Who hasn’t heard of Cobi’s creator, the popular mascot of the Olympic Games of ’92? Mariscal, of course. And if we try to think of one of our best graphic humorists who draws cartoons with sandwiches-thick line? No doubt, Forges. Master of anthropomorphic stones, good friend of Dali… to whom we refer? To Pitxot. In our company Garcia de Pou, we had the honour of having all these artists contribute in the making of the covers of our catalogues.
Javier Mariscal – who later directed together with Fernando Trueba the well-known Cuban animation movie Chico & Rita(*) – designed the cover of the year 2001. Full of disposable products such as cups, dishes, pizza boxes, take away cases…summarises very well the activity that we have been dedicated to so many years, always serving the hotel and restaurant industry.
The great humorist Forges has celebrated in 2014 the 50th anniversary since the publication of his first drawing; in addition, The National Library and The Royal Post Office printed a collection of stamps with his cartoons/comics. During his long career, he has worked, among others, for “El Jueves” humor magazine, and wrote the jokes editorial for newspapers such as “El mundo” or “El país”. In his design of the cover for 1997-1998 catalogue, hotel and restaurant supply products have been distributed over a characteristic white and red tablecloth.
Antoni Pitxot, director of The Dali Theatre-Museum, produced the cover of 1999 mingling our products with stones from Cadaques, unmistakable mineral landscape. Other major artists who have developed our covers are, for example, Manel Anoro with his Caribbean bar setting for 2014 cover, or the painter Antoni Vives Fierro.
Bellow you can see the cover for 2015 Catalogue that was entrusted to Leonard Beard (Coventry, 1962). This artist, as he likes to call his art “concise and forceful aesthetics”, is especially known for the daily illustrations that appear in “El Periodico” newspaper regarding opinion articles. In the mid ‘90s, he began to collaborate with the supplement “El Dominical” , illustrating texts by Quim Monzo, and later on, texts by Joan Barril or David Trueba. In his work we find a mixture of mystery, irony and a certain atmosphere of desolation close to nonsense.
(*) We have chosen this option because the official movie website is currently innactive.