Martín León Barreto
Uruguayan illustrator and graphic designer currently based in Madrid, Spain.
Mostly focused on the editorial field, he illustrates for children as well for adults, including big school book collections, creating characters, or developing conceptual images for magazines and newspapers
The common point is always the simple and economical pencil line which is hidden behind each illustration.
The line is the soul. Textures or flat colors are just the shell.
He has collaborated with many publishers, magazines and newspapers such as: The Guardian, New York Times, Boston Globe, Diagonal, National Journal, Fortune, Fastcompany, Entrepreneur, Psychologies, Strategy and Business, Santillana, Bruño, John Hopkins, among others.
– “Compostela international award” for illustrated books.
– “White Ravens 2012 (250 children’s books world selection)
– 2013 Iberoamerican catalogue of illustration. (Selection)
Illustrators 59 exhibit and book
(Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators / New York)
Creative Quarterly 44
American Illustration Latin American 5
DPI Magazine 202