Juan Vidaurre

He is a publicist by training and a graphic designer “in waiting”. As any hunter he decided to wait first in London, working for a year making beds and serving dinners in a hotel. During this time he realised that he would have liked to know how to draw.

Since 1997 he has been working on projects in editorial design, corporate identity, and poster and advertising design. He is the co-ordinator of the graphic design project for the publishers Cinca.

He has given talks and workshops on illustration for children in schools and libraries. He has also exhibited, individually and as part of a collective, in various galleries in Madrid, his presence at the stand of the Ministry of Culture in ARCO 2008 and his exhibition with Pep Carrió in Madrid’s Galería de Autor being particularly noteworthy.

Some of his posters have been awarded prizes in various competitions and he was chosen for the First Biennial Exhibition of Iberoamerican Design in 2008 and invited to the 13th edition of the Chill Laus Madrid. His work has been published in magazines such as Trama & Texturas and in the ARJ supplement of the magazine Visual. Blur has published: Ideas objetos, Con objeto de expresar and Cazador de ideas (2008).

Kalandraka will be the publishers of his first children’s book Imagina animales. La caja de los tesoros, with a text by Antonio Ventura appears in 2010, published by Sins Entido.