We understand graphic design as a tool to communicate, so we give a huge importance to the message that inevitably conveys. Our job is to make that message be aware and honest, and its formal expression clear and appropriate. That is why we are not interested in the purely decorative design or in specialization in a particular area, and we do in the search for ideas capable of reflecting that message in a good logo, poster, cover, campaign, book, pack, website or even all together, which is what we prefer: to design the complete identity of a brand or project, from its name to its appearance, from its discourse to its communication strategy in any medium


We decided to be a small studio because it seems the right size to work as we want, away from the rush and close to every project, enjoying its details with an almost artisanal attitude. Small in size but not in objectives, from our opening up in 2005 we have achieved it with clients of different types and sizes: companies and institutions such as Bacardi & Martini, Random House Mondadori, United Nations or Carrefour and film, music, culture or fashion projects as DiBa Film Festival, Fresh Sound Records, WHAT or Musa Bamba. Needless to say that if you like our approach and its results we will also be glad to work with you


In addition to the work realized at the studio, there are other activities related to graphic design, art direction or communication in which we are involved:

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2014
Studio work is published in 'Los Logos 7', edited by Gestalten
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2013
Javier Aristu is part of the jury of El Ojo Design, within the sixteenth edition of the International Festival El Ojo de Iberoamérica, held in Buenos Aires
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2013
Javier Aristu takes part of the committee to evaluate degree projects at Bau Design High School
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2013
Javier Aristu is a member of the jury for the Laus Awards of ADG/FAD (Graphic Designers and Art Directors Association belonging to FAD, institution devoted to Fostering Arts and Design)
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2013
Javier Aristu is chosen by the members of club de creativos to be part of the jury for select the best Spanish work of the year to be published in the c de c Annual
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2012
Studio work is published in 'Los Logos 6', edited by Gestalten
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2011
Javier Aristu takes part of the committee to evaluate projects in the Master on Advanced Typography at Eina School of Design and Art
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2011
Javier Aristu is chosen by the members of club de creativos to be part of the jury for select the best Spanish work of the year to be published in the c de c Annual
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2011
Talk by Javier Aristu about his double profile as a graphic designer and an art director in the Master on Design and Art Direction at Elisava Design and Engineering High School
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2010
Javier Aristu takes part in the club de creativos talk series at Design Hub Barcelona, presenting a selection of five international graphic design works and one from the studio, all of them realized during the current year
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2010
Javier Aristu takes part in The Design Road, organized by Creative Dialogue Association, giving workshops and talks about graphic design as a language in Amman (Jordan), Damascus (Syria) and Manama (Bahrain)
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2009
Studio work is shown in the exhibition 'Helvetica: a new typeface?', organized and produced by Design Hub Barcelona in collaboration with Graphic Communication Foundation
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2009
Javier Aristu is chairman in the jury of the Laus Awards of ADG/FAD (Graphic Designers and Art Directors Association belonging to FAD, institution devoted to Fostering Arts and Design)
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2009
Studio work is published in 'Póster / Made in Spain', edited by Index Book
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2008
Javier Aristu is chosen by the members of club de creativos to be part of the jury for select the best Spanish work of the year to be published in the c de c Annual
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2008
Talk by Javier Aristu about the creative process in the Master on Design and Art Direction at Elisava Design and Engineering High School
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2008
Studio work is published in 'Editorial / Made in Spain', edited by Index Book
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2007—2009
Javier Aristu is professor of Art Direction at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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2007—2009
Javier Aristu is a member of the managing staff of ADG/FAD (Graphic Designers and Art Directors Association belonging to FAD, institution devoted to Fostering Arts and Design)
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2006
Talk by Javier Aristu and Turi Tollesson (creative couple for five years at SCPF and Dayax) about creative couples in the Master on Design and Art Direction at the Faculty of Communication Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University
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2006—2009
Javier Aristu is professor of Graphic Communication and tutor of Final Degree Project at Bau Design High School
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2005
Javier Aristu is chosen by the members of club de creativos to be part of the jury for select the best Spanish work of the year to be published in the c de c Annual
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2004
Javier Aristu is chosen by the members of club de creativos to be part of the jury for select the best Spanish work of the year to be published in the c de c Annual
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2001
Javier Aristu is a member of the jury for the Laus Awards of ADG/FAD (Graphic Designers and Art Directors Association belonging to FAD, institution devoted to Fostering Arts and Design)