1. Fashion Fridays ~ Luis Tinoco

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    Luis Tinoco is a fashion and editorial illustrator based in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked with companies including Maybelline New York, Estée Lauder, Renault, Danone, and Nivea. His illustrations have appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Flare.

    Tinoco studied Graphic Design at Barcelona’s Llotja School of Arts and Crafts. After graduating he joined the multidisciplinary studio Mariscal. He later moved to advertising agency D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles as an Assistant Art Director. Then furthered his experience as an Art Director at Lowe FMRG. Tinoco made the break from working for agencies, launching his career as a professional illustrator with a series of children’s books for Audi-Attitudes. He has continued to work as a freelance illustrator for over a decade.

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  2. Fashion Fridays ~ Sandra Suy

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    Sandra Suy is a fashion illustrator from Spain. The casual elegance of her illustrations has led her to work with fashion brands Chloé, Diesel, L’Oreal, Maxfactor, and Zara.

    Suy was born in 1977 in Barcelona, Spain. She studied fashion design at the art and design school, Escola de la Llotja. After graduating she initially worked in graphic design and textile printing, but soon found her way into fashion illustration. Nowadays, she is represented by top creative agencies Jelly (London), VE Agency (Paris and Brazil), Sunnyday (Spain), and Denki-Mirai (Japan and Asia).

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  3. Guillaume Poux

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    Guillaume Poux aka El Gunto is a French freelance illustrator, currently based in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked on several comics for publishers Bamboo and Soleil, and worked as a Concept Artist and Character Designer for the entertainment industry.

    Poux studied illustration at the famous Ecole Emile Cohl art school between 2000 and 2004. After graduating, he illustrated for children’s books and magazines before releasing his first Comic book Lenny Valentino tome 1 “Poison Town” in 2006. It was written by Fuat Erkol and Christian Simon, and was followed up by Lenny Valentino tome 2 “Dead End” a year later. He also worked with writer Jérôme Félix on one-shots Mort & Entêté, and Le Plan, both published by Bamboo.

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  4. Pietari Posti

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    Pietari Posti is a Finnish illustrator who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He has worked with a wide range of clients in advertising, publishing and products. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, PRINT Magazine, and Playboy. His clients include Starbucks, Citibank, British Airways, American Express and many more.

    Born in Helsinki, Finland and inspired by comics such as Asterix and Tintin. Posti preferred to stay in and draw all day. He decided to study graphic design at Lahti Polytechnic. Throughout university, to earn extra money, he illustrated for magazines and newspapers. After graduating, for a short time, he worked as a graphic designer before moving to Barcelona. In Barcelona, he decided to concentrate on illustration. He set up Studio Posti, a design studio specialising in illustration and image making.

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  5. Manga Mondays ~ Marcel Pérez

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    For today’s Manga Monday, we look at the work of Spanish illustrator and designer, Marcel Pérez. He creates manga-influenced ink and watercolour paintings and has built up quite a fanbase for his Avatar, Pokémon and Disney fan art.

    Pérez recently attended one of Europe’s largest comics, illustration and games festival, the Lucca Comics & Games. On top of the many sketches he produced whilst there, he was also launching a new comic for No Lands Comics. Firewind is a complately new four-part tale continuing the Across the No Lands adventure. Issue 1 was written by Nax, coloured by Isabel Terol and illustrated by Pérez.

    You can find more of X work on DeviantArt, Tumblr and follow him on Twitter.

  6. Fashion Fridays ~ Ricardo Fumanal

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    Ricardo Fumanal was born in Huesca, Spain in 1984. After studying graphic and advertising design, he moved to Barcelona where worked as a graphic designer, collaborating with various studios on a range of projects. Whilst in Barcelona he also furthered his studies, this time in printing techniques and illustration.

    After cultivating both his “youthful spirit” and an array of visual language techniques, Fumanal moved to London. Working with clients such as Moncler, Lou Dalton, Revlon, Mango, Fred Perry, Richard Nicoll, and magazines such as TIME, Dazed & Confused, Vogue Japan, and The Daily Telegraph.

    Illustrating in the traditional manner of marker, pencil and ink on paper, Fumanal’s wide range of influences including fine art, fashion and photography is applied throughout his work. His understanding of layout and graphic design is also evident in his work. Fumanal’s beautiful and realistic portraits are distorted through the use of fading lines and purposely uncomfortable compositions. Layering and obscuring objects to give us just enough, but rarely allowing the audience to see the person in full. Quite a clever technique to make us wanting to see and know more.

  7. José Luis Ágreda

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    I am absolutely in love with the work of José Luis Ágreda. Born in Seville, Spain He is an illustrator and cartoonist working in editorial, advertising and publishing. He has worked on a children book series called Carla, which has 14 titles to date. Mr. Ágreda also received the Best Spanish Comic award at the Barcelona and Madrid comic shows for his graphic novel Cosecha Rosa, and is currently working on it’s follow up.

    Mr. Ágreda’s style varies, his children book art is very distinct to his editorial pieces. His colours can range from using just tones of a single colour all the way to full colour. A consistent element throughout his work are his fluid stylised shapes. This simplified and abstracted style allows his work floats between child-friendly and mature themes effortlessly.

    You can find more of José Luis Ágreda work his website, Flickr, and tumblr. Mr. Ágreda is featured in the recent edition of Nobrow magazine, Nobrow 9: It’s Oh So Quiet.