Javier Mariscal is an award-winning artist and designer whose work spans a wide range of mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to interior design and landscaping.
His intense relationship with drawing as a means to express ideas has created a deeply personal body of work, from underground characters to inanimate objects, international mascots to corporate identities.
His branding clients include commercial companies, political parties, cities, musical movements and children's hospitals.
His best known design is the most successful Olympic mascot to date, the engaging COBY for Barcelona Olympics. Other notable works include the visual identities for the Swedish socialist party Socialdemokraterna, the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Barcelona Zoo, the Lighthouse Centre for Architecture and Design in Glasgow and the London postproduction company, Framestore.
The Design Museum's exhibition will be the first large scale show of Mariscal's work in the UK and will explore his genius of drawing from life over the past thirty years. This exhibition will be an opportunity to showcase his incredible talent and to explore the important role of drawing for designers.