Alex Trochut (b.1981) is a graphic designer and typographer from Barcelona, Spain, but currently lives in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. He is notable as being the influence of his grandfather, older graphic artist Joan Trochut. Alex Trochut has produced some iconic music albums, including U.S. singer Katy Perry’s single Roar and also for the Rolling Stones album, titled Rolled Gold: The Very Best of Rolling Stones. As of 2008, he was pronounced as Art Directors Club Young Gun.
Alex Trochut had been studying at the ELISAVA Escola Superior de Disseny (School of Design). When he had finished his studies, he had established a design studio of his own based in Barcelona. Trochut had been working for two years at Toormix and then Vasava, two design studios in Barcelona, before moving to New York City where he is currently working for various clients on design, typography and illustration.
Throughout his career, Trochut has been creating illustration, design and typography for many clients at brands for Nike, Puma, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Katy Perry, Rolling Stones, British Broadcasting Corporation and British Airways as well as that for magazines and tabloids including The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and Esquire UK.
In 2011, his monograph, titled More is More, was published and written by local writer Dani Navarro. This work explores Trochut’s practices and influences within his career
Trochut’s works have been exhibited in many locations around the world including Paris, New York, Barcelona, Art Basel and so on.
The Type Directors Club, known as Communication Arts and Graphis, has been awarding Trochut for his work in design and typography as well as being recognized for his ingenious style with lettering and typeface and was called “the Young Gun in the Art Directors Club” in 2008, honoring other young designers under the age of 30.