Divendres amb… (Fridays with…) are encounters with artists and other groups that are prominent in their field. They present their work and talk about their artistic background in a casual and humorous tone. On the 31th of October, Javier Jaén was the guest artist at Barcelona’s CaixaForum.

How do you get to create illustrations and designs for The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, La Vanguardia and Penguin? What is the creative process of a work with such critical content? What is the role of activism in design projects? What are the referents of someone who has received prestigious awards and has exhibited in cities like New York, London and Rome?

We had the opportunity to know Javier Jaén and understand why today saying graphic design is also saying his name.


Photo: Isolda Delgado
Poufs: Woouf!