La Jornada Deportiva

A weekly publication specialised in sports which was also founded with a clear graphic vocation, as indicated in the subtitle “illustrated newspaper of critique and information” and the full-page photography on the front page, a feature that would characterise it throughout its history. It was sports media that would set the modernising tendency of the press of the 20es, both due to the style of its content as well as for its formal aspect.

La Tribuna

Between 1911 and 1919 La Tribuna was the pioneer amongst the daily graphics of the Catalan press. As of its foundation in 1903, this liberal newspaper, of left-wing inclination and with a popular vocation, wasn't renowned at all for a graphic wagering, since it didn't include any photo; it only included some illustrations on occasions.

La Vanguardia

La Vanguardia, the doyen of the Catalan press, did not really take off until 1888, when it made the switch from political paper to daily newspaper. This change coincided with the appointment of a new director, Modesto Sánchez Ortiz, who modernised it over the next thirteen years, hiring talented writers and turning a second-rate paper into an important publication. Sánchez Ortiz gave it a facelift, commissioning a series of artists to illustrate different events with engravings.

Mujeres Libres

Mujeres Libres was a magazine created in May 1936 by Mercedes Comaposada, Amparo Poch Gascón and Lucía Sánchez Saornil with the aim of ‘awakening female consciousness to libertarian ideas’ and emancipating women ‘from their threefold slavery: slavery of ignorance, slavery of women, and slavery of production’. A total of 13 issues were published at irregular intervals.

Mundo Gráfico

The first publication of the new company Prensa Gráfica S.A., fruit of the split up of the founding team of Nuevo Mundo, the weekly Mundo Gráfico appeared with a first issue containing around 100 images of drawings and photos.

Nuevo Mundo

In January 1894 a new weekly graphic newspaper saw the streets founded by José Perojo, a professional with a solid experience in the field of the press; this is why Nuevo Mundo from the start became the rival of Blanco y Negro (1891). The illustrations were basically drawings dedicated to portraying politicians and already during the first year the use of photoengraving was occasional.


This fortnightly publication, launched the same year as the Sindicato de Periodistas Deportivos de Barcelona, meant the birth of a new journalistic model, namely that of the sports magazine, which still hadn't been tried out in Catalonia. In order to introduce itself quickly into the market it had to take a risk in terms of shape and contents, while at the same time maintaining its own tradition of native sports press.

Tierra y Libertad

One of the most iconic mastheads of the anarchist press in Spain and often a mouthpiece for anarchist and pro-FAI.