José Gallardo | Inspirational Portfolio [11]

José Gallardo is a Mexican graphic designer and illustrator based in Vancouver, former professor of design and art history, particularly interested in theory of design, architecture and contemporary art.

His work includes graphic identities, poster design, interior design and illustration.

Self portrait, 2010.



Finalist Poster for the design contest Felicity Project, Italy. July 2010.
Submission for Positive Posters, Melbourne 2010.
Selected poster for the international poster exhibition
‘Poster for tomorrow’, October 2010.
Vancouver is awesome, 2010
Selected poster for the international poster exhibition
‘Poster for tomorrow’, October 2010.
Vancouver is awesome, 2010
Poster for the interactive exhibition ‘Create democracy’ 2009.
Submission for The Spirit of FIFA: Poster Design Contest, July 2010.
Submission for the ‘Mother Tongue exhibition’, 2010.
Design of the postcard-poster for the movie ‘null, eins, zwei, drei, eins, null’
directed by Dick Jane, July 2010.
Vancouver is awesome, 2010
Posters for the contest USA by designers, February 2010.
Poster for The 1st International Exhibition
‘Poster for a Healthy World’ México, 2010.




Social awareness, illustration
for Fake Plastic publication, June 2010.


Crying robot, 2010


Quatre-quatre pattern, 2004
Lion Heart, 2010
Black sheep, 2009



Identity proposal for the contest of the Chetwynd
Community Forest, 2009.
DARICE environmental consulting, 2010.
Identity proposal for NEASEP First Nations employment program, 2009.
Submission for NYTimes contest for readers using Milton Glaser’s Logo, 2010.
Redesign project of the UEA identity, 2005.

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (


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