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9 October 2018

lectures by Andreu Balius and Albert Corbeto - Gutenberg 2018

As part of Gutenberg 2018, Andreu Balius, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, will be giving the lecture entitled "Tipografía, la revolución silenciosa".

Albert Corbeto](https://www.eina.cat/en/eina/professorat/albert-corbeto), teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, on the Master's in Advanced Typography and the Master's in Graphic Design courses, will be giving the lecture entitled “Incunabula, from the codex manuscript to the modern typographic book”, where he will talk about the appearance of the printing press in the mid fifteenth century and the coexistence of printed material and manuscripts.

Gutenberg 2018
8 October 2018

Participation in the BCD intercluster conference

On 4 October, the Design Cluster, together with CIAC – the Car Industry Cluster of Catalonia organised an intercluster conference with the aim of exploring how design, seen as a discipline that places the user at the centre, can become a key tool in tackling the change of paradigm faced by the car industry.

Oriol Ventura teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the Master in Design and Editing of a Product and the MURAD, took part in the conference, reflecting on the relationships between what is private and what is public, the hyperdomesticity of spaces, and the psychoacoustic and psychoclean concepts.

1 October 2018

Jordi Català at the Image and Experience Festival: Graphic Narratives in Colombia

Jordi Català, teacher on the Infography subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is taking part in the 1st Image and Experience Festival: Graphic Narratives, organised by the School of Architecture and Design at the Pontifical Bolivarian University in Medellin (Colombia).

Held on 8 October, the event brings together students, teachers and professionals in the fields of visual communication, design and architecture to discuss topics related to graphic design and information display as a discipline.

Jordi Català will be giving the lecture “From the Cutter to the Networks. Visual Communication and Strategies in Infography”, as wells as the central workshop “Infography and Graphic Narration”. As part of the festival, participants can also visit the exhibition “From the Cutter to the Networks”, which will be open from 1 to 12 October on the Laureles Campus of the Pontifical Bolivarian University.

25 September 2018

Albert Corbeto to take part in "Baskerville in France”

On 18 October, Albert Corbeto](https://www.eina.cat/en/eina/professorat/albert-corbeto), teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, on the Master's in Advanced Typography and the Master's in Graphic Design courses, will be giving a talk entitled "Baskerville in Spain" in Amiens, France, as part of Baskerville in France.

"Baskerville’s types in XVIIIth century Spanish printing The second half of the eighteenth century is regarded as the golden age of Spanish printing, when, for the first time, the productions of leading indigenous typographers such as Ibarra, Sancha or Monfort reached levels comparable to those of the most prestigious printers of Europe. These printers benefited from the skills of various craftsmen in the art of punch cutting who freed Spanish printing from its dependence on the major European type-exporting centres. However, despite the magnificent designs by Pradell, Gil and Espinosa, the prestige of Baskerville’s work led to the attempted acquisition, in 1766, of some of his punches and matrices for the planned printing press of the Real Biblioteca. Although this transaction did not take place, some years later, the Spanish government obtained several of Baskerville’s types which were used towards the end of the century in a number of books printed by the Imprenta Real."

Baskerville in France 2018
21 September 2018

Mariona Moncunill presents "Unfaithful Meridian”

As part of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend, Mariona Moncunill, teacher of Design and Culture Management and Design Culture Projects on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is presenting "Unfaithful Meridian", an installation that takes as its starting point two outstanding aspects of the history of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona: the official time service of Barcelona and the institution’s role in implementing and standardising the decimal metric system in Spain.

Mariona Moncunill, Infidel meridià, 2018
Mariona Moncunill, Infidel meridià, 2018
21 September 2018

Participation of EINA teachers and alumni in the BLANC Festival

On 18, 19 and 20 October, Barcelona is hosting the BLANC Festival, in which teachers and alumni from EINA are taking part:

  • Carlos Álvarez, as part of the White Campus, with his Final Bachelor’s Degree Project "Linear"
  • Jordi Duró, alumni and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Javier Pereda and Anna Solsona (Esiete), alumni
  • Noe Blanco, teacher on the course in Advanced Font Development
  • Marc Català and Tilman Solé (Mucho), alumni and former teachers
  • Mario Eskenazi, former teacher and current member of the EINA Board of Trustees
BLANC Festival 2018
BLANC Festival 2018
14 September 2018

Manel Esclusa in "‘Creative’ Photography in Catalonia (1973-1982)”

  • Exhibition 16 June to 14 October 2018
  • Free guided tours Tuesday at 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 12 noon
  • Palau de La Virreina, Barcelona

Manel Esclusa, coordinator and teacher on the Postgraduate in Photography and Editorial Design at EINA, together with other photographers, is exhibiting some of his work in the exhibition ‘Creative’ Photography in Catalonia (1973-1982).

"This show presents the emergence of a generation of photographers who demanded recognition of ‘creative’ or signature photography as an independent art within the institutional and artistic establishment of the 1970s and early 1980s. It goes from the opening of Spectrum, the first gallery specializing in photography in Spain, which opened in Barcelona in 1973, to the staging of the Photographic Spring in 1982”.

"Els ulls aturats" (1978). Manel Esclusa
"Els ulls aturats" (1978). Manel Esclusa
14 September 2018

Participation in Serifalaris

  • 28 and 29 September
  • Getxo

Late September in Getxo sees the Serifalaris graphic design festival, where Lluc Massaguer, coordinator on the Master's in Graphic Design, where she also teaches Graphic Production, will be offering a master class with Josep Amat on "From the Concept to the Material. The Design-Print Tandem".

The combination of graphic design with technical know-how of production and printing open to experimentation offers an interesting concept, a great added value.

The master class will, on the one hand, show examples of design projects that are outstanding for their good technical work, choice of materials or combination of print systems, and on the other hand, be a space for looking, touching and smelling physical examples of unusual and interesting solutions, ending with a small workshop where participants will be able to put into practice a choice of material based on a fictitious briefing.

Serifalaris 2018
4 September 2018

EINA takes part in IMPACT 10

Between 1 and 9 September, a number of representatives of EINA are taking part in IMPACT 10, in the Hall of the recently opened Cantabria Central Library (Santander) in the State of Print installation, a group show, based on a group of British and Irish artists, that invites artists to offer a vision of the current state of graphic work in all its plurality and wealth while constituting a fictitious state, with all that this entails in relation to the various political discourses and considerations.

The installation is imbued with a playful, performance and participative nature and can be visited while IMPACT 10 is being staged, before it comes to Barcelona, to be displayed at the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre, after which it will move on to Ireland in October.

The participants from Barcelona are Esther Aguilá, Eugènia Agustí, Javier Fernández, Enric Mas, Jo Milne, Cris Morales, Octavi Rofes and Gerard Sierra.

17 July 2018

Luki Huber, Tilman Solé, Anna Alcubierre and Mar Saiz, new faces on MURAD

The EINA University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD) will be increasing its teaching staff next year with a group of leading professional designers who have extensive experience of innovative and acclaimed national and international projects.

Product designer Luki Huber; graphic designer and founder of Mucho, Tilman Solé; architect and stage designer, Anna Alcubierre; and artist specialising in painting and sculpture, Mar Saiz, will lead the MURAD “Practices and Fields of Current Design I” module.

This module has been designed as a combination of reflective processes and analysis through experience in workshop format. The main objective is to tackle the latest design narrative from the perspective of research through design practice.

11 July 2018

Reinterpreting da Vinci: Precise Is More

Students from the Escola Superior de Design. Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA) in Barcelos (Portugal) and EINA students, worked together on the workshop “Precise Is More” (PIM), held during the second week of July, to work on the importance of achieving the technical aspects of design from a creative and historical mindset.

This workshop is the result of the collaboration between the two organisations to develop innovation in teaching as part of a global strategy of continuous growth in the quality of teaching.

The students had to design a structure or artefact that would reinterpret one of Leonardo da Vinci’s many weapons inventions: the catapult, and study the parabolic movement that this design causes in the development of a projectile when launched by the machine that they have created.

The structure was exhibited and tested to see how it worked on the last day of the workshop, Friday 31 July. The students had to calculate the exact location of the catapult they created to ensure that the projectiles always fell on the surface of the fountain at the entrance to EINA in the Jardins de Can Sentmenat.

“Precise Is More”, led by Raúl Oliva, teacher of Physics Applied to Design and the Introduction to Physics on the Bachelor's Degree in Design, will be taking over the workshop “Slower Is More” (SIM) held in Barcelos in January 2018.

Precise Is More
18 June 2018


On 18, 19 and 20 June, Javier Nieto, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Master in Design and Editing of a Product, will be taking part in the XXIX ISPIM INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CONFERENCE in Stockholm, sharing professional experiences and the results of his research into DESIGN-DRIVEN INNOVATION and how to integrate innovation and design in organisations, together with companies such as LEGO, IKEA and KPMG.

8 June 2018

The stage design of "Jane Eyre” by Anna Alcubierre, MAX Awards finalist

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.

The stage design of "Jane Eyre” by Anna Alcubierre, MAX Awards finalist
Picture: Ros Ribas, Teatre Lliure / Anna Alcubierre
5 June 2018

EINA and IDENSITAT are organising NEXES - Districts and artistic practices

On 29 and 30 June, EINA and IDENSITAT are organising the NEXES - Districts and Artistic Practices Day, with debates, project presentations and tables where local projects will be exchanged.

Round table "What is the impact of research applied to the transformation of districts?" with participation by Tània Costa and Octavi Rofes, both teachers on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD), accompanied by Lilian Weikert García, Marc Martí-Costa and Sàgar Malé Verdaguer.

The scientific committee for selecting communications is overseen by the EINA Research Group Design and social innovation. Art and design in/for transition, with Adrià Garcia i Mateu, Ramon Parramon and Tània Costa, teachers on the MURAD, and former MURAD students, current doctoral candidates, Fiona Capdevila, Núria Saura and César Zabala.


1 June 2018

Presentation of the book “Triunfar Estampando”, by Carlos Alguacil and Alexis Rom

Alexis Rom, teacher on the postgraduate in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and Carlos Alguacil, teacher on the summer courses in Silk-Screen Printing, Photogravure and Manual stamping: experimentation with templates, together with the team from Vostok Printing Shop, present “Triunfar Estampando” [Triumph Stamping], a DIY book of graphic techniques.

“Triunfar Estampando”, by Carlos Alguacil and Alexis Rom
© Vostok Printing Shop