The “Mariscal” exhibition (29 September 2010 to 30 January 2011) at Exhibition Hall at La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya immerses the viewer in the multidisciplinary world of the Mariscal “factory” and takes them into the heart of his creative process. “The excessive language, the chaotic process, the contradictions, the quirks, the constant change and the idea that nothing should ever be taken as final are displayed in contrast with a painstaking selection of carefully catalogued hits placed in the context of their author’s life and times.”
Javier Mariscal (b. Valencia, 1950), one of the major national and international designers of recent years has made a notable influence on comics, furniture, architecture, fashion and just about all pop culture.
He is also making his debut as a film director this year. The cartoon film Chico & Rita, directed by Fernando Trueba and Mariscal has started its round of festivals—first at the Telluride Festival in the United States and then at Toronto, one of the most important ones on the circuit of world film festivals. Watch for my interview with Mariscal on AIGA VOICE.
Addition: In yesterday’s DH I neglected to link Jerelle Kraus’ All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page to Amazon, here.