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Cristóbal Schmal Illustration

Cristóbal Schmal was born in Arica, Chile. A dusty city in the Atacama Desert. He studied Graphic Design in Valparaiso and then moved to Barcelona (Spain) where he lived for 7 nice years. Two years ago he moved to Berlin.

Greatest Inspirations or Influences?

  • Chilean communist graphics from the ’70′s, engravings,
  • posters, travels, old typography;
  • German Modernism, films, literature and music.

Most interesting projects you have done so far?

  • Poster about Berlin for a Bauhaus Archive exhibition
  • Poster about Bauhaus Movement for a Bauhaus City Tour in Berlin organized by Inpolis
  • Some Illustrations about Russian poets that lived in Baku city for a Magazine in Baku

Favorite websites/blogs/publications?

What would be a dream project for you?
I would really like to make a Film, or some animation project.

Why has Berlin become such a creative hub in Europe?

Because of its history, its spaces, the low prices and its strategic location in Europe

What do  you like most about living in Berlin?

I enjoy Berlin for its quality of life, people are relaxed. There is also a great tradition in terms of Graphic Design and Illustration concerns. And its still cheap!

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