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Iñaki Landa Fuentes

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Iñaki Landa Fuentes trained as a senior technical graphic designer and later studied a degree in Fine Arts. He has more than fifteen years of experience in project design and communication, until in 2020 he decided to consolidate himself as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

His illustration and design work has focused mainly on social issues and processes of reflection. His works often speak of social criticism and self-knowledge. Thus, he has collaborated with numerous NGOs making posters and illustrations for them (Peace with Dignity, Caritas, Zaporeak Elkartea, OOEE, Friends of the Earth...).

He is the author of several illustrations and book covers for publishers such as Consonni or Elkar. His work also includes posters for documentaries and music concerts, and record designs. In addition, he has participated in numerous collective exhibitions.

Among the projects that he has developed in parallel to his professional activity, he was co-founder and coordinator of the collaborative fanzine "KLOF" (2012-2016), and by turning all kinds of artistic contributions into a medium, he formed a small community around creativity. free, beyond the fanzine.

Iñaki Landa Fuentes

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Aitor Lajarín

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Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 2002, he later took doctorate courses at the same University.
Painting forms part of the bulk of Aitor Lajarín's work, and is also the origin of his work in the field of photography and installation, since "sometimes it asks to be translated into a mechanical image or expanded in space", according to his own words.
He lived and worked for a time in the city of Barcelona until 2007, when he received the Artium Grant for creation and research in the United States and thus moved to the city of Los Angeles at the beginning of 2008. This allowed him to broaden his artistic perspective and serve of inspiration for some of his works, which reflects the nocturnal world of this city. His work shows, narrates and flows parallel to cinema, with the aim of conceiving each series as an entity with its own personality.

Aitor Lajarín

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Aitor Lajarín

Anna Pleštilová

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Anna is an illustrator, graphic designer and founder of "Bylo nebylo", a Czech publishing house. Bylo nebylo originated as an outlet for Anna to publish her own work after  her studies at the Academy of Arts in Prague.
Bylo nebylo („Once upon a time" in Czech) publishes primarily artists' books in many different genres - poetry, children's books, fiction for adults, diaries... what they share in common is often poetic language and playfulness. Many of them are published in small editions and are hand bound. 
Nowadays, Anna is joined in Bylo nebylo with writer Helena Černohorská who is responsible for all things wordy – mainly proofreading and copy-editing. Anna focuses on the visual side of their books as an art director, but being a publishing house specialising in artists' books means that often the art director does not touch them at all – for the benefit of all.

Anna Pleštilová

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Anna Pleštilová

Carlos Armenta y Alexia Halteman

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Impronta Casa Editora is a publisher founded in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2014. Typographical books are made on their machines, with movable type and linotype. Casa Impronta, in addition to housing the publishing house and being a museum, offers design and printing services, teaches typographic and graphic art workshops, welcomes artists to work on their own projects and has a bookstore, an art gallery and a cafe.
Alexia Halteman and Carlos Armenta are editors and booksellers at Impronta Casa Editora. They have previously participated in publishing projects such as La Cigarra, El Quinqué Cooperativa Editorial. Carlos is president of the Committee of Independent Publishers of CANIEM.

Carlos Armenta y Alexia Halteman

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Carlos Armenta

Cristina Daura

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Cristina After studying illustration in La Massana, she completed her studies at the Maryland Institute Collage of Art (Baltimore). He currently works for press around the world: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Die Zenit, Süddeutsche Magazine, El País, Penguin Books, Blackie Books, Nike, Moog, Razzmatazz, Gutter Fest, Madrid City Council, etc. His illustrations have been considered for playing between a "childish" aesthetic but with the perversity of someone who is not quite right in the head. Comics and Fauvism art could be his biggest influences.

Cristina Daura

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Eugenia Mello

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Eugenia Mello is an illustrator, graphic designer, and Art Director from Buenos Aires, Argentina now based in Brooklyn, New York. She studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, where she also taught Design and Typography, and holds an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Her work as an illustrator has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and The Art Director’s Club of New York among many others. She is the illustrator of the picture book Jazz For Lunch by Jarrett Dapier and author-illustrator of Moving, inspired by her own nomadic childhood. For the past 4 years, parallel to her illustration practice, she has worked alongside Claudia Bedrick and the mighty Enchanted Lion team as a designer and later Art Director, helping bring to life beautifully illustrated stories in the shape of breathtaking books. She is now a professor in the Illustration department at the School of Visual Arts.

Eugenia Mello

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Eugenia Mello

Hiru Zutabe

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Numa Pottery and Maria Altuna Lizarraga, have been sharing a space since 2019 in a very cute workshop in Plaza Tres Pilares in the Bilbao la Vieja neighborhood.

Nuria Santaularia Hurtado (Bilbao, 1976), Numa Pottery, after three years of veterinary studies decides to change her life and studies Fashion Design at INEDI Design School in Bilbao. Create several collections by participating in Getxo Moda with one of them. Later, she completed a master's degree in Pattern Design where she discovered her passion for illustration and ceramics. In 2017 he meets Maria who invites him to share a work space in her workshop.

Maria Altuna Lizarraga (Zizurkil, 1988), versatile artist, educator and researcher, carries out multidisciplinary work from Bilbao, ranging from artistic and utilitarian ceramics to illustration and collaborative projects. Graduated in Fine Arts at the EHU-UPV, she has completed two master's degrees; one for research and artistic creation, and another for teacher training. She is currently immersed in the final writing phase of her doctoral thesis within the Contemporary Art Program.

 

Hiru Zutabe

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Iker Ayestaran

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Iker is an illustrator born in San Sebastián. He works mainly as an illustrator for press and magazines collaborating for media such as The Washington Post, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Variety, The Boston Globe, Wired, Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, La Nación, El Correo, Diario Public, La Vanguardia, Diario.es…

Some of his works in this field have been recognized and awarded by Communication Arts, NY Society of illustrators, American Illustration, Society for new Design...

He has also illustrated books such as The Metamorphosis (Selected for Illustrators 60, 2017), Little Big Gestures for Science,

Sports Heroes (Award of Excellence Communication Arts 2022)... and has made covers for various publishers such as Penguin Books, Bonnier Books, Elkar...

 

Iker Ayestaran

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