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Oficina de Disseny
The relevance of printing in the cultural context
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Developping a critical spirit and reflecting collectively on what is an “artist publication” and/or a publication that forms part of the creative and cultural field. Reflecting about the meaning of the action of printing and its historical precedents. Discussing about the need of publishing in the contemporary context. Learning about the stages of the design process and about the relationship established between the graphic designer and the artist, institution and/or publisher.
In these different stages we will have to think about the publication’s potential audience, about its economic accessibility, in which context it will circulate, what decisions will have to be taken for the printing production, in what way these decisions will influence the design, how the content and artistic concept can be transcribed into a graphic and printed language, to what extent the designer has to take on the role of a content editor, etc.
Oficina de Disseny
Are Ariadna Serrahima, Diego Bustamante and Katharina Hetzeneder — a graphic design studio founded in Barcelona in autumn 2014. We make books and publications, visual identities, posters, music releases, websites and exhibitions, teach classes and are involved in various research-based projects.
"The current social and political context determines our way of doing and thinking. Content matters, as do collective design processes with our clients, collaborators and the people around us who enrich our work. The design process goes hand in hand with the production at our printing workshop l’Automatica, where we work and experiment with letterpress and offset. Printing and communicating content shapes our everyday practice."
An Interview with
"I realized during our conversation that most of the intuitive decisions I have made as a graphic designer in New York have been counter to the idea of running a business: I don’t have a website, operate fairly invisibly as a practitioner and often turn down opportunities that don’t seem like the right fit."
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Article Info & Credits
Published on Junuary 5, 2018
Written by Ben Schwartz
ADG Laus 2017
Laura Frade and
Xavier Morros win
a gold Laus Students award with their digital project Barreg.es
Barreg.es aims to reinvent the language and tone used in the cava universe and adds freshness to this market sector creating a digital environment to promote the consumption of cava and dissociate it from the idea of celebration and achieving a less seasonal consumption period. Barreg.es is an editorial environment that contains conversations between people who have joined together to carry out projects.
ADG Laus 2017
Miguel Mesquita wins
a Gold Laus Students
in graphic design with his project Relief
Relief Issue 1
From a creative and sensorial perspective, Relief brings a contemporary look on the world of sculpture starting on the twentieth century. A visual essay in a reflective and timeless tone. A magazine product of the fascination for sculpture in which the quality of the texts and the strength of the images are an obsession, with its large format, converts it into a cultural object.