3 October 2018
Aina Bestard, former student on the EINA Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques, is presenting her new book “Bestial Births”.
Published by Zahorí de Ideas, the book is a publication that uses illustrations and transparencies to reveal the gestation and birth process of different animals.
Aina Bestard is an illustrator and textile designer and has published three books in the What’s Hidden? collection (What’s Hidden in the Forest?, What’s Hidden in the Sea? and What’s Hidden in the Human Body?), with more than 250,000 copies sold in over a dozen languages.
2 October 2018
The State of Print is formed by a collective of artists surprised and intrigued by the catastrophe of current social political thought and the comedy of the established systems of government. Therefore, we have chosen to drift into a farce of our own impression - an impromptu non-geographic region built on a fluid state of ink and a constitutional base of recycled cardboard. A state that questions the current state of nations and the fact that everything that is formalized by a nation-state is printed: currency, maps, laws, passports, government, news and information, etc. At a time when the current state of the nation's power at the global level is inflexible and dogmatic, this project provides a creative and theoretical antidote to the current paradigm.
State of Print is an evolving project that has established temporary embassies in Ireland, Scotland, and recently in Santander. The opening of the next temporary embassy will be in Barcelona, at EINA Espai Barra de Ferro. Where the print state will become manifest through multiple impressions.
For more information on how to become a citizen of the print status or visit the SOP Embassy in Espai Barra de Ferro, between October 10 and 23.
In collaboration with Sumarroca
1 October 2018
“Metrópolis”, the jump created by Anna Milla, student on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design and winner of the Fourth “A Jump for the City” Design Competition, has been officially presented in the foyer of the Zona Universitària Metro station on Wednesday 26 September.
Made in the Reial Club de Polo de Barcelona (RCPB) carpentry workshop, the jump will be part of the course in the 107th edition of the CSIO Barcelona Jumping Nations Cup.
“Metròpolis” reflects the different lines in the city’s Metro system. At the presentation, the designer thanked the RCPB for the opportunity to make a project such as this come true, and admitted that adapting to the technical rules of show jumping was one of the challenges she had to overcome.
For the fourth edition of the “A Jump for the City” Design Competition, which strengthens the bond between the centennial sporting competition and Barcelona, as well as the international promotion of the city, the Barcelona Equestrian Challenge (BECH) chose second-year students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the subjects of Space Design, coordinated by Judit Colomer and Octavi Rofes, and Mock-ups and Prototypes, under the direction of Ariadna Fàbregas and Amadeu Ventayol.
26 September 2018
This academic year, we’ve got a brand new folder for our first-year students, designed and silk-screen printed by Mireia Banchs in the EINA Barra de Ferro Arts Centre workshop.
12 September 2018
An Homage to Fear is a project created by Laura Armengol for her Final Degree Project on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, tutored by Artur Muñoz in the 2017-2018 academic year, which has emerged from the emotion of fear as a tool of inspiration in painting. The result of this impulse are pictorial works that, together, form an exhibition.
An Homage to Fear is a project in which it is shown that even the most abstract emotions have a language in art, with a really different language depending on each person's mind. The exhibition seeks to arouse a feeling.
- Musical selection: Jordi Figueras
- With the collaboration of Sumarroca
4 September 2018
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.
3 September 2018
Public presentations of the end of year projects for the 2017/2018 Master’s in Graphic Design will be held on the 12d, 13rd and 14th of September.
Tribunal: Enric Garrido, Anna Llàcer, Lluc Massaguer
- 15.30h - Àngela Balcells - Out Of Focus
- 16.15h - Maria Millan - Hem estimat la vida. Una història sobre l’Alzheimer
- 17.00h - Blanca Garaluce - Publicación sobre el color
- 17.45h - Laura Magallón - CABE-CERO. Champú sólido zero-waste
- 18.30h - Andrea Rueda - Visualización de datos en un museo
Tribunal: Xavier Alamany, Raimon Botey, Anna Fuster
- 15.30h - Gaizka Pagonabarraga - Memoria golpeada
- 16.15h - Daniel Iglesias - Censura y manipulación en la era digital
- 17.00h - Anna Carbonell - Petita galeria d’art
- 17.45h - Ángela Aguinaco - Desarrollo de un videojuego promocional para el festival de música BBK Live
- 18.30h - Aida Alsina - Crescendo: e-learning de lenguaje musical
Tribunal: Enric Garrido, Lluc Massaguer, Irene Sierra
- 15.30h - Marta de Castro - Respira
- 16.15h - Jessica Díaz - Eureka, nueva identidad del museo de ciencias
- 17.00h - Emily Jo Eldridge - Diseño Gráfico Espacial
- 17.45h - Judit Murcia - VISOO, Realitat Virtual
- 18.30h - Gemma Fontanals - FIERA. Feria de Fanzines Feministas
- 19.15h - Astrid Casas - Rediseño de la identidad utilizada en las fiestas mayores de Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra.
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.
3 July 2018
- 17 to 19 July 2018
- Simon 100 showroom (Carrer de Sancho d’Àvila, 66)
The Bachelor's Degree in Design ends with the presentation of the Final Bachelor's Degree Projects by the students in each of the mentions taught at EINA: Graphic Design, Design of Spaces, Product Design, Visual Creation and Design Culture.
This year, under the title “Pro-eject!”, the Simon 100 showroom hosted the presentation and exhibition of the 90 Final Bachelor's Degree Projects completed during the 2017-2018 academic year and ran from 17 to 19 July.
“Pro-eject!” is an exhibition that is open to the public and displays the range of proposals completed by the students on the Bachelor's Degree in Design with the thoroughness, commitment and demands that today’s society requires of professionals in this field.
The projects on display reflected the academic quality, the ability to analyse context, experimentation and the creation of new languages, all while fostering the innovative power of design.
“Pro-eject!” is an opportunity to discover the talent of young designers, find out new approaches and assess strategic proposals that bring a decisive value to the world of design.
2 July 2018
Thursday 12 July saw the opening of the "Don't Erase" exhibition, where visitors can see a series of projects produced by students on the [Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques] (https://www.eina.cat/ca/postgraus/diplomatura-de-postgrau-illustracio-creativa-i-tecniques-de-comunicacio-visual), coordinated by Philip Stanton.
Under the title of “Don’t Erase”, the students consider the importance of embracing mistakes and losing their fear of them to find the only and non-transferable way of illustrating, as mistakes are not the enemy, but travelling companions.
“There’s no quick way to becoming a successful illustrator, just as there’s no one way to illustrate, each one of us does and will continue to do it in our own way, but what’s clear is that to illustrate well, you need to do it without fear, with confidence and certainty both in your successes and in your mistakes, because that’s what makes a work excite us,” explain the students.
Illustrating is a process of trial and error, of making drafts, colour trials, repeating, crumpling up paper and throwing it away, going too far, not getting there and, above all: erasing.
The act of erasing gives us the possibility of putting right what we don’t like, it opens up new paths and, at the same time, it limits us. On the one hand, it allows us to edit everything we want to, but on the other, this infinity in correcting takes us to the extreme idea of reaching the right, exact and perfect point, which sometimes distances our work from the reality it’s illustrating: done on the basis of small mistakes.
In illustration, we always try to make everything perfect because in real life that’s impossible and we try to run away from mistakes, creating images under our control without realising that sometimes what’s correct and what makes our work transcend is precisely showing the mistake in all its glory, working with errors like we do in our everyday life: not erasing.
Participating illustrators: Alexia Adrover, Lucas Amaral, Eugenia Anglès, Martín Azpilikueta, Berta Cervilla, Maria de Balanzó, Andrea de Castro, Raquel Díaz, Laia Ebert, Bernardo Ferro Bagulho, Varvara Fomina, Santiago Gómez, Alicia Jimenez, Claudie Linke, Catalina Mekis, Rosario Merello, Constanza Olea, Belén Olivera, Adriana Páramos, Júlia Puig, Marc Rodríguez, Arantxa Rueda, Valentina Silva, Rut Tena, Ariadna Veas and Shuang Zhang.
With the collaboration of Sumarroca.
29 June 2018
Piero Beninato explains "Semi-serif Typographies", his Final Degree Project on the Master's in Advanced Typography, where he talks about calligraphy, semi-serif typographies and their historical origins.
25 June 2018
The EINA 2017/18 end of year party was held on 21 June.
The idea and stage design for this year’s event, which focuses on how neuroaesthetics is applied to the perception of spaces, is based on the Final Bachelor’s Degree Project (TFG) of Anna Dalmases, a 4th-year student on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.
The starting point for the proposal was the recreation of a fictional sunset by narrating the effects that occur during this.
The music was by Ines Lorenceau, also a student on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, and Dj Paillettes.
In collaboration with [Moritz] beers (https://moritz.com/ca/bienvenida/gate/index/referer/aHR0cHM6Ly9tb3JpdHouY29tL2NhLw%3D%3D/) and the El Magatzem Dance School.
21 June 2018
Alberto Polo explains "Love Life", his final degree project on the Postgraduate in Photography and Editorial Design, based on his personal diary, with images of different areas of his life.