Up until 1991, you could only watch two channels on TV, run by the state broadcasting corporation TVE. When it started having competitors, José Giménez del Pueblo (1961) refined the organization’s visual identity, including logos for both its TV channels and radio stations. You can imagine how much time I have spent staring at his work.
His Marquina 1961 is the best oil cruet ever designed. I learnt about it when I was a teenager, and I fell in love with it.
Legend goes Rafael Marquina (1921- 2013) often introduced himself as “the father of Nani Marquina”. Nani designs beautiful rugs that she sells on nanimarquina.com, where you can also find his dad’s iconic artifact.
The logo that Alberto Corazón (1942) designed for Anaya editorial was on the back of most my textbooks through high school. He is the author of several masterpieces, my favorite probably being his popular logo for Cercanías (Madrid short distance rail system).
Twenty years ago, there were two kitchen appliances you could find in most Spanish homes: the Minipimer hand blender and the Citromatric juicer.
Sending a letter, watching the news, reading the paper, voting on the elections, catching a train, pit stopping, talking to the police… pretty much anything you do in Spain means that you are probably looking at work by José María Cruz Novillo (1936).