Javier Guerrero is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and magazine producer from Valencia Spain. Hoodie Mag met Javi through ‘Badcollage’ (an earlier Hoodie Mag feature artist). Javi’s online publishing project, Mosssaic Magazine, really impressed us and we thought it was a great story to feature in our own online Mag. Mosssaic Magazine professionally promotes young artists from all over the world - just like Hoodie Mag! We are thrilled to be connecting with him and Mosssaic Magazine and hope to bring you regular updates about this exciting Spanish based publishing project.
Javi launched Mosssaic Magazine in 2017. It’s a project that lets me combine my greatest passions: design, illustration and photography. It also gives me the chance to connect with other amazing local and international artists. Seven months in, my friend Jose Martinez joined the magazine and he now handles the editorial team. We hope we can increase the staff little by little so the magazine can continue to grow.
Mosssaic Magazine’s key goal is to show off the artists and art world around us. It features illustrators, music producers, graphic designers, photographers, motion-graphers, tattoo artists and many other young creatives. The magazine presents four different artists in each issue, focusing on how they work, their creative mediums and how they represent the world. Our goal is to give young artists international and professional exposure and we are really inspired by the level of participation and collaboration from the emerging and frontline artists we are meeting and featuring. Mosssaic Magazine’s 7 issues can be found on Yumpu, a popular platform for online magazines from all over the world. The front cover of the current issue features graffiti artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón (Belin) and one of his amazing postneocubismo style works. Belin is also well know for his photorealist murals.
Outside the magazine project, Javi works as a graphic designer and illustrator, working on brand design for a handful of corporate clients and independent artists. He also makes photo illustrations and digital collages in his spare time. I love working with photographic images and giving them a different look. I love combining the real and fictitious. I particularly like collaborating with other artists on creative projects - it’s such a wonderful opportunity to combine different artistic styles into one artwork. I’ve recently started collaborating with an artist called Tamara Bois. Together we have created a collective called Bogue Art. We are great friends and have similar design interests and aspirations and look forward to making some interesting work together.
As a young artist…. I plan to devote my life to art!
Photos: By Javier Guerrero. Cesar Martinez by @pabl0gallard0