Drawing Life by Javier Mariscal

The world and works of Spain's most famous illustrator and designer
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Javier Mariscal, Drawing Life Cover Artwork (2009)

1 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Drawing Life Cover Artwork (2009)

Javier Mariscal, The Garriris (1987), Barcelona, Spain

2 / 36 Javier Mariscal, The Garriris (1987), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Sketches of The Garriris (1976), Ibiza, Spain

3 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Sketches of The Garriris (1976), Ibiza, Spain

Javier Mariscal

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Javier Mariscal, Julián's Friends (1985) Barcelona, Spain

5 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Julián's Friends (1985) Barcelona, Spain

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Javier Mariscal, Gallery of Corporate Cobis (1992), Barcelona, Spain

7 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Gallery of Corporate Cobis (1992), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Cobi & Petra (1992) Barcelona, Spain

8 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Cobi & Petra (1992) Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Twipsy (1998), Hannover, Germany

9 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Twipsy (1998), Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, Pattern (1999), Hannover, Germany

10 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Pattern (1999), Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, Culture (1999). Hannover, Germany

11 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Culture (1999). Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

12 / 36 Javier Mariscal, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

Javier Mariscal, Probervio Probervio (2002) and Lettrs & Letras (2008), Barcelona, Spain

13 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Probervio Probervio (2002) and Lettrs & Letras (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Various Logos and Typography (2002-2006)

14 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Various Logos and Typography (2002-2006)

Javier Mariscal, 32nd America's Cup (2005), Valencia, Spain

15 / 36 Javier Mariscal, 32nd America's Cup (2005), Valencia, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Faces (2008), Barcelona, Spain

16 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Faces (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, H&M (2008), Barcelona, Spain

17 / 36 Javier Mariscal, H&M (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007-2008), Inca, Spain

18 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007-2008), Inca, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007), Inca, Spain

19 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007), Inca, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Illustration (2009) and Abstract (1978), Barcelona, Spain

20 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Illustration (2009) and Abstract (1978), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal

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Javier Mariscal

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Javier Mariscal, Darwin Life, 1080 Recipes (2007), London UK

24 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Darwin Life, 1080 Recipes (2007), London UK

Javier Mariscal, Crossing Railway (1994) and Long Trip (2000), Barcelona, Spain

25 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Crossing Railway (1994) and Long Trip (2000), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, In the Wee Small Hours, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

26 / 36 Javier Mariscal, In the Wee Small Hours, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

Javier Mariscal, Bent Pine Tree with Julián (2000) and Whales (1994), Barcelona, Spain

27 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Bent Pine Tree with Julián (2000) and Whales (1994), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Gitanes (1990), Barcelona, Spain and The Barefoot King (1995), Madrid, Spain

28 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Gitanes (1990), Barcelona, Spain and The Barefoot King (1995), Madrid, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Duplex (1980-1983)

29 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Duplex (1980-1983)

Javier Mariscal, Linus Table (2009) and Alma Chair (2005), Motta di Livenza, Italy

30 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Linus Table (2009) and Alma Chair (2005), Motta di Livenza, Italy

Javier Mariscal, Ladrillos (2009), Motta de Livenza, Italy

31 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Ladrillos (2009), Motta de Livenza, Italy

Javier Mariscal, Cover illustratons, The New Yorker (1993-1995), New York, USA

32 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Cover illustratons, The New Yorker (1993-1995), New York, USA

Javier Mariscal, Absolut (1998), Paris, France and Houston (1992) Houston, Texas, USA

33 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Absolut (1998), Paris, France and Houston (1992) Houston, Texas, USA

Javier Mariscal, Salvat (2000), Barcelona, Spain

34 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Salvat (2000), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

35 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

36 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Drawing Life Cover Artwork (2009)

1 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Drawing Life Cover Artwork (2009)

Javier Mariscal, The Garriris (1987), Barcelona, Spain

2 / 36 Javier Mariscal, The Garriris (1987), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Sketches of The Garriris (1976), Ibiza, Spain

3 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Sketches of The Garriris (1976), Ibiza, Spain

Javier Mariscal

4 / 36 Javier Mariscal

Javier Mariscal, Julián's Friends (1985) Barcelona, Spain

5 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Julián's Friends (1985) Barcelona, Spain

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Javier Mariscal, Gallery of Corporate Cobis (1992), Barcelona, Spain

7 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Gallery of Corporate Cobis (1992), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Cobi & Petra (1992) Barcelona, Spain

8 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Cobi & Petra (1992) Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Twipsy (1998), Hannover, Germany

9 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Twipsy (1998), Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, Pattern (1999), Hannover, Germany

10 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Pattern (1999), Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, Culture (1999). Hannover, Germany

11 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Culture (1999). Hannover, Germany

Javier Mariscal, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

12 / 36 Javier Mariscal, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

Javier Mariscal, Probervio Probervio (2002) and Lettrs & Letras (2008), Barcelona, Spain

13 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Probervio Probervio (2002) and Lettrs & Letras (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Various Logos and Typography (2002-2006)

14 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Various Logos and Typography (2002-2006)

Javier Mariscal, 32nd America's Cup (2005), Valencia, Spain

15 / 36 Javier Mariscal, 32nd America's Cup (2005), Valencia, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Faces (2008), Barcelona, Spain

16 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Faces (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, H&M (2008), Barcelona, Spain

17 / 36 Javier Mariscal, H&M (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007-2008), Inca, Spain

18 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007-2008), Inca, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007), Inca, Spain

19 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Camper For Kids (2007), Inca, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Illustration (2009) and Abstract (1978), Barcelona, Spain

20 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Illustration (2009) and Abstract (1978), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal

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Javier Mariscal

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Javier Mariscal, Darwin Life, 1080 Recipes (2007), London UK

24 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Darwin Life, 1080 Recipes (2007), London UK

Javier Mariscal, Crossing Railway (1994) and Long Trip (2000), Barcelona, Spain

25 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Crossing Railway (1994) and Long Trip (2000), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, In the Wee Small Hours, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

26 / 36 Javier Mariscal, In the Wee Small Hours, 1080 Recipes (2007), London, UK

Javier Mariscal, Bent Pine Tree with Julián (2000) and Whales (1994), Barcelona, Spain

27 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Bent Pine Tree with Julián (2000) and Whales (1994), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Gitanes (1990), Barcelona, Spain and The Barefoot King (1995), Madrid, Spain

28 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Gitanes (1990), Barcelona, Spain and The Barefoot King (1995), Madrid, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Duplex (1980-1983)

29 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Duplex (1980-1983)

Javier Mariscal, Linus Table (2009) and Alma Chair (2005), Motta di Livenza, Italy

30 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Linus Table (2009) and Alma Chair (2005), Motta di Livenza, Italy

Javier Mariscal, Ladrillos (2009), Motta de Livenza, Italy

31 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Ladrillos (2009), Motta de Livenza, Italy

Javier Mariscal, Cover illustratons, The New Yorker (1993-1995), New York, USA

32 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Cover illustratons, The New Yorker (1993-1995), New York, USA

Javier Mariscal, Absolut (1998), Paris, France and Houston (1992) Houston, Texas, USA

33 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Absolut (1998), Paris, France and Houston (1992) Houston, Texas, USA

Javier Mariscal, Salvat (2000), Barcelona, Spain

34 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Salvat (2000), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

35 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain

36 / 36 Javier Mariscal, Chico & Rita (2008), Barcelona, Spain


Javier Mariscal is one of the most highly respected illustrators and designers working today. His work covers a multitude of disciplines, from graphic and industrial design to furniture, interiors, animation and multi-media projects and, most recently, Chico & Rita his feature length animation film (released in the UK on 19 November 2010), which won the Grand Prix at the 2010 Holland Animation Film Festival.

In 1999 Mariscal was awarded the prestigious Spanish Premio Nacional de Diseno award in recognition of his work.

Mariscal's book Drawing Life celebrates his oeuvre (and key works are included in this gallery). Designed, written and illustrated entirely by Mariscal, it a very personal reflection on his career. Mariscal has looked at a wide selection of his major projects and added his individual comments to each in the medium he has always enjoyed the most, drawing.

He now heads a team of designers, illustrators, consultants, architects, editors and animators from his highly successful Estudio Mariscal in Barcelona.


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