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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 […]

Martin Tognola / “Quick Drive”

Martin Tognola, in his illustration of “Quick Drive” has re-imagined a washing machine.  This image was completed in collaboration with a Samsung artist. Tognola has combined a vintage phonograph with a washing machine.  Two record players sit side-by-side like a washer and dryer  In Tognola’s illustration, a listener wearing a set of headphones, adjusts a “Quick Drive.”  

Martin Tognola / Jazz Time Festival poster

Martin Tognola created this beautiful poster for the 27th Jazz Time Festival in Barcelona, Spain. The Jazz Time Festival, of the Jazz Musicians Association of Catalonia, takes place every Sunday in September.  It’s an opportunity for families to enjoy jazz, outdoors in the sunshine at midday, in the city square. Tognola chose flowering branches and fingers strumming […]

Illustrator Martin Tognola / Weekly GIF for La Vanguardia.

Praise of Barcelona’s summer Weekly GIF for “Urban Species” column. This article talks about that if you live in Barcelona and have to spend the summer at home, sometimes it’s not too bad. Sometimes.

Illustrator Martin Tognola / Barcelona, future’s city. La Vanguardia, special magazine.

“In the stadium as at home” Imagine how will be to go to the football stadium in the future.

Illustrator Martin Tognola / Barcelona, City of Dogs

The article talks about how is to live in a city with a lot of dogs, some problems of coexistence and perhaps, electoral advantages for the next elections. La Vanguardia newspaper. Barcelona, Spain.

illustrator Martin Tognola / Stop Mare Mortum

Storytelling about how refugees come to Europe. Contribution for the citizen platform Stop Mare Mortum, about defending and promoting the human rights.

Illustrator Martin Tognola / Money magazine

Money Well Spent column. The article talks about using the skates (a gift to his wife) on a trip to the Netherlands, skating down the frozen canal.

Illustrator Martin Tognola / IESE Business School

Why we should never stop learning. “Learning is either a continuing thing or is nothing. “ IESE Business School. Alumni Magazine.

Illustrator Martin Tognola / On Fire – comic

The Movistar communication company asked me a page comic inspired on the TV serie “Billions”. Here are some landscapes from the comic, from New York City.

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