All eyes on the second Francisco Mantecón competition
he prizes for the Second Fernando Mantecón International Poster Competition were awarded yesterday in Vigo, at an event presented by the journalist Fernando Ónega, with the participation of the Chairman of Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca, and the designer Javier Mariscal, who both praised the quality of the works and noted the great success of this year´s competitiono.
The winning entry, by José Manuel Puga Molina, was selected from among 29 finalists, whose works have been on show at the Fundación Caixa Galicia in Vigo. The jury also awarded tow runners-up prizes, each worth 1,500 euros, to Martín Valerio from Madrid and Alberto Rafael Rodríguez from Uruguay, as well as an unplanned special mention for the Australian designer Joanna Gardener. The second edition of the Francisco Mantecón competition, which is the only one of its kind in the wine sector, proved to be a great success, with over 450 entries received from Italy, Switzerland, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and all parts of Spain, consolidating the competition as a point of reference for the international design world.
ABC, 29th November 2003
José Manuel Puga wins the Francisco Mantecón poster competition
The international event was organised by the Galician firm Bodegas Terras Gauda
Javier Mariscal and Siro López sat on the jury for this second edition of the competition
The Madrid designer José Manuel Puga Molina has won the Second Francisco Mantecón Poster Design Competition, organised by Bodegas Terras Gauda, with a prize of 6,000 euros. The jury, which included Javier Mariscal, selected Puga´s design from over 450 entries from all over the world.
The prize-giving ceremony was held yesterday in Vigo, presented by the journalist Fernando Ónega, with the participation of the Chairman of Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca, and the designer Javier Mariscal, who both praised the quality of the entries received and noted the great success of the competition this year.
La Voz de Galicia, 29th November 2003 más información
Prize-winning Francisco Mantecón poster entries on show
The name of the winner will be announced on 28 November in Vigo. Meanwhile the bets are still on among the 29 finalist designs for the Second Francisco Mantecón International Poster Competition, which will be on show at the Fundación Caixa Galicia from Monday 17th until the end of the month. Quality, originality and innovation are the words that best apply to this exhibition, which is fast consolidating itself as a platform for new creative talent, as well as reviving poster design in Spain. The show will be open to the public from 6–9 p.m..
Eight of the finalist entries in this competition, organised by Terras Gauda, are by Galician artists, selected from over 450 works from Italy, Switzerland, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia and all parts of Spain. The name of the winner will be announced at a ceremony on 28 November in Vigo presented by the journalist Fernando Ónega, and with the participation of the designer Javier Mariscal and the Chairman of Bodegas Terras Gauda, José María Fonseca, who will award the winner the first prize of 6,000 euros.
Diario de Pontevedra, 15th November 2003
Mariscal, among albariño grapes
Cobi´s creator was in O Rosal yesterday to sit on the jury of the Francisco Mantecón poster competition organised by Terras Gauda
International. It has not taken long for the Francisco Mantecón internacional poster competition to earn international prestige. For its second edition, the organisers of the competition, the Terras Gauda winery, has been flooded with entries -"over 400 in all, from such far-flung places as the USA, Argentina, Italy, the UK, Colombia, Mexico, France, Venezuela, Germany, Uruguay and, of course, all parts of Spain. The jury, who met yesterday at the winery, had a tough job coming to a decision. One of the jury members was Javier Mariscal, who without doubt is Spain´s best known graphic designer and the man who created Cobi, the mascot for the Barcelona Olympics. Attracted by the competition, Mariscal found some time in his busy schedule to come to Galicia and, while he was here, give his opinion of albariño wine. "It´s a bloody marvellous wine", was his verdict. He told me that although work at his studio never stops, he was not prepared to miss this opportunity to come to Galicia. "The Prestige disaster moved me. It´s wrong", he says.
He returns to Barcelona today to add the finishing touches to the upcoming presentation of his collection of children´s furniture, which he has been working on for a long time. His twin sons, who are two years old this week, have had a lot to do with his dedication to this collection. As we have come to expect, many of the new pieces are groundbreaking, and can be transformed from tables into hiding places, containers, etc. Mariscal is also preparing the children´s areas at the Barcelona Science Museum. Another project still in the planning stages is to work with the Trueba brothers on an animated feature film for adults, set in Cuba, one of his favourite countries. "Every time I go to Cuba I come back with my notebooks full," he says. Everything you see there just seems to cry out "draw me!".
Homage. erras Gauda launched this competition as a permanent homage to Francisco Mantecón, the painter who José María Fonseca commissioned to design the winery´s corporate image. Fonseca often says that since the project was a dream for which little money was available, all he had to offer Mantecón to secure his services was a handful of shares, worth next to nothing in those days. Out of friendship, and because he believed in the idea right from the start, the artist accepted. The result was the winery´s distinctive logo. Mantecón´s unexpected death cut short their working relationship, and the idea of the competition arose to fill the artistic gap. The entry that wins the first prize of 6,000 euros is used in the winery´s advertising campaign for the following year. This year, Mariscal is joined on the jury by Terras Gauda´s chairman, José María Fonseca, and MD, Enrique Costas; Mantecón's widow Pilar Barreiro; as well as Siro López, an illustrator who Works for La Voz de Galicia; Modesto Martínez, the winner of last year´s competition, and the philologist Paulino Novo. The jury´s decision will be announced on 28 November.
La Voz de Galicia, 28th October 2003
Designer, painter, sculptor, cartoonist....
"Good design makes everyday life better and happier"
Cobi´s creator sat on the jury of poster competition in Pontevedra yesterday
In popular culture, Mariscal´s name will forever be linked to the creature he created as the mascot for the Barcelona Olympics. Yet Cobi is only a small part of the Valencia-born artist´s work, which ranges from design to comics, taking in painting and sculpture along the way. He even manages to find the time to come to Galicia, as occurred yesterday when he served on the jury of the "Francisco Mantecón" poster competition, organised by Terras Gaudao.
- Do you still feel that the People´s Party has set Spain´s image back 40 years?
- Policies can favour certain trends. Just as they´re wrecking public education system and have no workable policy to bring education up to date and train a more technological society, and just as they´ve failed to anything for research, the same goes for design, where the official image that is being given is that we´re stuck in the past, and this is what is being represented by the party in power, particularly in Madrid.
- PBut things look different in society ...
- Yes, in society as a whole people are just getting on with it in an increasingly dynamic way. Some firms are now prepared commit towards a design strategy, but nowhere near enough.
- You´re sitting on a jury in a poster competition. Do you think posters are a valid medium?
- Yes, they´ll always be valid. The streets are full of posters and a a big billboard is just a large landscape poster. It´s still valid if it works well as a graphic element to communicate an idea.
- You claim that design includes a "poetic"
component. Doesn´t that clash with functionality?
- Design that is only functional isn´t only primitive, it´s wrong. Any message or object has an added value that can be cultural, communicating a set of values. That´s what I meant by a poetic component.
- By focusing too much on form, don´t we lose content?
- No. Design is all around us, all the time. Every object has been designed, for better or worse. But good design makes our everyday lives better, happier and more comfortable. The idea should be to make attractive, cheap, useful objects that allow us to dream more.
- How long is Cobi´s shadow?
- In the public´s view, I´ll always be seen as Cobi´s "dad". It´s strange for a designer to be known for a single job. I don´t think it happens very often at all. In this case I just struck lucky and won the competition with a design that was controversial but fun, and people became attached to it.
Faro de Vigo, 28th October 2003
Five hundred entries bid for the Francisco Mantecón design prize
Javier Mariscal visits Terras Gauda winery to sit on competition jury
The success of the international poster competition consolidates it as a point of reference for the design world in general.
Over 500 entries were submitted this year for the "Francisco Mantecón" International Poster Design Competition, organised by the Terras Gauda winery. The designer Javier Mariscal is one of the members of the jury that Hill meet on Friday to judge designs that have been sent in from the USA, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, France, Venezuela, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia and all parts of Spain. This success has made the Francisco Mantecón competition a focus point for the revival of poster design in Spain. With the competition having received a highly favourable reception in the international design world, it has now achieved its primary objective of consolidating itself as a major event for professionals from all over the world.
One objective that has acted as a platform for new designers is to recover the position and tradition that poster design once had in advertising. In addition to receiving a first prize of 6,000 euros, the winning entry will be used in Terras Gauda´s advertising the following year, giving the winner some wonderful publicity, since the firm´s wines are present in international markets and on sale in three continents. There are also two runners-up prizes of 1,500 euros for the other finalists.
Over 2,500 people, including graphic designers, advertising creative teams, design and fine arts schools, and Spanish and international design magazines, were invited to participate in this second edition of the competition, which coincides with the International Year of Design and has won the support of the designer Javier Mariscal. The competition bears the name of the Galician artist who designed the corporate image of the winery, chaired by José María Fonseca, and was launched last year to bring together the wine and design worlds and pay homage to Francisco Mantecón, an intellectual and avant-garde painter and one of the founders of the Galician artists´ group Atlántica.
ABC, 25th October 2003
Mariscal, amb el cartellisme
Concursos: Xavier Mariscal va presentar ahir el segon concurs internacional de cartellisme publicitari Francisco Mantecón, organizat per les bodegues gallegues Terras Gauda. L'artista formarà part del jurat del certamen.
Mariscal to present design awards
Awards: Javier Mariscal is to present the second Francisco Mantecón International Poster Design Competition, organised by the Galician winery Terras Gauda. The artist will also be a member of the jury for the event.
Metro Directe, Thursday, 17 July 2003
2,500 designers take part in Francisco Mantecón competition
The Galician wine firm Bodegas Terras Gauda presented the second edition of the Francisco Mantecón International Poster Design Competition, at the Palo Alto Foundation in Barcelona. This event, which coincides with the International Year of Design, is currently the only one of its kind in the wine sector. The members of the jury will include Javier Mariscal, one of the leading designers of the modern era, as well as Terras Gauda chairman José María Fonseca Moretón and Pilar Barreiro Mosquera, Francisco Mantecón's widow.
Some 2,500 designers from graphic design, advertising, art and design colleges and design magazines will take part in this year's event, The closing date for entries is 29 September. The jury's decision will be announced before 31 December 2003. The jury will award a first prize of 6,000 euros and 1,500 euros for each of the two runners-up. The winery will include the winning poster in their advertising campaign next year.
The competition is named alter the Galician artist Francisco Mantecón, who designed Terras Gauda's corporate image and, according to José María Fonseca at the presentation, "was a friend and artist, and the person who since the winery was founded 13 years ago has backed us so firmly that our early projects would never have got off the ground without him".
In homage to the artist and intellectual, associated with the avant-garde painters, this competition was set up last year to bring the wine and design worlds together.
MLast year there were 56 entries from all over Spain, but this year's event will be international. Yesterday Javier Mariscal said it was an honour and pleasure for him to have been asked to be on the jury, stressing the "dynamic evolution" of the wine sector in Spain over the last 20 years.
La Razón, 17th July 2003
Javier Mariscal elixirá a imaxe publicitaria para Terras Gauda
Bodegas Terras Gauda presentou onte a II Edición do Concurso Internacional de Deseño de Cartelismo Publicitario Francisco Mantecón, o único deste tipo que se convoca no sector vinícola. O concurso é unha homenaxe a Mantecón, creador da imaxe corporativa das bodegas, e a obra premiada será o soporte fundamental sobre o que xire a campaña publicitaria de Terras Gauda o vindeiro ano.
A participación de Javier Mariscal no xurado garante a calidade do certame, ó contar así coa experiencia e o criterio dun deseñador cunha extraordinaria traxectoria profesional, puntal de vangarda do deseño mundial.
Javier Mariscal to select image for Terras Gauda's advertising
Yesterday Bodegas Terras Gauda presented the second Francisco
Mantecón International Poster Design Competition, the only one of its
kina in the wine sector. The event is organised in homage to Francisco Mantecón,
who designed the winery's corporate image, and the winning poster will be the
basis for the firm's advertising campaign next year.
The involvement of Javier Mariscal as a member of the jury will add an extra note of quality to the competition, thanks to the extraordinary success of this world-renowned standard bearer of modern design.
La Región, 10th July 2003
Mariscal to be on Mantecón jury
Yesterday the Terras Gauda winery presented the second edition of the second Francisco Mantecón International Poster Design Competition, with a prize of 6,000 for the winner and two runners-up prizes.
The competition was launched last year to bring the wine and design worlds closer together, in homage to Francisco Mantecón, the designer of the corporate image of the winery, whose flagship wine is Terras Gauda, based on abariño, loureira and caíño grapes. According to the firm's chairman, José María Fonseca, the idea is for the competition to serve as a springboard for new designers and recover the role and tradition of poster design in advertising.
Fonseca also stressed the involvement this year of Javier Mariscal, whose support is a "a major boost" that represents significant progress for the event. Fonseca pointed towards the "success of last year's event in terms of the number of entries", over 60, with 13 finalists. The first prize to Modesto Martínez. This year Fonseca hopes for even more entries to consolidate these awards as a point of reference for the design sector.
Run by José María Fonseca since it was founded in 1990 in O Rosal (Pontevedra), this winery, which has its own vineyards in the Rosal valley, near the Miño estuary, has won many awards both in Spain and abroad.
In recent years Bodegas Terras Gauda has successfully moved into the international market, especially in the United States, Germany and Switzerland.
Diario de Pontevedra, 9th July 2003