager in BBDO.

On Spring 2010 something hatched in his head creating a new genre of creatures: threw-eyed monsters, taxidermy in pastel colors... An unequivocally pop version from a Natural History Museum at a parallel universe.

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CRANIO DESIGN

Cranio Dsgn is a vectorial illustrator and graphic designer who loves to vectorize, design, create, experience and to transmit through his illustrations his personal hobbies.

This illustrator from Valencia, Spain, has previously worked in several agencies and design studios, but he is currently working as a freelance for magazines, fashion brands and a big amount of different clients, while he develops personal projects and expositions when time allows him to.

He has worked for well-named clients such as Warner Bros, Nike, Red Bull, GQ, Newsweek, ESPN, M&C Saatchi or Yorokobu among others.

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DÍAZ-FAES

Juan Díaz-Faes is an illustrator from Oviedo, Spain. He currently lives in Madrid where he works as a freelance since 2011 and where he is attending a course about creative process. Degreed in Fine Arts, his work usually tends to have a heavy narrative and graphic meaning.

Díaz-Faes usually collaborates with well-named Spanish magazines such as Yorokobu or Ling. In the past years he has specialized in developing patterns for several fashion brands. Juan works also teaching illustration in small workshops, for the IED Institute or the artistic online platform Domestika.

Díaz-Faes draws, eats and smiles in equal proportion, and if he stops doing stuff, he gets bored.

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GERMÁN TORRES

Germán is part from La Trastería, a small craft workshop that offers illustration and design services. They're specialized in developing amazing characters and creatures. Thanks to this type of work they get lots of fresh and dynamic projects. If you get to know them a little, you'll figure out they've got predilection for "monsters".

Workshop and Studio at the same time, both parts combined allow them to fulfill their main objetive: Move current illustration and design to crafted printing.

So, be ware! They've got a workshop full of monsters, and they won't hesitate to used them!

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LA PENDEJA

Nuria Aparicio is "La Pendeja", a cartoonist who loves to illustrate, animate, sew or design characters. She began her career in animation studies and, after some years giving life to lots of cartoons, she decided to lead her own new adventure.

Nuria has work on the publishing world for some time now, where you can find her illustrations in several stories from children's literature.

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LAWERTA

Lawerta is a Valencian illustrator. After working for several years in Design Studios and Advertising Agencies, he decided to illustrate on his own. His style is simple and colorful, drinking from diverse sources like music or football.

Traditional illustration, digital techniques, lettering, characters ... any excuse is a good one to start drawing.

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MALMÖ ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN

Malmö is an illustration and design studio born last 2011 by J. Ángel and María. They love what they do, design, draw, work, communicate and to think outside the box... they always end with really unique results. J. Ángel and María always start their creative projects with pencil and paper.

Every new project is a challenge to obtain the best result for both of them. Malmö always try to fit the client's necessity, designing full color or thinking how to get the most out of two inks. This curious and charming couple can't avoid learning always new techniques and ways to work with.

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MARÍA YSASI

María Ysasi is a pattern-specialized designer. She has mostly work at the fashion sector for several Spanish fashion brands.

There more she works, there more marker-pens and notebooks get over her table. María dedicates all the time she can to draw and try new techniques. Her stoke is imperfect but cheerful, and always full of color. She feels very happy with a blank canvas in front of her, excited for painting it with her flowers and plants, that can be printed on any surface, like for example a notebook!

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MARTHA RIVAS

Martha Rivas is an illustrator from Madrid. She is addicted to books and getting into trouble. Martha usually illustrates, animates and draws comics full of characters and vibrant colors. Co-founder of the publishing festival Grapa 10 and the publishing house Atunconpan, where she combines the edition of fanzines and art books.

In addition to her work as an illustrator Martha does talks and workshops related to desktop publishing and illustration too. She currently teaches illustration classes in IED and collects silly gifs.

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NURIA RIAZA

Nuria Riaza grew up among the brushes and paintings of her father, and like every 90's child, under the influence of characters like Xuxa Park, the Spice Girls, X-Files ... She was always a weird girl, who preferred more reading and drawing than to practice ballet.

After lots of drawings, she found her perfect graphic weapon: the Bic Crystal Blue ballpoint pen. Nuria gets inspired from old family pictures and cinema. She usually takes the characters out of the context, slicing them as if they were collages, to remix them later with photorealistic elements. Nuria's work moves between the fields of textile, editorial and advertising illustration.

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PABLO LACRUZ

Pablo Lacruz is party, music and fun. Pablo is rock and roll. His graphic style is a love declaration for typography, printing and graphic design. He usually plays with the superposition of inks and color masses, creating a silkscreen effect.

Among the outstanding works of this illustrator from Alicante, we can find posters and vinyl covers. Much of his work includes some of the pleasures of life, illustrated with a sixties style.

Pablo siempre da una vuelta de tuerca a sus ilustraciones; añadiendo un guiño humorístico y un toque personal a sus trabajos, pero sin perder la cabeza ni el buen gusto.

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SANZ I VILA

Pau Sanz i Vila is an illustrator from Alicante, Spain, who's identity is based in using just three different colors (blue, pink and yellow) with a personal style close to some Pop references. In its work regular objects, persons or places are represented, resuming his own experiences and adventures.

Author of books like "Triamor", or "Los novios de Gael", his work has been represented in several Art expositions like ARCO, and it's permanently present in several galleries all around Spain.

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SANDRA ROJO

Sandra Rojo has been a photographer for more than ten years. She has specialized in architecture and interior design, product and lifestyle. She has also been working for five years on a personal project called "The Domo Project" which aims to show the private spaces of artists, entrepreneurs and creative minds.

In her spare time she travels to bring parts of the world into his camera.

“Photographing is the way to make beautiful things last in time”.

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VEKTORAMA

Lu is also known as Vektorama and she is a graphic artist from Barcelona, Spain, specialized in vector design. She started her professional career in Madrid, where she had the chance to work as a visual designer on an interactive environment for more than 6 years.

This illustration maniac is always seeking for new ways and techniques to explore her profession, in which she has been awarded for several times.

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