Leo Espinosa Illustration for all occasions
Talented Illustrator Leo Espinosa is an award winning Illustrator and Designer from Bogotá, Colombia, who’s work has been featured in a variety of publications, products, animated series and gallery shows worldwide. He can boast The New Yorker, Swatch and Coca-Cola as just three names on his list of impressive clients !
The Magical Book of Pombo is a compilation of popular fables written at the turn of the 20th century by one of Colombia’s most famous poets, Rafael Pombo. It is a follow-up to a Latin Grammy’s winner children’s album, also illustrated by Leo Espinosa in 2008. Conceived with a classic look, but spiced up with plenty of contemporary details to appeal both to children, and to the many generation that have grown up reading Pombo’s tales. The Magical book of Pombo was launched at the 2012 International Book Fair in Bogotá, where it became the #1 best seller children’s publication. It’s character design was also implemented on costumes for a life show version of the book.
Leo’s illustrations have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Pictoplasma, 3×3, and awarded with Gold and Silver Medals from The Society of Illustrators. It’s great to see some of Leo’s sketches next to his finished pieces, taken from his page on drawger.
I am very impressed with the numerous styles of working that Leo happens to be a cool master at.
He has served as faculty member at Rhode Island School of Design and has given multiple lectures and workshops at schools and institutions such as Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and The Leonardo Museum of Science and Art. He also does Fashion illustration!
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