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Type Design Workshops in Barcelona
Four workshops with — Mark van Wageningen Novo Typo — Manuel Krebs Norm — Ken Barber House Industries — Cyrus Highsmith Occupant Fonts
Novo Typo Mark van Wageningen
Color is the new bold!
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Color is the new bold! A trip through the history of multicolored typography. With a renewed interest in multicolored type design I will show that we are facing a new era of chromatic typography. Gutenberg's contemporaries already designed and printed a chromatic typeface in the 15th century. Via designs of William H. Page and Cassandre, I will show a multicolored typographic historical timetable. This presentation will show the past, the present, and the future of multicolored typography.
I will answer all your questions such as: Why is the color red often used in the organization of text? What is the difference between rubrications and illuminations? What is the difference between color contrast and type contrast? Will color be the new bold? What is the difference between decoration and deconstruction? What were Johannes Fust and Peter Schöffer doing in Mainz in the 15th century? Why are type designers traditionally thinking in black and white? The typographic dresscode is colorful!
Novo Typo Mark van Wageningen is the founder of Novo Typo, a (typo) graphic design studio and font foundry in Amsterdam. In 2015 started the Typewood project, a research project about designing, deconstructing, and transforming multicolored digital typefaces into wooden type for letterpress. Ziza, its equivalent with lead type, followed in 2016. Both projects show the future of multicolored typeface design through the revitalization and deconstruction of typographic traditions.
Mark wrote a number of books about chromatic type design such as the Novo Typo Color Book (2017) and Color and Type (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019). As a self-proclaimed ambassador of multicolored typography, van Wageningen lectures on polychromatic type design at a number of international design conferences and festivals.
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Radim Peško is a designer and typographer. In 2010 he established his RP Digital Type Foundry that specializes on typefaces that are both formally and conceptually distinctive. He has created original typefaces for visual identities of museums such as Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam; Eastside Projects in Birmingham; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Aspen Art Museum; Fridericianum in Kassel or Berlin Biennale 8 and companies such as Paco Rabanne, among others.
His other work include visual identities for Secession in Vienna, Krabbesholm Hojskole in Denmark or various exhibition projects in which the role of graphic design is examined, re-defined or put into the question. In 2011 he became a chairman of International Biennial of Graphic design in Brno and co-curated two of its editions, 2014 and 2016. Between 2006–2012 he taught at Rietveld Academie. He is currently visiting lecturer at RCA and at Master in Typedesign at ECAL. He lives and works in London.
Malika Favre is a French artist based in Barcelona. Her bold, minimal style – often described as Pop Art meets OpArt – is a striking lesson in the use of positive/negative space and colour. Her work always springs from a strong narrative core and is intended to provoke the imagination – with a bit of humour, a touch of sexiness, and a re-imagination of the ordinary. The governing principle in all of Malika’s work is ‘less is more.’
Malika studied Graphic Design in Paris at the ENSAAMA before moving to the UK in 2004 to pursue her career as an illustrator. She joined the multidisciplinary studio, Airside, in 2006 working as a designer and illustrator and directing animation projects. In 2011, Malika launched her own business as an independent illustrator and artist. Since then, her unmistakable style has established her as one of the UK’s most sought after graphic artists.
Malika’s clients include The New Yorker, Montreux Jazz, Apple and Penguin Books, amongst many others.After more than a decade living in London, Malika decided to move to Barcelona. In parallel to her career as a commercial illustrator, she continues to develop a body of personal work.
Margarida Borges, Ricardo Martins& José Mendes
interview by Francisca Torres
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Desisto is an independent multidisciplinary platform established in 2013 by Margarida Borges and Ricardo Martins. In 2015, the platform started to operate also as a graphic design studio and welcomed José Mendes. From self-initiated projects to cultural and commercial commissions, Desisto’s work encompasses visual identity, branding, editorial projects, exhibition design and webdesign, with a particular focus on typography and production.
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It’s important for us to share knowledge in a structure of values with which we identify ourselves with.
Anthony Burrill + Eugeni Bach
Interview by Francisca Torres
In May 2019, the first summer pavilion was built on the terrace of Elisava's third floor. It was the result of the collaboration between the master's degree in ephemeral architecture and temporal spaces (MEATS) and the master's degree in graphic design (MGD) carried out during the five-day workshop under the name '3km', led by Anthony Burrill and Eugeni Bach.
I don’t usually tweet, I’m more of an instagram kind of person, but I did this tweet “People together make things happen”. And I think that was the spirit really. I got quite emotional…
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Pol Pérez & Pep Román
interview by Francisca Torres
Pol Pérez and Pep Román are the founders of Affaire – an art and design studio working in the fields of fashion, culture and consumer goods. Both are teaching in the Master's Degree In Editorial Design (MED) leading the Book Design project and in the Master's Degree in Graphic Design (MGD) guiding the Editorial project.
Correcto. Yo diría que la educación es el "proyecto estrella" de nuestro estudio.
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