25 January 2019
On 8 February, Enric Jardí, coordinator of the Master's in Advanced Typography at EINA, is presenting, with Albert Corbeto, his latest book "That's How a Book is Made".
Why should we set a book in Roman letters? And why not? Why should we justify the lines? Can we justify them to the left? And the margins? Do they have to be equal or unequal? Do they have to be wide or narrow? Can we start a chapter on a left-hand page? Why not?
That's How a Book is Made sets out to answer these and many other questions. It explains why books have acquired their current form and how we can continue to make them in the twenty-first century. It isn’t a manual of rules, but an exploration of each element of the paper book, which has become a reading artefact that is hard to improve on.
This text has been designed for anyone interested in graphic design, publishing and books in general: from those who give form to text as design professionals and lovers, to those who write them or devote themselves to publishing a work, as authors, editors or proofreaders.
16 January 2019
Monday 21 January sees the presentation of the book Roca. 100 Years Design by Design, the result of the research work led by the Design History Foundation, which included the participation of Anna Pujadas, director and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, and Isabel Campi, former teacher at EINA and President of the Design History Foundation. The project was directed by Anna Calvera and was one of her last works, which is now published posthumously.
The book examines the entire production of the Roca company from the design point of view throughout its 100 years of history, with an exhaustive study of both the production of radiators, boilers, air conditioning, taps, sanitary ware and ceramic ware, and its graphics and advertising.
15 January 2019
Enric Font and Artur Muñoz, teachers on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have published the article "New relationship models: the Education Service of the Arranz-Bravo Foundation and the La Carpa School" in the Her&Mus. Heritage & Museography journal of the Specific Educational Methodologies Department of Lleida University.
The text introduces a new proposal of relationship between museums and schools through an specific case that will work as an example: the Tàndem project developed to implement a program of visual arts and art education in Escola La Carpa, in l’Hospitalet de Llobregat, by the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo.
The two authors have both designed and are currently executing the project. Artur Muñoz, here as the responsible for the Educational Department of Fundació Arranz-Bravo, focuses on proposing and contextualizing this new relationship model between museums and society, addressing the reasons for change and pointing out the story line of the case study. Enric font, artist and teacher, analyzes the content and the work of implementing new pedagogies in the drawing field; this has been carried out at the school during the last six months.
The text shows the entire spectrum of the project, since the detection of the school needs to the responses offered by the cultural equipment. The article focuses on the practical and pedagogical view of its implementation through drawing at the school as a tool
for thinking. The methodological characteristic is to use the educational center as a laboratory.
© Enric Font + Artur Muñoz
10 January 2019
Philip Stanton, illustrator and coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, is presenting his latest work in the solo exhibition "Lust For Life", at Galeria Jordi Barnadas in Barcelona.
© Philip Stanton
7 January 2019
Ester Pujol and Dani Vila (Nahtrang), teachers of Design of Public Facilities Elements, in the fourth year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, were interviewed by El País, where they reflect on a range of subjects, including the evolution of lighting in the field of product design.
© Carmen Secanella
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.
© Albert Bertran
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.
© Ayuntamiento de Campanario
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.
10 December 2018
- 13 December
- Committee Room of the Faculty of Law at the UAB
Núria Saura, former student and current teacher on the University Master's in Research in Art and Design (MURAD), doctor at law, specialist in Human Rights, is coordinating through the Human Rights Study Centre, the workshop in "Young Researchers: Constitutional interpretation Democracy Fundamental Rights", which is the start of a programme of quarterly workshops with the common thread of Human Rights.
21 November 2018
EINA will be taking part in the Meeting of Design Teachers, which will be held at SELECTED 2018, in Bilbao on 16 and 17 November.
Lluc Massaguer, member of the Education of Design research group, coordinator and teacher on the Master’s in Graphic Design, will be a member of the round table aimed at debating and considering the profiles of designers to assess the education offered by training centres when students enter the professional world.
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.”
© Sophie Eekman
13 November 2018
Àlex Mitrani, teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and on the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design, together with Imma Prieto, is the organiser of the exhibition entitled LIBERXINA. Pop and new artistic behaviours 1966-1971, the first exhibition in the new section at the MNAC: Post-war and second avant-garde, and embraces the artistic proposals that were produced in Catalonia in the second half of the 1960s.
On 15 November, at 6.30 pm, the exhibition’s organisers will give the talk: Liberxina: substance that turns you into a revolutionary, prior to the opening of the show.
8 November 2018
Elena Bartomeu, researcher, storyteller and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the MURAD and the Master in Design and Editing of a Product, will be taking part in Transmedia Narratives entitled “Transmedia Anatomy. The Skin and Bones of a Narrative”, organised by Xarxaprod.
The aim of the workshop is to expand the narrative universes of cultural spaces, facilities and media, capturing the attention of different audiences. Elena Bartomeu will speak of the ability to make up stories and represent the human being. She will look at the forms taken by made-up discourses throughout history, and how they have influenced the media in the different narrative specimens. The current scenario of transmedia narratives is presented as a snapshot of the rhetorical and technological framework where designers, artists and producers have a lot to say.
7 November 2018
The exhibition: Triunfar Estampando: the Making Of highlights the processes, developments, experiences and original graphics that were developed to conceive the illustrative content of the paper publication "Triunfar Estampando” [Triumph Stamping], by the shop specialising in stamping systems and graphic solutions Vostok. The show tells of the secrets of this work and of how stamping is not just something for the cultured.
Triunfar Estampando not only offers a comprehensive analysis of some of the stamping techniques and graphic processes done by the Vostok shop, a benchmark in the field, but it also helps create new knowledge to start deciding for yourself.
The Vostok team is made up of creatives, illustrators, engravers and specialists in manual stamping techniques, including Alexis Rom, teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, and Carlos Alguacil, teacher on the summer courses in Silk-Screen Printing, Manual Stamping and Photogravure.