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Tag: Typography

26 October 2017

Andreu Balius at the 8th Multicultural Typography Meeting in Faro

  • 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

Participation in the poster exhibition "Això és una paret pública" (That’s a public wall)

  • 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.

"Això és una paret pública" exhibition
20 September 2017

Public presentations of the end of year projects for the Masters in Advanced Typography 2016/2017

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 at "Designers with Character”

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."

Designers with Character Exhibition
15 September 2017

Participation in the Creatus Dominus graphic design festival

On 29 and 30 September, Sant Cugat hosts Creatus Dominus, a free, cross-disciplinary design and creativity festival, where teachers and former students at EINA will be taking part:

Xavier Alamany and Lluc Massaguer, teachers on the Bachelor’s Degree and the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design, will be taking part in the discussion Errors, #tengoalgoqueconfesar, moderated by Alba Serra, former student at EINA.

Keith Adams will be running the Calligraphy Workshop and Oriol Miró, teacher on the Master’s Degree in Advanced Typography, will be part of Calligraphy v Lettering v Typography, championing Calligraphy, where Arcàngela Regis, former student and teacher on the summer course in Experimental Typography, will be championing Typography.

Besides this, Nikita Bashmakov, former student and teacher on the Design Degree, will be taking part in Case Studio.

You can consult the programme and speakers.

Creatus Dominus Festival 2017
25 July 2017

Projects by Laia Aviñoa and Elena Peralta in Experimenta

The Projects: Tipografía multiescritura (Multi-Writing Typography), Final Degree Project by Elena Peralta, as part of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Typography, and BACOA, Product Design Final Degree Final Project on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design by Laia Aviñoa, can be seen in the magazine Experimenta no. 74.

13 July 2017

Some fifty graphic proposals for EINA50years

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of EINA, in 1967. One of the ways to celebrate this is by showing the creative wealth of EINA and the diversity of people linked to it. This circumstance arises especially in the field of graphics, so we decided not to limit the anniversary to just one graphic identifier but, to remain faithful to the idea, ensure that different generations and years of teachers and former students at EINA are represented, inviting some fifty graphic designers with links to the school to take part in this initiative.

Between 12 June and mid-September, we will be publishing one of the proposals every day, both in this EINA blog and on social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

EINA50anys Mario Eskenazi
12 July 2017

Laura Meseguer in Print Magazine

Laura Meseguer, typographer and teacher on the EINA Master's Degree in Advanced Typography has a page in the Print, 71.2 (Summer 2017) graphic design magazine.

6 June 2017

28 April 2017

Book "Anuario Lletraferits 2017: Reflexiones en torno a la letra”

Andreu Balius, typographer and professor in the Degree in Design and the Master's Degree in Advanced Typography wished to publish "Anuario Lletraferits 2017: Reflexiones en torno a la letra", which collects articles on design and typography by professionals such as Balios or Albert Corbeto, among others.

You can help this publication come true by participating in his financing campaing.

"The texts have a general interest because they address topics ranging from design to new types of fonts, multiculturalism in typography's design, teaching, research, etc.

It is a remarkably eclectic publication from the editorial aspect, since each author has contributed, with their articles, in what they are interested in. Therefore, it's a collective element that reflects the diverse character of the whole collective".

"Anuario Lletraferits 2017: Reflexiones en torno a la letra" by Andreu Balius
19 April 2017

Typography Exhibition "Lletres Braves"

A group of multicultural students of the Master in Advanced Typography of 2017 present their project "Lletres Braves" through calligraphic creation, word structure and lettering production. This way they include the exploration of different shades, which enables them to teach their delirium, inviting the viewer to witness a wide range of works that are the result of a process full of friendship, ink and long nights.

Typography Exhibition "Lletres Braves"
29 November 2016

Atlas, with Pablo Martin and Rafa Roses, Graffica Award 2016

Atlas design studio based in Palma de Mallorca, has been awarded the award Graffica 2016 for being reference in the field of design.

Atlas was created in 2013 by Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín, a former student and professor of EINA Master in Advanced Typography. He has currenly teamed up with Rafa Roses, also a former student of EINA.

18 November 2016

“Eina” by Íñigo Jerez, typography invited to Graffica magazine

The third number of Graffica magazine talks about EINA typography, designed by Íñigo Jerez, professor in the Master’s in Advanced typology and in the course Font Advanced Development. There is also an interview where he speaks about his own vision in the design studies.

"Give his book Eina, cuatro matices de un estándar tipográfico is one of his biggest merits as a professor. He combines teaching at EINA as a typography teacher with the management of his design studio. Extra!".

9 November 2016

Ampersand, experimental typographic project at EINA Espai Barra de Ferro

Ampersand is an experimental typographic project compilation inscribed within the framework of 36 days of type. During 3 months, Oriol Cabarrocas and Dani Guix, designers and students at EINA, worked side by side with two photographers to generate a volumetric alphabet using manual procedures, to create physical parts that would then be photographed. Now, after some time, they look back in order to explain what it meant to them to carry out such a big project outside the university context. Ampresand is a final act, a celebration and a way to show everyone the effort behind each and every word.

The name of the exhibition is an allegory to the constant collaboration with other students and professionals that joined the project. A dedication to all those who contributed with their knowledge and helped expand the format of the project. It is also the precedent of a white space to fill, a way to say that what was obtained during the project will be the key for what comes next.


  • Carlos Bermúdez
  • Guillem Casasús
  • Rafa Goicochea
  • Nina Sans
27 October 2016

Advanced font development Course

TYPO EINA is a specialised training area in typography. Plus the Masters in Advanced Typography and the design courses of Lettering Design and Layout Design, three new specialised courses will be added Lettering Techniques, Advanced Font Development and Advanced Text Editing.

Next February 3rd starts Advanced font development. The course deals with all aspects of developing an advanced typographic font for publication. It covers five topics that are usually excluded from more traditional typography courses: non-Latin scripts and non-standard characters in fonts, development and organisation of weights, development of programming and groups in OpenType format, unconventional production tools and typesetting for screens screen fonts design.

The teachers are Noe Blanco, Pilar Cano, Joancarles Casasín, Íñigo Jerez, Eduardo Manso and Ferran Milan, and the programme is:

  • Planning the font family - Eduardo Manso and Íñigo Jerez
    Using an existing alphabet project, without considering whether it has all the characters (a requirement for accessing this course), this course looks at how the weights in a font family grow and how they are organised. The regular-italic relationship and organised thicknesses. The family project, criteria and tools (modulation, interpolation systems). This is a design course but also has technical criteria. It can be worked on as a project and use the master's degree material or material contributed by students.

  • Standard character sets and writing systems - Pilar Cano and Ferran Milan
    The objective is to determine the limits of the Latin alphabet, the groups in which glyphs are are organised according to the most common Unicode standard tables, and to provide an introduction to the possibilities and problems of writing systems in general. There is a theoretical part that will provide the tools for considering the design of types of writing systems unknown to the participants, and they will be asked to incorporate the design of a writing system other than Latin as a practical task in the project.

  • Production tools - Joan Carles Casasín
    Font editing, interpolation, kerning, production, scripts, extensions, specific features of OpenType, generation and testing tools with editing software for alternative fonts to those used conventionally. Introduction to specific tools covering the process from drawing and final generation of the font with professional quality.

  • Type per screen - Noe Blanco
    Introduction to automatic and manual hinting. Generation of webfonts and other formats.

Advanced font development Course