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Javier Zabala Expressive Spanish Illustrator

March 2, 2013

Javier Zabala is a Spanish illustrator who creates work for many different end uses.

He studied Illustration and Graphic Design at Oviedo School of Arts and School of Arts of Madrid, where he moved in 1984. He started to work as an illustrator in various fields: magazines, advertising, cartoons…

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Since then, he works for the most important Spanish publishers and some of the most prestigious in Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has illustrated more than 70 books of poetry and fiction for children. some of them written by himself. His books have been translated into 15 languages. I really like his drawings for children, illustrating Barcelona and Madrid.

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An important part of his current professional activities is his work as a teacher in illustration courses and lectures in Universities, Libraries and Schools of Arts in Spain and countries around the world such as Italy, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Iran, Cuba. Javier has created some wonderful posters too.

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A few images from his children’s books.

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He has illustrated texts by Cervantes, Shakespeare, García Lorca, Rodari, Melville, Chejov.

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Even illustrations for poetry !

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And advertising.

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I see such creative, enthusiastic brush strokes and movement in his work. It really captures the eye and attention. Great work Javier.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2013 11:45 am

    very sharp, like it!

  2. madeleine permalink
    March 7, 2013 12:09 am

    Incredible!

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