Mariscal Drawing Life
01 July 2009 – 01 November 2009
The first UK retrospective of Spanish designer and artist Javier Mariscal. Regarded as one of the world's most innovative and original designers of our time, Mariscal's rich and diverse body of work spans kooky cartoon characters to stunning interiors, from furniture to graphic design and corporate identities. Mariscal’s intense relationship with drawing and illustration is central to his career and is the basis for his designs over the last 30 years. He gave Barcelona its graphic identity as it emerged from the Franco era and in 1992 he introduced the world to Cobi, the official Olympic mascot of the Barcelona games. Sketches, designs, films and photographs will be on display alongside furniture and textiles. Mariscal also designed an elaborate mural for the exterior of the museum showcasing his unique vision and signature design style.
The love story 'Chico and Rita' which was animated by Javier Mariscal and co-directed by Oscar-winner Fernando Trueba was released in UK cinemas 19 November 2010. Watch the UK trailer below.