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    Alvaro Laura: Illustration on employees taking clients with them when they leave companies

See super-versatile illustrator Alvaro Laura in our new ABSOLUT Network profile

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Versatility is one of the key skills that can help insulate a creative against the vicissitudes of the working world and so Alvaro Laura is really well-placed to flourish as he is able to turn his talented hands to such an eclectic range of commissions. Scrolling through his portfolio, you find that the Spanish born, Berlin-based illustrator moves effortlessly between the silly and the serious, the conceptual and the commercial.

So one minute you’re enjoying his posters for the Retiro Park Puppet Theatre in Madrid, stringed animals bursting with colour and vibrancy, and the next your catapulted into a seething, spitting mass of mods. Then you’re musing on his conceptual editorial pieces illustrating ideas as diverse as transsexuality and the danger of employees taking clients with them when they leave companies, clear and communicative, and the next your dazzled by work for massive brands like Puma, Red Bull, Alfa Romeo and Eden Spiekermann.

His busy work schedule barely leaves him time for learning German alongside his passions for playing guitar and skatebaording, “But I will make it…” he tells us in his online biography. rom what we’ve seen, only a fool would bet against him…

For the next few weeks we’re showcasing some of the dazzling creatives which form part of the ABSOLUT Network, which brings together some of the finest cutting-edge creatives in Spain.

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    Alvaro Laura: We’re The Mods, We’re the Mods

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    Alvaro Laura: We’re The Mods, We’re the Mods

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    Alvaro Laura: Retiro Park Puppet Theatre

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    Alvaro Laura: Retiro Park Puppet Theatre

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    Alvaro Laura: Retiro Park Puppet Theatre

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    Alvaro Laura: Illustration on Facebook’s face recognition technology

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    Alvaro Laura: Transsexuality

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    Alvaro Laura: Webdagene 2012 Netlife Research

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.