Alex Trochut was born in 1981 in Barcelona, Spain. After completing his studies at Elisava Escola Superior de Disseny, Alex established his own design studio in Barcelona before relocating to New York City. Through his design, illustration and typographic practice he has developed an intuitive way of working that has resulted in his expressive visual style.
For Alex, typography functions on two hierarchical levels. First, there is the image of the word we see; reading comes secondary. As a designer, Alex focuses on the potential of language as a visual medium, pushing language to its limits so that seeing and reading become the same action and text and image become one unified expression.
Mixing styles and genres and drawing equally from pop culture, street culture, fashion and music, Alex has created design, illustration and typography for a diverse range of clients: Nike, Adidas, The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, BBC, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, The Guardian, The New York Times, Time Magazine and many others. Alex’s work has been internationally recognized, appearing in in exhibitions and publications worldwide.
He has given talks and been honored by the Art Directors Club––including being named a 2008 Young Gun––the Type Directors Club, and the Creative Review, among others. His monograph, More Is More, explores his working methodologies and influences and was published in 2011. Alex currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Alex has worked across disciplines to bring to life design solutions tailored to meet the concerns of each client. Alex works collaboratively with a range of clients traversing music, fashion, editorial, and beyond: from developing a visual language for bands like The Rolling Stones, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend to expressively communicating a new product or direction for companies like Coca-Cola, Nike and British Airways to developing engaging editorial for publications like The New York Times, The Guardian and Esquire UK.
With every new project, Alex fuses his aesthetic sensibility with a prescient cultural understanding to create distinctive designs, illustrations and typography.
Alex has been honored for his work in design and typography by industry pioneers like The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts and Graphis. In 2008, he was recognized for his inventive lettering style and was named an Art Directors Club Young Gun, honoring designers under 30. In 2014, Binary Prints was celebrated by the Creative Review with the coveted Best In Book Award in recognition of the inventive printing technique used to create day and night prints on a single page.