With posters made from stone, Codea is a studio challenging convention
Founded by university friends Alex Martí, Jose Rosales and Richard Sunyol, the Barcelona-based studio aims to leaves its audience wondering what move it will make next.
- Olivia Hingley
- 25 January 2023
In a modern creative landscape, no one wants to be labelled as conventional. But perhaps among the most adverse to such categorisation is Codea studio. Describing itself as a creative company “willing to defy convention”, the studio aims to “challenge everything considered ordinary and predictable, questioning all established models and contradicting any rules along the way”. With this approach, the team hopes to build something truly unique for the brands they work with (often across culture, arts and lifestyle), giving them an identity that will “ignite conversation”.
Taking inspiration from similarly genre defying creatives like artist Hang Gao and Studio Dumbar, Codea incorporates “radical honesty, humour and meta-advertising" into its diverse work. Its portfolio spans posters made from slabs of stone, earthy identities for yoga studios to spiking, horror-inspired fonts. Taking one approach for each project, rest assured that the next one will be going in an entirely different direction.
Codea Studio: Madd (Copyright @ Codea, 2022)
About the Author
Olivia (she/her) joined the It’s Nice That team as an editorial assistant in November 2021 and soon became staff writer. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English literature and history, she’s particularly interested in photography, publications and type design.