Mario Lombardo works for a variety of music, DVD, fashion label and magazine companies. He was the art director of SPEX magazine and in 2004, he founded the BUREAU Mario Lombardo in Cologne. He works primarily with the print medium in the cultural arena – music, fashion, photography, design, architecture, contemporary art and TV. Lombardo’s work is interdisciplinary, creating connections between language, space, aesthetics, material and poetry. He is art director for Liebling magazine and member of the jury for a variety of photography and design competitions, as well as teaching at design colleges. His work has been honoured with more than 70 national and international design awards.