Archive for August, 2011

Ramadaniyat book

August 29, 2011

Kalimat, the first publishing house in the UAE dedicated to publishing children’s books in Arabic has launched a book of activities at the beginning of the month of Ramadan (August). The book, called Ramadaniyat, written by Author Hala Al Turki is divided into 2 sections: DIY activities and cooking. The idea of the book is to entertain children during the month of Ramadan by doing several types of activities. I was contacted by Kalimat in March to do the design and illustrations of the book. I finally received copies last week. Here are some pictures! I am posting some pictures from the book signing event that took place in Dubai on August 11th 2011 and some press release articles.  Thank you Dareen and Lama for that great opportunity! It’s my first children’s book. : ) Y Javi, gracias por las fotos : p

Gulf Today - Press release

Al Khaleej - press release

Khaleej Times - press release


Bracelets sold at the Thyssen online shop

August 25, 2011

The bracelets that I talked about in a previous post, are finally being sold online at the online shop of the Thyssen museum.

Check the following links:

Influence – Illustration Friday

August 24, 2011

My submission for this week’s topic “influence”. A pattern influenced by the summer and my last trip to Menorca, (see previous post)! Along with a small application of the pattern, a cushion : ).

Menorca ’11

August 22, 2011

We are just back from a lovely week spent in the most beautiful island on earth, Menorca! It’s a small Spanish island located in the mediterranean sea, with amazing small creeks. Check the photos out, it’s really worth it : ) !

Swell – Illustration Friday

August 14, 2011

My submission for this week’s topic: “swell”. I was inspired by the quote sent along with the theme: “Some days you must learn a great deal. But you should also have days when you allow what is already in you to swell up and touch everything. If you never let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you.” ~ E.L. Konigsburg. It made me think of a flower absorbing everything it can from the soil. and allowing it to swell up. Enjoy!

Yayoi Kusama at Reina Sofía Museum

August 9, 2011

I have to share with you the pictures of this wonderful exhibition of japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition is at the Reina Sofia Museum in madrid, in collaboration with the Tate Modern. The artist has an obsession with  repetition, pattern, and accumulation. She did a special installation for the exhibition in Madrid (see the pictures with the lights: 3rd, 4th and 5th pic). I also love the living room with the glow in the dark circles. Check the pictures, and if you are in Madrid, go see the exhibition, it’s really worth it. To read more about the exhibition and see more pictures, you can go to the following link:



Exhibition at Caixa Forum Madrid

August 3, 2011

If it happens you are in Madrid, some interesting exhibitions are taking place at the Caixa Forum  from July 27th till November 13th.

The first one, called: “Teotihuacan. Ciudad de los Dioses”, with amazing small statues from the city of Teotihuacan. I love this piece. It’s my favorite.

The other one, “Haíti, 34 segundos después” is a photography one. It’s a compilation of photos after the earthquake that hit Haíti on the 12th of January of 2010. There’s also a room next to the photography space, where the visitor can enter and  watch testimonies of native people while standing on a moving platform that simulates the earthquake that shoke this country. Very nice pictures make sure to check it out. Photographs taken by Emilio Morenatti and Marta Ramoneda.