Tristan Manco is an illustrator, designer, art director and author with 18 years of experience within the creative industries working with high profile arts and music clients. He has designed for numerous music labels, arts festivals and institutions. High profile projects included working on the iconic Blur ‘Think Tank’ album artwork, multimedia projects for musician Peter Gabriel and animations for the author of “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”, Douglas Adams.
Since 2002 he has become best known as an author of various art and design-based books with publishers Thames and Hudson, starting with Stencil Graffiti (2002) followed by Street Logos (2004), Graffiti Brasil (2005), Street Sketchbook (2007) and Street Sketchbook: Journeys (2010). These books focused on the emerging artistic and design talent coming from the world of street art and graffiti around the world. Tristan has also written for publications such as Varoom, Creative Review, Design Week, Juxtapoz and many other design and culture magazine.
Today his focus is increasingly on art direction and is currently a consultant. Such as his art consultancy for the Wahaca chain of Mexican street food restaurants,which involves liaising with artists to create installations and murals at each of their new spaces.
Tristan will be judging the Public Realm category.