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Martin Tognola / Two brothers, two separate paths, for La Vanguardia

Martin Tognola created a gif for the Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia, about the jealousy and vocation of two brothers. One, with a long professional career, and the other a self-made man, Tognola set out to illustrate two different paths to success. He used the idea of spotlight and shadow to illustrate the rivalry between the two […]

Martin Tognola / “Robot Ready,” the future is here

Martin Tognola explores retail task automation in a series of illustrations for CSP magazine. A report published in the magazine examines notable experiments and achievements in retail task automation.  The article, “Robot Revolution,” explores what a tech-forward c-store of the future might look like and how robotics and AI are changing our workforce. The client’s […]

Martin Tognola / Character design and animation for Citibank

Citibank commissioned Martin Tognola to create characters and motion keyframes for an internal video for employees of its’ Global Consumer Bank division. Tognola’s character design highlights the different personalities that can be brought to life in video simply by changing an expression, a prop or clothing. From a girl wearing a superhero’s cape to another […]

Martin Tognola / Traveling for social media exposure for La Vanguardia

Martin Tognola’s .gif for La Vanguardia newspaper of a traveler’s selfie in a foreign land. Tognola’s illustration was created for a weekly column about people who travel simply to increase their social media following. Rather than traveling for enjoyment, the article describes a group of people who travel to show off while accumulating “Likes” on social media platforms.  

Martin Tognola / Invisible Harvey CD and LP cover

Martin Tognola’s illustration for the last Invisible Harvey CD cover, “It is not fair that you arrive now” (“No es justo que llegues ahora“). Tognola’s image of a man in a burgundy jacket and black pants wearing rabbit ears with a trail of paw prints behind him makes a memorable cover for the Invisible Harvey CD now available on Spotify and Apple […]

Martin Tognola / Overactive summer

Martin Tognola created an illustration for the Sunday supplement magazine of La Vanguardia on the stresses of planning a vacation for children.  Parents, in an effort to make their kids happy, tend to plan vacations with too many activities from kayaking and surfing to attending the circus instead of focusing on quality time together.  

Martin Tognola / Letter to a helicopter

Martin Tognola created this cover illustration for an upcoming CD by Invisible Harvey.  Tognola’s illustration is for the first single, Letter to a Helicopter, from Invisible Harvey’s next CD.

Martin Tognola / The “new” ’68 revolution for Urban Species

Martin Tognola created this .gif for Urban Species‘ weekly column. The text reads: “A tourism invasion of Germans who wish to live in Barcelona.” The copy Tognola illustrated compares Spain’s revolution of ’68 to the current movement taking place in the country.

Martin Tognola / Casting a vote for “Urban Species”

Martin Tognola’s weekly .gif illustration for the column, “Urban Species,” is a candid look at preparing to vote. Tognola’s illustration, for a humorous fictional story about the training involved in voting quickly and correctly in Parliament, is of a woman about to leave the starting gate for a sprint that involves pressing a button to vote.

Martin Tognola / Henry and the Black Knights

Martin Tognola designed a cover illustration and inside pages for the enigmatic young adult novel, Henry and the Black Knights. In the novel, Henry and his grandfather, Gervasio, a former professor, follow clues to unravel the mystery of the Black Knights.  Aided by Alejo, a retired inspector, and the beautiful, Regina, the cast of characters comes to life […]

Martin Tognola / In a glass, on the vine

Martin Tognola, illustrated a comic series on wine, written by Jorge Carrión. The story compares the impact of wine on our senses from that first taste at the age of seventeen on a date in a pizzeria to the experience of grapes as they ripen on the vine.

Martin Tognola / The endless feast

Martin Tognola recently created a .gif from an illustration he drew a few years ago for Clarin, a newspaper from Argentina, for an article entitled, “Risk Days” about excessive eating and drinking over the holidays. Tognola’s wind-up doll of a man with utensils in hand, seated at a plentiful table, shows someone unable to say no to all […]

Martin Tognola / Starting a conversation with extraterrestrials

Martin Tognola’s illustrations for La Vanguardia, a Spanish newspaper’s Sunday supplement on messaging extraterrestrials. The article Tognola illustrated describes attempts by Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) to send messages into space in hopes of getting a response. One illustration shows an astronaut writing a message in space with a pencil.  The second sends binary code through a cellphone […]

Martin Tognola / Illustrating Urban Species for La Vanguardia

Martin Tognola created an illustration for a weekly column in La Vanguardia, a digital newspaper. The column, “Urban Species,” compares a goal in soccer to an orgasm. Tognola has superimposed a football field on a couple’s bed to illustrate the column’s premise.    

Martin Tognola / A less-than-regal royal

Martin Tognola compares King Charles III , King of Spain, circa 1759-1788, who was one of the most successful European rulers of his time, to the current King Philip VI, who took the throne in 2014 and is married to a television journalist.  Tognola’s ironic political illustration is about a TV discourse. The illustrator’s latest portfolio piece portrays the […]


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