Petra, the Paralympic mascot for Barcelona 1992, was designed by Javier Mariscal, a prolific Spanish designer and illustrator. Mariscal, who specialised in product and industrial design, not only
created Petra and Cobi, Petra’s counterpart for the Olympic Games, but was also responsible for the design of the EXPO 2000. Petra is depicts a positive, extroverted, independent, energetic and
brave girl with no arms.