Fabricio VandenBroeck

Designer, illustrator, painter and editor

Fabricio Vanden Broeck

Born in 1955, in Mexico City. An illustrator, designer, painter and editor, he is also a design teacher at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, in Mexico City.His illustrations have been published in The New York Times Book Review, Libération in Paris, La Vanguardia in Barcelona, and El Mundo del siglo XXI in Madrid, as well as in the cultural magazine El Malpensante (Bogotá, Colombia) and in Letras Libres, the leading literary magazine in Mexico, where he is also the illustration editor.

He has won various awards, both in Mexico and abroad. Among others, the second prize in the 1993 Noma Concours of Illustration organized by the Unesco in Tokyo, Japan.For seven years in a row, his work for the mexican newspaper Reforma was awarded the “Excellence Award for Illustration” and, in 1999, the “Silver Award” by the International Society of Newspaper Design.

In 2000 he was awarded the “Utopía” prize by Fundalectura in Colombia for the illustration of the text written by Gabriel García Márquez for his Nobel Prize speech. One of the books he illustrated, “El morralito de ocelote”, was selected for 2000’s IBBY’s Honor List (a biennial selection of the best children’s books published worldwide).

In 2003, a portfolio of his work was featured in the edition of the Society of Newspaper Design showcase and his work was also exhibited in the prestigious American Illustration website.In 2007, “La Cucaracha” illustrated by him, was selected for the “The White Ravens 2007” exhibition by the Internationale Jugendbibliothek in Bologna’s Fiera del Libro per Ragazzi. He was Mexico’s nominee for the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 2010.