Snapshots from an Amazing Inspirational Portfolio [52]

 

Elmer Sosa is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Professor, graduated from Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture and Design A C. BUAP, with a honorific grade obtained from the University of Las Villas, Santa Clara, Cuba. Poster, Identity, Illustration and political cartoon that is the work he developes. He has taken workshops with Vladimir Chaika, Luba Lukova, Alex Jordan (Nous Travallions Ensemble), Jan Rajlich Jr., Theodora Mantzaris and Poster Design Specialization with Alejandro Magallanes, Antonio Pérez “Ñiko”, Manuel Monroy and Mónica Peón.

His poster work has been awared on the MUT ZUR WUT 2011, Heidelberg, Germany, First Place in The 5th International Poster Exhibition WALLS DOWN, Peru 2011-Faber Castell Category, First Place and Award of Excellence in the 2nd International Poster Contest CREACARTEL 2011, Venezuela, and exhibited on the Biennial and Triennial in Turkey, Russia, Iran, USA, Peru, Belgium, Chezc Republic, Slovakia, Japan, Finland, France, Ucraine, Chin, Bolivia and Mexico. Talking about his illustration an cartoon work, he´s been selected in Spain, USA, India, Iran and Mexico, where he won the Grand Prix of the First Cartoon Contest of the newspaper “The People” and Finalist of Tomy Award on-line in XVII Graphic Humor Biennial Cuba, 2011. Nowadays he´s Coordinator of the career of Graphic Design IESAC-BUAP, Art Director from YOMI YOMI STUDIO, founder of the SUPERVOLTA GROUP and Illustrator of differents local, national and international printed media.

Visit: www.elmersosa.com

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. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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