Javier Mariscal is a Valencian Spanish artist and designer who has been living, since 1970, in Barcelona. His work has spanned through a wide range of mediums, ranging from painting and sculpture to interior design, landscaping, cartoons and films. In 1989, Cobi was chosen as the mascot for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. In 1989 he opened the Estudio Mariscal and collaborated with designers and architects such as Arata Isozaki, Alfredo Arribas, Fernando Salas, and others. In 1995, Twypsy was chosen as the mascot for the Hannover 2000 Expo. In 1999 Mariscal received the national Design Prize of the Spanish Department of the Industry and the BCD Foundation grants for his professional career. In 2011 he won the Award of the Hungarian National Student Jury for the film Chico and Rita at the 7th Festival of European Animated Feature Films and TV Specials.