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25 January 2019

Presentation of the book "That's How a Book is Made", by Enric Jardí

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.

"Así se hace un libro" - Enric Jardí
14 January 2019

Audio of the talks by Andreu Balius and Juan Carlos Moreno at the Writings and Typography Conference

You can listen to the talks: Iconic Aspects of Writing Systems, by Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera, and The Arabic Experience, by Andreu Balius, that were given at the Writings and Typography Conference last November at the Design Museum.

Iconic Aspects of Writing Systems

Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera


You can also consult the bibliography and download the presentation.


The Arabic Experience

Andreu Balius


You can also consult the bibliography and download the presentation.

Jornades escriptures i tipografia EINA
11 January 2019

“Take the Book to the Wall”, talk by Alejandro Castellote

  • 24 January, 6 pm
  • EINA (Classroom E1), Barcelona
  • Open to the public

“Take the Book to the Wall” is a talk that is open to the general public by Alejandro Castellote, which will be given as part of the EINA Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design.

There are a great many projects that are conceived to take shape in the pages of a book, but the possibility – or the temptation – often arises of displaying the photographs in an exhibition room. This change of format requires consideration of the contents from another point of view: it isn’t enough to export a sequence onto the wall as the viewer’s perception does not work in the same way it does through the pages of a book. The size of the photographs, the type of paper, the frames or the absence of frames, and above all, the relationship with the space – the three-dimensional nature – are essential elements in creating a specific formalization.

To this effect, the talk will analyse examples of exhibitions based on books and of books based on exhibitions. And, of course, participants will be able to see some copies live. We will see how a solo exhibition is prepared, and a themed exhibition, which was part of a Triennial, where the sequence of the creators and the spatial location became the protagonists.

Alejandro Castellote (Madrid, 1959), a photography curator since 1982, has curated a great many national and international festivals and exhibitions: PHotoEspaña International Photography Exhibition Padiglione Italia at the Tenth Architecture Biennale in Venice, the GETXOPHOTO Festival in Getxo, Bilbao, Biennal Photoquai in Paris, Seoul Photo 2010, Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea or o Image Triennial in Guangzhou, China, among others.

He has also worked for Editorial Lunwerg and was advisor to the C Photo Magazine by Ivory Press, London. At an academic level, he has taught classes and workshops in universities and schools of art and he has run the Latin American Master’s in Contemporary Photography at the Image Centre in Lima.

Alejandro Castellote
10 January 2019

Exhibition by Philip Stanton "Lust For Life - The Beauty of Color”

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.

Countryside Penedes, Philip Stanton
© Philip Stanton
9 January 2019

Talk: "Lighting Design" by Maurici Ginés

  • Wednesday 16 January, 6 pm
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Open to the public

As part of the Master in Design of Spaces Maurici Ginés will be giving a talk on "Lighting Design".


“What is it about light? Its intangibility and its ability to surprise. The experience of shaping something without form is a challenge that fascinates me”.

Maurici Ginés, artec3 founder.


In his over 20 years of experience, Maurici Ginés has contributed to the lighting design of over 400 national and international projects, including museums and exhibitions, residential and corporate, leisure and retail, hotels and restaurants, natural light, urban and landscape lighting, master plans and media, and façade projects.

With offices in Barcelona and Mexico City, he has developed a unique lighting design process that emerges from the conceptualisation of ideas and development of design strategies.

 Toreo, artec3
© Photo: Enrique Macías
18 December 2018

EINA Product Design Scholarships

EINA presents the Product Design Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year for students and/or professionals who have a product design idea to develop, produce and market.

Between 7 January and 30 April 2019, the call for scholarships for the Master in Design and Editing of a Product for the 2019-2020 academic year is open.

The scholarship offers a rebate of € 3,360 off enrolment on this master’s course, coordinated by Oriol Ventura and Francesc Crous.


Application form

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4 December 2018

Illustrations selected for the European Network FIC Award

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.

26 November 2018

"¡Tris, tras!", book by Julia Abalde and Clara Sáez

Julia Abalde, alumna on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, and Clara Sáez, former student on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications, form Pin Tam Pon and have just published "¡Tris, Tras!", a book of activities, stories and games for children aged between 6 and 12, published by Gustavo Gili.

"¡Tris, tras!", book by Julia Abalde and Clara Sáez
23 November 2018

Néstor Rives on the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design

Néstor Rives, photographer and alumnus on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, talks of his recent projects on the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design, of which he is also a former student.

The bond constructed with the characters photographed, the process of taking their photographs, how he managed night-time visits to industrial estates, fear, friendship, death and loneliness are some of the subjects that emerged in the debate with the students.


Néstor Rives (Sant Just, Barcelona 1988) is a graphic designer and photographer. He has worked on photographic projects since 2013. In the majority of his work, he uses a hard and dark look aimed at documenting everyday subjects we don’t normally pay attention to but that, whether we like it or not, make up what we are as persons and as a society.

Selected for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña 2016, Scan PhotoBook Tarragona 2016 and 2018, Biennal Art Contemporain JCE 2017, PhotoAlicante 2018, PA-TA-TA Festival 2017 and 2018, and others.

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22 November 2018

"The traditional painter’s home", talk by Pere Llobera

  • Monday 26 November 2018, 6 pm
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Session open to the public

Pere Llobera will be talking, as part of the Painting workshop by Gino Rubert on the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, about his work and the creation processes he works with. His pieces explore the limits of pictorial representation, question the viewer and experiment with narrative.

The painter from Barcelona has had a long career as an artist with numerous exhibitions in Barcelona and Amsterdam, where he lived and worked for some years.

Pere Llobera
© Pere Llobera
22 November 2018

Talk: "Design thinking applied to design of spaces", with Isabel López

  • 26 November, 4 pm
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Open to the public

As part of the Master in Design of Spaces, Isabel López will be giving a talk on "Design thinking applied to design of spaces”.

Isabel López
20 November 2018

Laura Meseguer, 2018 Gràffica Prize

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.”

Laura Meseguer
© Sophie Eekman
15 November 2018

Illustrators, EINA alumni, work on a charity calendar about women’s rights

A number of EINA alumni are part of the group of illustrators who have worked together on the calendar ‘A year of rights, a year of women’, an initiative of the Catalan Association for Peace, which aims to raise the profile of the human rights breaches that women around the world suffer.

It includes illustrations by Marta Bellvehí and Clara Sáez, former students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Martina Tarabal, from the Master’s in Graphic Design, Lola Abenza and Lara Costafreda, from the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and Nadine Feghaly, from the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications.

"Un any de drets, un any de dones" 2019 calendar
8 November 2018

"Design, Respecting the Illustration", with Miquel Puig

  • 12 November, 6 pm
  • EINA, Barcelona
  • Open to the public

Miquel Puig will be giving a talk on "Design, Respecting the Illustration", as part of the specialisation course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications, where he will speak of his extensive experience as a graphic designer who works frequently with publishers and other clients aimed at a children’s and young people’s public, at their families, educators and related people, for whom he has had to undertake and work on illustrations of very different characteristics for various authors.

Cover illustrated by Meritxell Duran and designed by Miquel Puig. Junceda Award 2011. Prize for Illustration, Book Design and Cover Design at Visual 2010
Cover illustrated by Meritxell Duran and designed by Miquel Puig. Junceda Award 2011. Prize for Illustration, Book Design and Cover Design at Visual 2010
5 November 2018

Writings and Typography Conference


The Master's in Advanced Typography is organising the Writings and Typography Conference, where it proposes debate and reflection based on the talks by experts and professionals in the field.

Thursday 22 November

  • 6 pm.
    Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera
    Professor of General Linguistics at the Autonomous University of Madrid
    Iconic Aspects of Writing Systems
    Roman, Chinese, Korean and Japanese writing

  • 7.15 pm.
    Letterjuice / Pilar Cano & Ferran Milan
    Typeface designers
    Typography Beyond Western Europe
    Approach to design of other writing systems, such as Thai, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, etc.

Friday 23 November

  • 6 pm.
    Pere Farrando
    Proofreader and teacher
    The Weft of Text
    Matter and properties of typographic text

  • 7.15 pm.
    Andreu Balius
    Typeface designer
    The Arabic Experience
    Arabic typeface design from a multicultural perspective

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