About

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Oscar Marine Brandi (born 1951 in Madrid, Spain) is a designer, illustrator, expert typographer and professional artist;

Marine is one of the major communicators in Spain. His internationally renowned work includes iconic designs for filmmakers like Pedro Almodóvar, Alex de la Iglesia, and Julio Medem, musicians like Bruce Springsteen, The Psychedelic Furs or Brian Eno and a variety of firms (Absolut Vodka, Hugo Boss, Camper, Loewe...) He is the founder of OMB Graphic Design studio in Madrid.

In the area of branding, his projects for Camper, Loewe and Vega Sicilia are well known in Spanish design circles. International achievements include the renowned US advertising campaign for Absolut Vodka Absolut Marine for Seagram USA, his work for Swatch, Benetton, Fabrica and the Japanese Narizuka Corporation. Also the development of the brand for Sir Norman Foster architectural studio in London, Foster and Partners, where his concepts remit one to the aesthetics of London in the swinging 60s.

 

He has an extensive portfolio of editorial projects, and in the world of journalism, in 2007, the Spanish newspaper El País entrusted his studio with the design of their leading editions. The El País Semanal (the Sunday glossy magazine) has recovered its original name, Babelia (the Saturday newspaper cultural review) has totally transformed its contents. Domingo (the Sunday newspapers current affairs section) provides in-depth journalism for the weekend. He has also supervised the overall redesign of the daily newspaper, altering typographic protocols, and giving the content legibility, readability and credibility. Since 2005 Marine is responsible for the art direction of the exquisite design of the C International Photo Magazine, undoubtedly the most prestigious photographic art magazine in the world published by IvoryPress, London.

Many musicians have requested Marines input in the creation of their album covers: Bruce Springsteen, Immaculate Fools, The Psychedelic Furs, Andres Calamaro, Los Rodríguez, Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers, Siniestro Total, Michel Camilo and Tomatito.

 

His projects for film include iconic posters for All About My Mother by Pedro Almodóvar, The Day of the Beast by Alex de la Iglesia, and Tierra by Julio Medem. This connection with cinema continues with designs for film festivals such as Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Films of Bilbao (Spain), where Marine poster was awarded the New York Art Directors Club Award for 2000.

He also designed the official look for the last two editions of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain) and all of its sections. His Federico García Lorca-like designs are featured in the scenery of the renowned flamenco dancer, Eva Yerbabuenas, show El huso de la memoria.