Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Manuel Estrada began his career in architecture before moving to design and founding a design studio in Madrid. His studio produces a range of graphic projects including work for...El Museo del Traje de Madrid (Madrid's Costume Museum), the graphic identity of Premios Cervantes (Cervantes’ Prize), and the Christmas street lights for Madrid, with the word “peace” written in thirty-five languages. His studio has worked on branding and corporate identity projects for many public institutions and companies in Spain including Metrovacesa, the Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos, and Bibliometro. In addition, Estrada has designed book collections and hundreds of book covers for Spanish publishing houses. He is the author of the book El Diseño no es una guinda, a selection of his work. He is also active as a teacher, and has directed the program on Editorial Design at Istituto Europeo de Design in Madrid as well as the Design Workshop at Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo. His work has been recognized with many awards and distinctions from organizations including LAUS, AEPD, and Art Directors Club of Europe. He is currently president of DIMAD, Madrid Designers’ Association.