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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
Our Polite Society Matthias KreutzerJens Schildt
Our Form of Type
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Our Form of Type Departing from their publication Our Form of Book, Stockholm and Amsterdam-based studio Our Polite Society will tell about a number of works in which type design played an important role during the development of a project.
For Our Polite Society a type design never exists in its own right, but is always connected to the specific situation in which a work is conceived: type design not in the context of the historical development of letterforms, but a subjective approach with many possible starting points. Within this way of working a typeface can become an analogy which carries information or meaning from a particular subject to another.
Our Polite Society is a studio for graphic design, type design and typographic research based in Amsterdam and Stockholm. It was founded in 2008 by Jens Schildt (SE) and Matthias Kreutzer (D) after their studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) and the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht).
Our Polite Society’s production comprises formats such as books, magazines, posters, exhibitions, signage systems, record sleeves, screens, and typefaces. Among others, Our Polite Society have produced works for Bauhaus Dessau, the University of Stockholm, the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, the New Institute Rotterdam, Malmö Konstmuseum, Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA), and Kunstverein Bielefeld.
Their self-initiated work investigates how typographic form reflects social phenomena, and how it relates to ideology and the distribution of knowledge. Since 2017 they are publishing typefaces under the imprint Our Polite Society Type.
Their work has notably been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the International Poster & Graphic Design Festival Chaumont, the Tallinn Art Hall, and the State University New York; it has been endowed by the Creative Industries Fund NL, was twice awarded with the Best Dutch Book Designs, and is part of the collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Our Polite Society are currently teaching at the Konstfack University (Stockholm), the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) and the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague); they have lectured in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Leipzig, Ghent, Brussels, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Prishtina, Sofia, and Montréal, among others.
An Ongoing Story
An Ongoing StoryFor this lecture, Meiselas will discuss her ongoing work responding to the history of Nicaragua. Still considered by some to be her signature work, the strong color photographs of the popular insurrection that overthrow the Somoza regime and subsequent Sandinista victory were widely distributed in the international press and published in the 1981 book Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979.
A landmark in war photography for its pioneering and controversial use of color, Meiselas’s work in Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979 remains a paragon of engaged, subjective documentary coverage. It was also her first experience working with magazine publications, where she was forced to contend with the mixed blessing of seeing her work widely distributed but out of her control.
Susan Meiselasis a documentary photographer who lives and works in New York. She is the author of Carnival Strippers (76), Nicaragua (81), Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History (97), Pandora’s Box (01), Encounters with the Dani (03) Prince Street Girls (16) and A Room Of Their Own (17). She has co-edited two published collections El Salvador, Work of 30 Photographers (83) and Chile from Within (90), and also co-directed two films: Living at Risk (85) and Pictures from a Revolution (91) with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti.
Meiselas is well known for her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. Her photographs are included in North American and international collections. In 1992 she was made a MacArthur Fellow, received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2015), and most recently the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (2019) and the first Women in Motion Award from Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles.
Mediations, a survey exhibition of her work from the 1970s to present was recently exhibited at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Jeu de Paume, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is on view now at the Instituto Moreira Salles in São Paulo. She has been the President of the Magnum Foundation since 2007, which supports, trains, and mentors the next generation of in-depth documentary photographers and innovative practice.
HeyVerònica FuerteOpen to all Elisavastudentshola@elisava.net
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Verònica FuerteFounder & Creative Director Verònica Fuerte is a designer and illustrator from Barcelona. After earning a degree in Graphic Design from ELISAVA and a MA in Typeface Design from EINA she worked for several design studios in Barcelona. In 2007 she founded her own studio, Hey, which has grown steadily since. She received the ADC Young Guns 7 award and her work has appeared in prestigious media such as It’s nice that, DesignBoom, Communication Arts and AIGA.
Heyis a creative studio based in Barcelona since 2007. We mostly work on graphic design and illustration projects for clients around the world. We create fresh brands, conceptual communication campaigns, unique illustrations and other creative stuff by working closely with our clients, building strong relationships and taking care of every aspect of the design process.
We’re constantly evolving and adapting not only because business and design doesn’t stay still but also because we like to explore new ideas. We do it all with passion and detail because we love what we do and we truly believe in the power of visuals for changing things and achieving communication goals. Images are how we communicate. Simple, direct and comprehensive images form our visual language.
It’s a language that speaks clearly through different media, be it print, digital or even the handcrafted. Our images generate ideas that cross international borders with ease leading to unique solutions for clients big and small and sometimes just for ourselves. Side projects are a must in Hey. Thinking about design, free from commercial pressures, helps us to break creative boundaries and keep growing. The HeyShop is the most significant showcase of Hey’s personal initiatives and graphic expressions.
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.
© Jorge Serra aka Superlative
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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Mariona Ribas + Pablo Silván · MDE 17
Ana Julieta Calavia + Dídac Pérez · MDG 18
Idil Güçüyener + Amanda Kallin · MGD 17
Olga Pipnik + Daniel Senior · MDE 18
Idil Güçüyener + Anna Kabanina · MED 17
Daniel Senior + María Villamil · MDE 18
Patrick Thomas Workshop · MDE 18
María Mazzanti + Claudia Rizo-Patrón · MDE 18
Ayse Sismanoglu + Mar Tocado · MGD 19
G Barbi + S Hervella + J Kim · MDE 17
G Barbi + F Cufré + A Herrero · MDG 17
Saínza Hervella + Jiae Kim · MDE 17
Vitor Manduchi + Charles Pons · MGD 18
Núria Centelles · MDG 18
Helena Llop + Andrés Villanueva · MDG 18
Pedro Mata + Beatriz Pina · MGD 18
Ângela Almeida + María Gómez-Senent · MDE 17
Daniel Ballesta + María Gómez-Senent · MDE 17
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