21 December 2018
Laia Clos, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, won at the third edition of the Design Market Campari Award for the most innovative design, organised by the FAD, with her project "The Four Seasons, SisTeMu", with Tom Edicions.
Through Mot Studio, they created SisTeMu, a graphic notation system that interprets musical texture, which translates music notation into simple geometric shapes and basic colours, exploring the rhythmic and melodic harmonies that are found in music compositions.
The award-winning project is an interpretation of the four concerts for violin of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’. Each of the posters is the complete translation of a concert – a season – played by the principal violin.
The jury awarded it the prize for “the ability to transform music into a highly attractive visual piece and the sensitivity when doing so, with a very precise process and a visually beautiful result”.
Side B of the Mot studio, Tom Edicions, carries out design projects that aren’t subject to a prior commission and that are born out of the desire to explore different sphere and languages of graphic design, at all times on the basis of a conceptualisation of a subject or the interest in a specific area.
18 December 2018
Víctor García Tur, alumnus and teacher of Latest Design Trends in the third year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, has won the 21st Mercè Rodoreda short story and narrative prize for The Country of the Blind. The prizes at the Festival of Catalan Arts were presented at the 68th Santa Llúcia’s Eve.
Tur’s work is a reflection on the idea of falsehood and plagiarism, where the author pays “homage to the heritage of authors such as Borges, Kipling and Ursula K. Le Guin”. With The Country of the Blind, Tur says he has gone for a literary karaoke and has sung songs that motivated him from the stories of great authors that he has remade and turned on their heads.
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17 December 2018
The latest research work "La Real Biblioteca y los hombres de letras del siglo de las luces al servicio del estado y del beneficio público” [The Royal Library and the Men of Letters of the Century of Philosophy at the Service of the State and the Public Benefit], by Albert Corbeto, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree, the Master's in Advanced Typography and the Master's in Graphic Design, has won the “Bartolomé José Gallardo” Prize for Bibliographic Research.
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14 December 2018
The Final Degree Project "Low Heat" by Marc Blanes has won a German Design Award with special mention for Excellent Communications Design Typography.
© Marc Blanes
12 December 2018
Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio, alumni and teachers on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have won one of the Best of Year Prizes organised for the last 13 years by Interior Design Magazine, for the interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m Therapy Unit, a residential centre at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona for children with high-complexity mental disorders.
Around 2,000 projects from all over the world were submitted for the prizes, of which 586 were finalists in the 133 categories called between space projects and products. The interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m centre won in the Greater Good category.
The awards ceremony was held on Friday 30 November at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
11 December 2018
Ñire, creation of a social space using waste, the final Bachelor’s Degree in Design project by Lena Oliveres, has won a special mention on the Bachelor’s Degree at the 20th Final Degree Project Awards held by the Catalan Association of Interior Designers and Decorators (CoDIC).
In the awards, presented on 29 November at the Cosentino Centre in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, the jury highlighted the poetic sensation conveyed by the project and the emotional journey it arouses.
Ñire proposes the creation and construction of a space where the people of Ushuaia (Argentina) meet and congregate around a single element: the oven. The space acts as an example and reference point in terms of construction methods based on waste and offers knowledge of the distribution and application of waste depending on the location and external agents.
5 December 2018
On Graphic Design Projects 1, a subject in the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Pilar Górriz, a collaboration project with the [TimeOut] magazine (https://www.timeout.cat) has been produced for the design of the TimeOut 2018 Awards diploma.
The winning proposal is by student Guillem García, who was interviewed by the magazine to explain the process.
4 December 2018
A number of illustrations by students on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications at EINA have been selected at the European Network FLIC Award, an international programme aimed at fostering the relationship between literature and illustration.
The pieces selected are by Magdalena Arcieri Valdes, Maria de Balanzó, Maria Elisa Cabal Martínez, Francisca Cárcamo, Juan Garzon, Malena Guerrero, Constanza Olea, Marcela Perrone and Maryna Kizilova.
20 November 2018
Laura Meseguer, teacher on the Master's in Advanced Typography, has been recognised with one of the 2018 Gràffica Prizes, awarded every year to the most outstanding figures in visual culture and creativity in Spain.
The jury, which included Folch Studio, Cruz Novillo and Pati Núñez, highlighted her merit in "opening up a path in typography in Spain. When the digital universe was just a dream in the 1990s, Laura made a commitment to follow this route, and today she has become a benchmark in digital type design. Since then, her dimension as a typographer and the quality of her work has grown, earning her wide national and international recognition. She is, in addition, one of the people who has contributed most to the dissemination of typographic culture in Spain, be it through her participation at numerous conferences and typographic events or as a teacher at the leading design schools in the country. Laura is an intellectual in typography, a subject that the majority of Spanish professional designers have not yet passed.”
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14 November 2018
The final Bachelor’s Degree in Design projects by Lena Oliveres and Anna Vicho, students at EINA, are finalists in the 20th Final Degree Project Awards held by the Catalan Association of Interior Designers and Decorators (CoDIC).
Ñire, creation of a social space using waste, the Final Degree Project by Lena Oliveres, proposes the creation and construction of a space where the people of Ushuaia (Argentina) meet and congregate around a single element: the oven. The space acts as an example and reference point in terms of construction methods based on waste and offers knowledge of the distribution and application of waste depending on the location and external agents.
In the area of how design can help in managing emotions, the final project by Anna Vicho, nineteen. The process of grieving over death, is a travelling light installation that deals with the grieving process over death through a journey centred around the theory of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. This experiential space shows the various states and feelings and is open both to people who have gone through this process and people who have not.
4 October 2018
The album book "The Girl Who Hid Too Much", published by Muñeca de Trapo Ediciones and written by Joceline Pérez Gallardo, alumni on the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications, has been awarded the Gold Colibrí 2018 medal. These awards are organised by IBBY Chile.
23 July 2018
Varvara Fomina, student on the EINA Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, has been awarded first prize in the El Viaje de Carlota illustration competition.
This event is part of the BipolarNoEsBroma (BioplarIsNoJoke) campaign, an awareness initiative concerning this mental illness. The competition attracted over 300 illustrations from more than 70 participants.
11 June 2018
The project, by Paula Terra and Oriol Campillo, 4th-year students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, tutored by Jon Marín, has won the Smurfit Kappa Selection Honorable Glassberries Awards 2018 for its originality and creativity.
The aim of this edition, to which 139 projects of 11 European universities were submitted, was to design a glass bottle for the wine industry and corrugated cardboard packaging for groups of 3 to 6 bottles.
The proposal submitted by Paula and Oriol creates an experience with the user while also serving as a display unit on which to showcase the bottles at points of sale, thanks to the visibility of the die-stamp on the front. The packaging contains a system that allows the bottles to be transported easily and it also has interior compartments, hidden inside the pack, to hold the bottles in place during transport. The bottles have also been treated with a thermochromic ink to indicate the ideal temperature for when to drink the wine.
The award ceremony took place on 7 June at Barcelona’s Casa Milà.
8 June 2018
The stage design of "Jane Eyre", by Anna Alcubierre, teacher of Stage Design in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is a finalist in the MAX Awards, which are held every year throughout Spain and which will be presented in Seville on 18 June.
Picture: Ros Ribas, Teatre Lliure / Anna Alcubierre
31 May 2018
Monica Toledo, former student on the specialisation course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications at EINA, has created the poster for the 2018 Festa Major de Gràcia. Her poster was chosen from among 150 entries.
Time Out article
Photo: Josep M. Contel