Les bestiaires en arc-en-ciel de Martin Leon Barreto
Une clé, un arche de Noé, des instruments de musique, des animaux multicolores : c'est l'univers poétique du graphiste uruguayen Martin Leon Barreto.
Martin Leon Barreto is a Uruguayan graphic designer, born in 1973. He studied industrial design at the “Centro de diseño industrial”, at Montevideo University, plus photography, engraving, and motion animation. In 2002 he moved to Madrid to further his studies in traditional animation.
He specialized in illustration for children’s products and books, designing covers and creating characters for important publishers (Santillana, Pearson, Bruño, Edelvives). In 2011, he published his first illustrated book for children, “El camino de Olaj”, which was awarded with the “International Compostella Award” and included in the “White Ravens Catalogue 2012”.
He was part of the graphic and multimedia group “TRES”. He has collaborated with different journals and magazines such as Casquivana, Diagonal, Ethic, Bizarre, Apocrifa, Methodist.
Today he works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, dedicating himself more intensely to illustration. He was recently selected to be part of the Iberoamerican catalogue of illustration, published by El ilustradero and SM.
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