alademosca-Mark Brooks
Study of the Creative Speciments

Design Product & Packaging

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I did this work for art director Mark Brooks. The commission was to recreate imaginary creative specimens in watercolor, inspired by the biological classifications of Charles Darwin and his contemporaries. It was about making vintage-style Illustrations merging animals, insects and botanics to Hybrid Creatures

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations have been part of the visual identity of the virtual fisrt Adobe 99U Conference. 2020 They have been used on the event website and in the conference advertisings.

How did you make this work:
Inspired by the biological classifications of Charles Darwin and his contemporaries, art director and graphic designer Mark Brooks digitally rendered the organisms by referencing vintage illustrations. He then passed the project to me (alademosca_illustrator) and I recreated the creatures in watercolor.

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Mark Brooks. Art director and designer
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Mark Brooks, art director and designer of fisrt virtual Adobe 99U Conference

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Escola D'art i Superior de Disseny Illes Balears
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Joanmiquel Bennasar Mas (alademosca) is an illustrator from Mallorca, Balearic Islands. He studied illustration in “Escola D’art i Superior de Disseny” Illes Balears in 2001. Since then, he has worked in illustration projects for editorials, advertising agencies, design studios and museums. He has been awarding with “Premi Junceda d’Il·lustració” in 2009, 2011 and 2019.