Painter, photographer, graphic designer and sculptor, Jordi Fornas i Martínez was born in Barcelona in 1927, where he died in 2011. He trained at the Escola de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi in Barcelona and he earned a scholarship to study in Paris. In the fifties he participated in several international exhibitions. He renewed the graphic design of the magazine Serra d'Or and Edicions 62.
In 2010, he donated photographic documents, posters and book cover designs to the Biblioteca de Catalunya.