Javier Mariscal


Born in Valencia, Spain in 1950, Javier Mariscal is regarded as one of the most remarkable designers of our time. He is renowned for his diverse body of work, which ranges from eccentric cartoons and furniture to graphic design.

In 1971, Mariscal moved to Barcelona to study Graphic Design at the Elisava School where he was introduced to comic book writers and illustrators Mique Beltrán, Daniel Torres and Sento. Together they set up the underground comic art collective, “El rollo enmascarado”. Over his career, he has designed buildings, textile collections, and most famously, Cobi, the controversial mascot of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Currently, Mariscal operates Estudio Mariscal, a multipurpose design and arts company.