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
5 November 2018
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
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
Letterjuice / Pilar Cano & Ferran Milan
Typography Beyond Western Europe
Approach to design of other writing systems, such as Thai, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, etc.
Friday 23 November
Proofreader and teacher
The Weft of Text
Matter and properties of typographic text
The Arabic Experience
Arabic typeface design from a multicultural perspective
25 September 2018
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."
7 September 2018
TypeThursday Barcelona, which is staged thanks to Álvaro Franca, Elena Peralta, Elisa Pérez, Ferran Riera, Edu Vidiella, Daniel Colmenares and Ramón Lozano, former students on the EINA Master's in Advanced Typography, with Ricard Garcia, is a monthly meeting aimed at designers who see letters when they close their eyes.
Taking part will be local lovers of letter design in all its disciplines, regardless of their level of experience. The main event is the Type Crit, a group correction of up to four current projects in letter design or the use of typography, where constructive critiques are offered.
More information and registration
6 September 2018
Public presentations of the end of year projects for the 2017/2018 Master’s in Advanced Typography will be held on the 18th and 19th of September.
Tribunal: Andreu Balius, Enric Jardí, Ramon Carreté.
- 16.00 - Eduard Vidiella - Les tipografies modulars d’avantguarda (1920-1942)
- 16:30 - Luis Romanque - Tipografía y matemática: Lenguaje técnica y práctica
- 17:00 - Álvaro Franca - Look a little closer: Optical sizes in typefaces of the Dutch Renaissance: The case of Hendrik van den Keere (1540–1580)
Tribunal: Edith Stone, Pere Farrando, Jordi Embodas.
- 16:00 - Karim Decaneva - Textual models in ergotic literature
- 16:30 - Idoia Etxebarria - Del tradicionalismo subversivo a la sans serif
Tribunal: Oriol Miró, Albert Corbeto, Laura Bellver.
- 17:00 - Angie Neira - Tipografías multiescitura: el reto del siglo XXI
- 17:30 - Ana Requena - Sistemas de escritura artificiales
- 18:00 - Mariana Valente - Legibilidad vs lecturabilidad
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.
14 June 2018
Helena Santacana explains "Dingbats; historical origins and current uses", her final degree project on the Master's in Advanced Typography, where she speaks of the typographic elements called Dingbats and their trace through history.
11 June 2018
Centcelles in Use is a collaborative project that presents the work of a number of designers, illustrators and creators, all based on the excuse of trying out and playing with a new typeface in a completely free project. All of the projects have been grouped together in an exhibition and a publication that will show the public not just the projects undertaken for this occasion, but also a presentation of each participant and their work and a presentation of the typeface in its present state.
The participants in the project are Esther Aguilà, Oriol Cabarrocas, Queralt Guinart, Paula Velasco and Albert Villegas (EINA students and alumni) and it features the collaboration of Adrià Batet, Aleix Font, Cristina Lavilla, Eva Jolis, Joan Manel Pérez, Lluís Chavarria and Oriol Vlat.
Centcelles, is a typeface created by Gerard Sierra in the fourth-year Typographic Creation subject taught by Andreu Balius and Ferran Milan in the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Live music selection at the opening DJ Privilegio, new project by CrisCris.
- With the collaboration of Winihard Gràfics
17 May 2018
Exhibition From 16 May to 16 June 2018
Until 16 June, you can visit the exhibition "Incunabula, from the codex manuscript to the modern typographic book](http://www.bnc.cat/Visita-ns/Exposicions/Els-incunables-del-codex-manuscrit-al-llibre-tipografic-modern)", curated by Albert Corbeto, art historian and teacher on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, the Master's in Advanced Typography and the Master's in Graphic Design.
Related to the exhibition, on Thursday 31 May, at 6.30 pm, in the Sala de la Caritat, at the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Albert Corbeto will give a talk entitled “Incunabula, from the codex manuscript to the modern typographic book", which will end with a guided tour of the exhibition.
7 May 2018
“TYPOEINA01” is the first issue of a publication on typography linked to the EINA Master's in Advanced Typography, coordinated by Enric Jardí, and to the school’s lengthy tradition in professional and academic training in this design discipline.
TYPOEINA01: From typographic detail to the organisation of space and theoretical contribution focuses on the two basic areas of training: letter design and its use in the composition of the possible graphic supports. The publication includes a selection of alphabet research and design work by students on the master’s course as well as a look back at the major figure and the role played by Josep Maria Pujol (1947-2012) at EINA and on the study and teaching of typography.
The following are the research work and typographic designs that feature:
- Julia Sturm - On Typographic Superfamilies: Investigating the History, Nature and Rationale of Extended Typeface Families
- Elio Salichs - The Importance of Adrian Frutiger in the Consolidation of a New Typographic Category
- Laia Soler i Canaleta - Review of the Origin of the Humanistic Cursive to its Formalisation: from Niccolò to Bartolomeo Sanvito
- Guillermo Bragoni - “Stampa” typeface
- Natalia Weber Antón - “Stimme” typeface
The presentation will feature Pilar Vélez, director of Barcelona Design Museum, and Enric Jardí, coordinator of the publication, along with various collaborators on the master’s programme.
A copy of the book will be given to all those attending.
Download the publication in digital format
26 October 2017
- 3 and 4 November
- Faro (Portugal)
Andreu Balius, teacher on the EINA Master's Degree in Advanced Typography, is taking part as principal speaker at the 8th Multicultural Typography Meeting, organised by the University of the Algarve on 3 and 4 November in Faro (Portugal).
This event is an annual scientific conference on typography that brings together researchers, industry professionals, educationalists and students. The 8th edition of the conference aims to foster thought about multiculturalism, a relevant element in the present context, with a view to creating spaces and discourses of convergence, in a counterpoint to cultural separation schemata.
18 October 2017
- 20 October to 12 November
- Disseny Hub, Barcelona
Andreu Balius, teacher on the Master's Degree in Advanced Typography, and Mario Eskenazi, former teacher and current member of the board of trustees of the EINA Foundation, will be taking part in the exhibition "That’s a public wall", curated by David Torrents and Marc Martí.
Visitors can also see works by TwoPoints.Net, Raúl Goñi, Ladyssenyadora, David Ricart, David Torrent and Jacqueline Molnár
The exhibition is a reflection on the traditional advertising columns in Barcelona at the end of the nineteenth century and which in recent years have disappeared from Barcelona’s streets.
Staged in collaboration with BCD, the exhibition highlights the importance of these spaces, explaining their historical function.
20 September 2017
Public presentations of the end of year projects for the 2016/2017 Master’s in Advanced Typography will be held on the 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th of September.
Tribunal: Joancarles Casasín, Pere Farrando, Enric Jardí
- 16.00h - Daniela Arguedas - “El futuro de las letras digitales”
- 16.30h - Nicolle Laporte - “OpenType.SVG. Respuesta digital a la tipografía multi-layer.”
- 17.00h - Marcela Aguilera - “Comportamientos de consumo en el mercado de fuentes digitales”
- 17.30h - Camila Montejo - “Las didonas como código de comunicación en la industria de la moda”
Tribunal: Joancarles Casasín, Jordi Embodas, Enric Jardí
- 16.00h - Carmen Reyes - “Las itálicas tipográficas. Evolución histórica desde el siglo xvi hasta los revivals de la primera mitad de siglo XX.”
- 16.30h - Bianca Dumitrascu - “The Revival of the Neoclassic Typefaces”
- 17.00h - Ferran Riera - “Evolució dels sistemes per espaiar tipografies”
- 17.30h - Isabel Sahuquillo - “La tipografía modernista”
- 18.00h - Piero Beninato - “Tipografías semiserifas”
- 18.30h - Clara Jessen - “Tipografía cuqui”
- 19.00h - Francisco Ribeiro - “The use of Python Programming Language in the Typeface Design and Font Engineering”
Tribunal: Albert Corbeto, Jordi Embodas, Enric Jardí
- 16.00h - Miguel Murillo - “Webfonts”
- 16.30h - Elena Gutiérrez - “Hinting for dummies”
- 17.00h - Walter Bishop - “Evolución de los pesos tipográficos”
Tribunal: Laura Bellver, Pere Farrando, Rocío Hidalgo
- 16.00h - Miguel Balandrano - “Estilo tipográfico futurista”
- 16.30h - Isabel Martinez - “Joan Brossa, un análisis tipográfico.”
- 17.00h - Luis Ortega - “‘Graffiti Autoctono’ de Madrid”
- 17.30h - Belén Soria - “Modelos tipográficos contemporáneos”
- 18.00h - Ángel Cánovas - “Tipografía por defecto y estándares en sistemas y aplicaciones de escritorio”
- 18.30h - Janire Fontanal - “Propuesta de clasificación de la morfología gráfica de las portadas de revistas dirigidas al sector femenino.”
18 September 2017
Andreu Balius and Pablo Martín, both teachers on the Master's Degree in Advanced Typography are taking part in the Designers with Character exhibition.
"Typography’s value has risen in all artistic fields thanks to the works of graphic designers. This exhibition aims to show, via some of the best studios, that this conversation is especially alive in contemporary Spanish graphic design."