Cracking editorial illustration from Berlin's Cristóbal Schmal

Date
15 February 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Chilean Berliner Cristóbal Schmal has got editorial illustration nailed. The South American native utilises impeccable composition and a reductive geometric style to create images that are immediately engaging, communicating their message with speed and precision. They also look magnificent. Cristóbal’s journey to professional illustration hasn’t been an easy one. Having trained as a graphic designer in his home town he spent five years in Spain working in commercial studios and as a waiter, pursuing illustration on the side. That incubation time seems to have worked well though as he’s sidestepped the awkward teething period many commercial illustrators experience while finding their feet, and cut straight to the good stuff. Look out for this man over the next couple of years, he’s going to be huge.

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Cristóbal Schmal: Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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Cristóbal Schmal: Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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Cristóbal Schmal: Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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Cristóbal Schmal: Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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Cristóbal Schmal: Neue Zürcher Zeitung

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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