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Can Danus, 3
Palma de Mallorca, 07001

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Biography/Work Experience

Atlas Atlas is an award winning design agency with over 40 years of international experience and knowledge. Based in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), they work for local, national and international clients from across the globe. Established in 2013, Atlas is directed by two partners — Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín — and were later joined by Rafa Roses as a Senior Associate. They have chosen to keep the studio relatively small and are currently a team of ten designers supported by a studio manager. Each of their clients work directly with one of the partners and/or Senior Asscociate. This allows them to overview every project personally with passion and personal commitment, offering hands-on solutions for a select range of clients. The underlying principles at Atlas are clarity, simplicity and commitment to finding unique, tailor-made results for every project in a conscious effort to avoid repetition and formulaic responses. Astrid Stavro (Founding Partner & Creative Director) The daugther of a publisher and a printer, Astrid Stavro has ink running through her veins since her birth in 1972 (Trieste, Italy). As a natural born 'blue-blood' designer, she initially explored the printed word at college through philosophy and literature. She went on to study the expression of the printed word through Graphic Design, graduating with a First Class Certificate from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and with Distinction from The Royal College of Art in London. Stavro then moved to Barcelona where she founded and directed the award-winning Astrid Stavro Studio for ten years. She specializes in concept driven art direction and editorial design. Stavro has an international reputation for ideas based, thoughtful designs executed with exquisite typographic sensibility and attention to craft. Her approach is rigorous, letting the content speak for itself and avoiding frivolous or superficial solutions. She lectures extensively on design related subjects worldwide and has taught editorial design in various colleges. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and she is a frequent Jury Member in design competitions worldwide including twice at D&AD, one of them as Foreman in Book Design. Stavro has written numerous articles for some of the top international design Journals and is currently the Design Director and Editor at large of Elephant magazine. Pablo Martín (Founding Partner & Creative Director) Pablo Martín was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1964. He studied graphic design in EINA — where he eventually became a teacher in typography and editorial design for more than 15 years. Martín worked for Mario Eskenazi Associates between 1985 and 1989. He later joined Vignelli Associates in New York. On his return in 1993, he founded the eponymous studio Grafica alongside Fernando Gutiérrez, who left the company in 2000 to become a partner at Pentagram UK. Grafica was responsible for the design of Matador magazine, El País de las Tentaciones, the mythical campaigns for the shoe manufacturer Camper, lamp producer Metalarte and the redesign of La Vanguardia and all it’s weekly supplements. Between 1993 and 2013, Grafica also worked as a consultancy for clients such as Airbus Industrie, Bticino, Canal Sur, Grupo Prisa, Phaidon Press, Barcelona City Council and ICEX, amongst many others. In 2014 Martín won the Spanish National Design Award in the Professional Design Category, recongnizing an outstanding lifetime achivement in graphic design. Awarded by the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, it is the most prestigious Spanish design award and was handed in person by the King of Spain, Felipe VI.


Selected awards: 2017 - D&AD, 2 Wood Pencils (Elephant magazine and MAST) 2017 - SPD 52, Medal Finalist (Elephant 26), Medal Finalist (Story, Explosions: Elephant 29), 1 Merit (Elephant 28) 2017 - Merit, Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) 2017 - Nomination, German Design Award 2016 - 50 Books/50 Covers, 2 entries, Design Observer & AIGA 2016 - Graffica Award 2016 2016 - Stack Awards, Highly Commended, Art Director of the Year (Elephant) 2016 - Gold (Editorial Design, Elephant 25), Design Week Awards 2016 - Silver Cube, Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) 2016 - 1 Gold, 4 Silvers, 1 Bronze (Laus Awards) 2016 - D&AD, 1 Wood Pencil 2016 - SPD 51, Magazine of the Year Finalist (Elephant magazine) 2016 - SPD 51, Silver Medal (Design, Entire Issue), Medal Finalist (Design, Magazine Spread), 3 Merits (Elephant Magazine) 2016 - 9 Nominations, German Design Award 2016 - Judges' Choice (Elephant), Type Directors Club (TDC62) 2016 - 2 Certificates of Typographic Excellence, Type Directors Club (TDC62) 2015 - 50 Books/50 Covers, 1 entry, Design Observer & AIGA 2015 - D&AD, 1 Graphite Pencil, Best Design Agency 2015 2015 - D&AD, 1 Graphite Pencil, 6 Wood Pencils 2015 - Gold Medal, 5 Merit Awards, Society of Publication Designers (SPD50) 2015 - AWDA Award (AIAP Women in Design Award), AIAP, Milano 2015 - Silver Cube, Art Directors Club of New York (ADC) 2015 - Gold Bar, YCN Professional Awards 2015 - 1 Platinum Award, 1 Gold Award (Posters), Graphis 2015 - 1 Laus Aporta / Fundació Banc Sabadell 2015 - 1 Gold Laus Awards, 3 Silvers 2015 - Best self-published photobook of the year, PHOTO ESPAÑA 2015 - Nomination, German Design Award 2015 - The Annual, Creative Review (Elephant magazine 21) 2014 - D&AD, In-Book 2014 - Spanish National Design Award 2014 - 1 Premier Award (with AGI Spain), 12 Certificates of Typographic Excellence, ISTD 2014 - 50 Books/50 Covers, 2 entries, Design Observer & AIGA 2014 - 2 Gold Awards, 17 Silvers, Laus Awards 2013 - 3 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2013 - The Annual (Creative Review) 2012 - 1 Grand Laus (with AGI Spain), 6 Gold Awards, 9 Silvers, Laus Awards 2012 - Silver Award, Art Directors Club of Europe 2012 - The Annual (Creative Review) 2012 - D&AD Silver Pencil, 2 In-Books 2012 - Certificate of Typographic Excellence, Type Directors Club (TDC58) 2011 - Silver Award, Laus Awards 2010 - Nomination, German Design Award 2010 - D&AD, In-Book 2010 - 1 Gold Award, 1 Silver, Laus Awards 2010 - The Annual (Creative Review) 2009 - D&AD, 2 In-Books 2009 - 2 Premier Awards, 2 Certificates of Typographic Excellence, ISTD 2009 - 2 Golds, 17 Silvers, Laus Awards, 2009 - Silver Award, European Design Awards 2009 - The Annual (Creative Review) 2009 - Gold Award, Visual Awards 2008 - D&AD Silver Pencil, 1 In-Book 2008 - Gold Medal, Best Magazine, 4 Silver Awards, SND 2008 - 3 Gold Awards, 3 Silvers, Laus Awards 2007 - Platinum Award, Graphis (Graphic Design) 2007 - Gold Award, Design Week Awards 2007 - Distinctive Merit, Art Directors Club (ADC) 2007 - 4 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2007 - European Design Awards, Merit 2007 - I.D. Annual Design, Honorary Mention 2007 - Lifetime Achievement Award, Visual Awards 2006 - Gold Award, Art Directors Club of Europe (ADC*E) 2006 - 2 Gold Awards, 2 Silvers, Laus Awards 2006 - D&AD, In-Book 2006 - The Annual (Creative Review) 2006 - Gold Award, Visual Awards 2005 - 1 Gold Award, 1 Silver, Laus Awards 2004 - 4 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2004 - 3 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2003 - 3 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2002 - D&AD Silver Pencil 2002 - 2 Gold Awards, 4 Silvers, Laus Awards 2001 - 5 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 2000 - 2 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 1999 - Merit Award, SPD 1998 - Gold Medal, ADC 1999 - Silver Award, Laus Awards 1998 - Silver Cube, Art Directors Club (ADC) 1998 - 2 Gold Awards, 2 Silvers, Laus Awards 1997 - Silver, Donside Design Awards 1997 - Best project, Donside Design Awards 1995 - Best project, 1 Silver, Donside Design Awards 1995 - Best World Design, 2 Gold Awards, 10 Silver Awards, SND 1995 - Merit Award, SPD 1994 - Silver Award, Donside Design Awards 1994 - Certificate of Typographic Excellence, ISTD 1993 - Gold Award, Laus Awards 1993 - Silver Award, Typographic International Association 1991 - 2 Silver Awards, Laus Awards 1989 - Merit, Art Directors Club (ADC)

Graphis Awards

Platinum Award, Viva Massimo (Poster), 2015 Gold Award, Barcelona Design Museum (Poster Series), 2015 Platinum Award, The Art of the Grid (Graphic Design), 2007


Astrid Stavro: MA, The Royal College of Art (London) BA, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (London) Pablo Martín: EINA (Barcelona)


Atlas creates far-reaching and sincere design solutions for a select range of global clients, including but not limited to: Phaidon Press Camper Hachette Rusconi Random House Mondadori Barcelona Design Museum Laurence King Lars Müller Publishers Frame Publishers Grupo Prisa Canal Sur Casino de Ibiza BMW IBM YCN La Fábrica Santa & Cole Airbus Industrie Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía CCCB (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona) Grupo Godó The National Energy Museum Mahou San Miguel Grupo Planeta Acciona Miró Foundation RM Publishers MACK Publishers Metalarte The Royal College of Art Generalitat de Catalunya Barcelona Tourism Office Barcelona City Council Palau Robert La Central


Both Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín are members of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale), the world's most prestigious design association. Other memberships include D&AD, AIGA (Design Leaders), ISTD, The Typographic Circle, SPD, TDC and ADG-FAD. They lecture and give workshops on design across the globe and are frequent Jury members in the most prestigious award competitions and universities worldwide. Stavro is currently a member of the board of ADG-FAD (the Spanish Association of Graphic Designers) and former Secretary of the Spanish chapter of AGI for 4 years. Martín is the current President of AGI Spain, former President of the Graphic Communication Foundation and former member of the ADG-FAD board as well as the Art Directors Club of Europe.

Area of Expertise

Visual Identity, Art Direction, Editorial Design, Book Design, Exhibition Design, Packaging, Branding, Web Design, Event Graphics, Writing on Design