About

Brosmind Studio

Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro in 2006. Their style is fresh and optimistic and always combines fantasy and humor. Their illustrations have been awarded with the most prestigious international awards, like Cannes Lions, Clio, Eurobest, Graphis, Sol, CdeC, Laus, among others… They are the most published spanish illustrator in Lürzer’s Archive and recently were selected for Lürzer’s Archive Special 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide. The brothers have work for clients such as Nike, Microsoft, Virgin, Gillette, Honda, Land Rover, Volkswagen, Kidrobot… but their universe is not fully understood without their personal artistic projects, like Brosmind Army, Brosmind RV, Brosmind City, Brosmind Wagon and the most recent What’s Inside?

Mingarro brothers

Juan (1978) and Alejandro (1981) were born in Huesca, Spain. As children, they were already a creative couple and spent their time drawing comics, building vehicles for their toys and making home movies with a domestic camcorder. In 2001, Juan graduated in Pharmacy at the University of Barcelona. Then, he began to study Graphic Design at Elisava Design School. After graduating he joined the advertising agency Villarrosas. In 2006 his short movie “Hitchcock devoured by the birds” won a Bronze in the Output Awards 06. Alejandro studied Industrial Design at Elisava Design School in Barcelona. He also studied in Holland at Arnhem University of Art and in London at Central St. Martin’s School of Art. He graduated in 2003 and received the Injuve Design Award which recognizes most promising young spanish designers. In 2004 he joined FABRICA, the Benetton Research and Communication Center in Italy. In 2006 they got together again and founded Brosmind Studio.

 


Awards

 

Gold
Laus 2012

Trophy
Graffica 2011

Bronze (Outdoor)
Cannes 2011

Shortlist (Press)
Cannes 2011

Winner
Comm. Arts 2011

Bronze (Ext.)
El Sol 2011

Bronze (Cam.)
El Sol 2011

Gold
FAB 2011

Bronze (Illust.)
CdeC 2011

Bronze (Anim.)
CdeC 2011

Silver
Eurobest 2010

Bronze
Clio 2010

Gold
La Lluna 2010

Gold
ÑH6 2009

Gold (Advert.)
Graphis 2009

Silver
ArtClash 2009

Silver
Laus 2009

Shortlist (Press)
Cannes 2008

Gold
El Sol 2008

Silver
ArtClash 2007

Silver (Press)
Cannes 2007

Gold (Outdoor)
Cannes 2007

Gold
Laus 2007

Bronze (POS)
CdeC 2007

Bronze (Outd.)
CdeC 2007

Bronze
Output 2006

Gold
Injuve 2004

 


Clients

Coca-cola · LINE · Orange · Burton · Nickelodeon · Bicycle · IKEA · Colab · Kidrobot · Product (RED) · Nike Running · Work Style Magazine · Fedrigoni · David Gray · Microsoft · Shit® · Maetierra · Balvi · TheLadders · Land Rover · Phish · Time Out Magazine · Wolfmother · Dave Matthews Band · Plátano de Canarias · Barcelonés Magazine · Renfe · Volkswagen · Wired Magazine · Enric Rovira · Escola Elisava · Étapes Magazine · ATM · Excedrin · 55DSL · Bancaja · Dagravit · Telecable · Bulevard Rosa · Honda · Virgin · New York Post · Gillette · The Love Comes · Outside Lands Music & Arts · My Morning Jacket · OFFF · Bonnaroo

 


Talks & Workshops

#ffbcn Fàbrica Futur – CaixaForum, Barcelona, 2014

VIII Jornadas sobre la práctica del diseño – Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón, Zaragoza, 2014

OFFF Quebec – Salle Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil, Canada, 2014

TOCA ME design conference – Alte Kongresshalle, Munich, Germany, 2014

Taller: Las piedras – Museo Vivanco, Briones, La Rioja, 2014

Futur Variable – CaixaForum, Barcelona, 2014

Postgraduate Diploma in Comic and Illustration – Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava, Barcelona, 2014

Creative Mornings – Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2013

We Love Graphic Design – Madshop, Copenhagen, 2013

Pecha Kucha Design Night Barcelona – Antiga fàbrica Damm, Barcelona, 2013

Master en Disseny i Direcció d’Art – Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava, Barcelona, 2013

OFFF Barcelona 2013 – DHUB, Barcelona, 2013

ESDissabte – Esdi Escuela Superior de Diseño, Sabadell, 2013

DNIT – CaixaForum, Barcelona, 2012

Mr. Marcel School’s Weekend Pills – UTOPIC_US, Madrid, 2012

OFFF Lille 2012 – Cinema de la Gare St Sauveur, Lille, France, 2012

Beijing Design Week – Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2012

Reasons to be Creative – The Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK, 2012

OFFF México 2012 – Auditorio Blackberry, México DF, 2012

Acte de Cloenda de l’Escola Illa – Auditori del Vapor Llonch, Sabadell, 2012

WEMADETHIS.ES – Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, 2012

WEMADETHIS.ES – Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York, 2012

OFFF Barcelona 2012 – DHUB, Barcelona, 2012

Graffica Awards 2011 – Instituto Europeo di Design (IED), Madrid, 2011

Tacca 2011 – CCCB, Barcelona, 2011

Blanc 2011 (Workshop) – Neapolis, Vilanova i la Geltrú, 2011

OFFF Cincinnati 2011 – Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2011

Get Set Festival – OPO Lab, Oporto, 2011

OFFF Atelier (Workshop) – OFFF Atelier, Barcelona, 2011

Laus 2011 Awards Ceremony – CCCB’s Theater, Barcelona, 2011

OFFF Barcelona 2011 – CCCB, Barcelona, 2011

Multi-Mania – Kortrijk Xpo, Belgium, 2011

Motiva 2011 – Casa de Cultura de Avilés, Asturias, 2011

Ping Pong Shop – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2011

Avant Laus 2011 – Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 2011

DI3, Curso de Diseño y Comunicación (Workshop)- La Almunia, Zaragoza, 2011

17 Jornadas de Diseño – Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja, Logroño, 2011

Workshops Week – Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava, Barcelona, 2010

Blanc. Festival de Disseny Gráfic de Catalunya – Vilanova i La Geltrú, 2010

 


Exhibitions

Pictoplasma Character Portraits (Collective) – MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Monterrey, 2014

Brosmind Expo (Solo) – Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, 2014

BCNMCR (Collective) – TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester, 2014

Pen and ink (Solo) – Madshop, Barcelona, 2013

ReciproCity (Collective) – The private space (Barcelona), Betahaus Cafe (Berlin), 2013

What’s Inside? (Solo) – Mitte Gallery, Barcelona, 2013

ON! Handcrafted Digital Playgrounds (Collective) – Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2013

Cm2: Printing talentos de hoy en día! (Collective) – Otrascosas de Villarrosás, Barcelona, 2011

Loft is in the air (Collective) – Passatge del sucre, Barcelona, 2011

Brosmind Army goes to London (Solo) – Kemistry Gallery, London, 2010

Jazzs (Collective) – Galería Esther Montoriol, Barcelona, 2010

Brosmind Army: Los Canotiers (Solo) – Otrascosas de Villarrosás, Barcelona, 2010

Super Discount! (Collective) – Otrascosas de Villarrosás, Barcelona, 2010

Merch & Promo (Collective) – Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona, 2007

Conversational Spanish (Collective) – The Aram Gallery, London, 2006

Offjectes (Collective) – Palau Reial de Pedralbes, Barcelona, 2006

Objectar (Collective) – Memòria i Creació. Convent dels Àngels, Barcelona, 2003

Brosmind_World (Solo) – Circuit de Primavera del Disseny, Barcelona, 2003

Reflexus (Collective) – Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Barcelona, 2003

 

 


Credits

Header animations by Homedecaramel.