2023 — March 23 to 25 

Disseny Hub Barcelona

JAVIER JAÉN

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Barcelona-born graphic designer Javier Jaén is a multitalented chap, working across editorial illustration, book covers, audiovisual projects, advertising and cultural communication and more. His professional activities focus on editorial illustration, book covers, and cultural communication. His is a symbolic, playful language, and he looks for narrative scenarios and aesthetics in close context, related to the everyday experience.

The playfulness of this statement reflects the playful visual language employed by Jaén in his work, which is littered with whimsical symbolism in its reconfiguring of everyday objects, images and words. He is said to see his role as a creative working predominantly with visuals as similar to that of a translator – forging images from more abstract concepts and stories.

He has taught at Istituto Europeo di Design, IDEP, and frequently runs workshops and lectures. His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators (Illustrators 55, 56), American Illustration (AI33, AI34) Print magazine (New Visual Artist 2013), Junceda Award (2013), and the Gràffica Award (2010). He has participated in exhibitions in New York, London, El Salvador, Tallinn, Rome and Barcelona.

The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Le Monde, Time, Harvard University, La Vanguardia, El País, Penguin Random House, Vueling Airlines, UNESCO

ILLUSTRATION, PRINT, EDITORIAL, GRAPHIC DESIGN, UX DESIGN

JAMHOT
JAMHOT
Gavin Strange
Gavin Strange
FIELD
FIELD
Bienal
Bienal
Found
Found
From Form
From Form
Josue Ibáñez
Josue Ibáñez
OMSE
OMSE
Loran Stosskopf (Mucho) & Jean Jullien
Loran Stosskopf (Mucho) & Jean Jullien
STATE Design & White Noise Lab
STATE Design & White Noise Lab
The Mill
The Mill
Filmograph
Filmograph
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