TYPO Berlin 2011 Shift - 16th International Design Conference May 19th – 21st

Since 1971, this Valencia designer, born in 1950, has lived and worked in Barcelona. The two Mediterranean cities have been the inspiration for the colour, the light and the character of all his work. Like the great interdisciplinary designer he is, he is able to put on several hats — one for each activity — and he feels quite at home in all of them, always applying his ironic, fresh outlook. Javier Mariscal’s work includes Cobi, the mascot for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, a dog that changed all the rules. As a designer of objects, he has worked for companies like Moroso, Alessi, Lalique, Magis, Camper, Phaidon and Uno Design. He also created Twipsy, the mascot for the 2000 Universal Exposition in Hanover and the cartoon series starring the mascot, which was shown in more than a hundred countries. As an interior designer, he has recently designed the H&M store in Barcelona, the Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao and one of the floors of the Hotel Puerta América in Madrid. He is responsible for the image and communication of Camper for Kids and the Barcelona International Boat Show. In 2009, he presented a retrospective exhibition in the Design Museum Sketches (Nova Era). At the end of 2010, he will premiere a full-length cartoon film Chico & Rita which he has jointly directed with Fernando Trueba.

Estudio Mariscal and Chico & Rita, an animated movie (E)

The lecture is about the latest projects of Estudio Mariscal.

Chico and Rita is an animated feature-length film directed by Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. The story of Chico and Rita is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Hollywood and Paris in the late 1940s and early '50s. With an original soundtrack by Cuban pianist, bandleader and composer Bebo Valdés, Chico & Rita captures a definitive moment in the evolution of jazz music. The film features music by Thelonious Monk, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie and Freddy Cole (brother of Nat King Cole).