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Javier Mariscal

  • Javier Mariscal © Vicent Bosch / EL MUNDO

    Javier Mariscal © Vicent Bosch / EL MUNDO






Date of birth

Feb 9, 1950

"Painter and designer. He is one of Spain's foremost contemporary designers and winner of the National Design Award in 1999."

He was born in Valencia in 1950. In 1971 he moved to Barcelona to study Graphic Design at the Elisava School. There he came into contact with comic book writers and illustrators of the time, such as Mique Beltrán, Daniel Torres and Sento. Together they set up "El rollo enmascarado", a group specialised in underground comics. In the 1980s, he did his first work as an interior designer (such as his design for the Dúplex bar in Valencia) and as designer of objects. Very soon he won national and international recognition. Among his best known works are Cobi, the mascot for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. One of this latest works is “Chico&Rita”, an animated film directed together with Fernando Trueba. The film was nominated for an Oscar and received the Goya award for best animated film.


National Design Award (1999)
Goya Award for Best Animated Film (2011)

Highlighted works

  • Cobi, mascot for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
  • Cosmocaixa, Barcelona
  • Gran Hotel Domine, Bilbao
  • Bar Dúplex, Valencia
  • Dúplex stool
  • Chico & Rita

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