Selected: Graphic Design from Europe

Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages.

 

Index Book is a Barcelona based publishing company specializing in books about graphic design and visual creativity whose activity and distribution covers a global scale, making it a referral in the design industry.

Selected: Graphic Design from Europe

is an event which will gather top professionals from all over Europe in Barcelona, for two days, to share creative ideas and solutions through a series of conferences and workshops.

 

The Yearbook

As a design-specializing publisher, every year Index Book launches the renowed Spanish design annual, Select. Graphic Design From Spain. Currently entering its 9th edition - Select I - the yearbook showcases a selection of the best design projects completed in Spain during the previous year.

For the first time, Index Book is now taking this editorial project further by extending it to the rest of the continent with the forthcoming launch of its European edition, elected A. Graphic Design From Europe.

 

12/03/10

Joakim Borgström
Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam 

FL@33
Agathe Jacquillat & Tomi Vollauschek 

Eduardo del Fraile
Dfraile 

Hi-Res!
David Linderman
13/03/10

Magma Brand Design
Lars Harmsen 

Stockholm Design Lab
Björn Kusoffsky 

Bildi Grafiks
Agnès Simon and Martí Ferré 

Robert Appleton
About Time: A Theory of Design, Music and the Play Instinct.
 
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Workshops 12/03/10 - 13/03/10

TwoPoints.Net
Visualizing concepts

10:00-12:00 hrs. Conference room 1. 

A 2-day workshop in which we will try to translate a concept into an image. An image which is self-explanatory. We shall start working from a text and everyone must choose a moment which they would like to visualize. Something that moves you, causes you concern, confusion... and which the participant has to express in writing. Only then, with that moment or idea well-defined on paper, you can begin to visualize. 

The second part consists of realizing with limited tools (without computer) and format. At the end of the workshop each participant will present his work to the group and will discuss all this, contrasting the writing at the beginning and the visual result and checking for communicative consistency or discrepancy between them. 

Who?

TwoPoints.Net
www.twopoints.net 
 
When?

10:00-12:00 hrs.
 
Where?

Axa Auditorium - Conference Room 1
L'illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal, 547. Barcelona
 
Language

Bilingual: English / Spanish
 
Tickets

Capacity limited to 20 persons.
Special discount if you buy your tickets before 31/01

TwoPoints.Net was founded in 2007 with the aim to do exceptional design work.

Work that is tailored to the client's needs, work that excites the client's customers, work that hasn't been done before, work that does more than work. The market immediately responded to such an offer - in only two years TwoPoints.Net has been able to compile a set of very diverse, high quality projects. 

TwoPoints.Net is a small company that thinks big, not just in terms of international clientele but also with its network. This network includes musicians, photographers, software developers and writers, among many others. 

TwoPoints.Net's core network is directed by Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz - two graphic designers with German, Dutch and Spanish education and experience

 

Catherine Dixon
Letters as forms

9:30-11:30 hrs. Conference room 2. 

A 2-day workshop exploring new ways of seeing letters as forms. We shall start by borrowing unexpected visual methods to investigate familiar forms, so that we can begin to better understand what it is that defines the very particular visual personality of a font with surprising results. Letterform quite literally becomes a physical experience! 

During the second part of the workshop letterforms are further explored through their creative use. We will explore the expressive potential of letters in a series of small typographic compositions. And while intentionally playful the potential for professional application of what is learned is clear and confidence-building.

Catherine Dixon

Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London 

Catherine was born in London where she studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins before going on to gain her PhD there in 2003. Since graduating she has combined designing, writing, and teaching.

In her design life clients include the publishers Penguin Books, Laurence King and CH Beck. She was part of the D&AD award winning team also nominated for the London Design Museum's Designer of the Year award in 2005 for Penguin's Great Ideas series. She is currently working on a commissioned project commemorating the making of the 7 July London Bombings Memorial. 

As a practitioner and writer she has spoken at conferences internationally and is a regular contributor to the design journal Eye, also co-authoring with Phil Baines the book Signs: lettering in the environment (2003) and the critically acclaimed website publiclettering.org.uk. 

She has taught widely in the UK and overseas. She is now a Senior Lecturer on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins, where she has taught and researched for 10 years, and where, with Baines, she co-curates the Central Lettering Record, a unique photographic study archive.
Who?

Catherine Dixon
Typography classes
 
When?

9:30-11:30 hrs.
 
Where?

Axa Auditorium - Conference Room 2
L'illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal, 547. Barcelona
 
Language

Bilingual: English / Spanish
 
Tickets

Capacity limited to 20 persons.
Special discount if you buy your tickets before 31/01

 

 

Ada Cardozo
The Onion

10:30-12:30 hrs. Conference room 3. 

A 2-day workshop on developing your creativity and finding a new point of view in reality. All you have to bring is an onion and a camera, laptop, pen and paper, or any other tools you want to work with. The assignment is explained in the first session and right after that the working process will start. At the end of the first session the concepts and first visual ideas will be presented and discussed. The second session will be dedicated to the final presentations.

The story is: we live in a world without onions. It's a new product and you have to design a campaign to introduce the onion in society. You can choose between two options: the real function of the onion (you can cut it, use it for cooking, for its medicinal properties, etc.) or it can be a completely irrational, new product whose funtion is to be discovered. There is an extra option: the onion has become an art piece for artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg or any other contemporary artist of your choice. It is then your job to create a concept, a catalogue or a poster for an exhibition. 

Ada Cardozo

Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague 

Born in Leiden (Holland) in 1952. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague and studied Art History at the University of Leiden, with a specialisation in design and a graduation thesis on Sol Lewitt. She worked at several art schools in Holland, subsequently as a teacher in art and design history in Rotterdam em Breda, as head of the department of Visual Communication and member of the board in Utrecht, and head of the department of Graphic Design in The Hague. 

From 1988-1999 she worked for Royal PTT Nederland as a design consultant, being involved with commissioning projects in the field of graphic design such as a new corporate style, postal stamps, a new font for the telephone guide, year reports etc. She participated in several books on Dutch design and wrote articles in the Dutch design magazine 'Items'. She gave numerous guest lectures in Holland, France, England, Germany and was member of several juries in Holland and abroad.
Who?

Ada Lopes Cardozo
 
When?

10:30-12:30 hrs.
 
Where?

Axa Auditorium - Conference Room 3
L'illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal, 547. Barcelona
 
Language

Bilingual: English / Spanish
 
Tickets

Capacity limited to 20 persons.
Special discount if you buy your tickets before 31/01

 

Volcano Type
Tangram Type Total

11:00-13:00 hrs. Conference room 4. 

The tangram is a dissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of TANGRAM TYPE TOTAL is to form 26 letter shapes, an alphabet, using individually precutted pieces out of a square, which may not overlap.

Lars Harmsen

Lars Harmsen is associate and creative director of MAGMA Brand Design in Karlsruhe (founded in 1996 with Ulrich Weiss and Florian Gärtner). The focal point of his work is corporate and editorial design. He is also partner and creative director for the Munich agency Melville Brand Design (associated office with MAGMA). 

He is founder of Volcano-Type, a font label which distributes over 200 fonts. In 2004 he launched the typography weblog Slanted and a year later the quarterly published Slanted magazine

Harmsen is author of design and typography books. In 2004, Versus (DGV- Die Gestalten Verlag) received numerous awards (Red Dot, Most Beautiful German Books, Berlin Type). The book Bastard - Choose my identity (Actar, bastard-project.com) published in 2006, examines cultural identities and the influence of globalization and web on culture and design. 2009 and 2010 he published Typodarium, a calendar presenting a new font each day. 

Lars Harmsen teaches corporate and editorial design at the School of Design in Pforzheim. Furthermore, he is a sought-after speaker for many conferences (Face-to-Face/Stuttgart, Typo Berlin, Colophon, European Design Conference, ICTVC etc).

Who?

Volcano Type
www.volcano-type.de 
 
When?

11:00-13:00 hrs.
 
Where?

Axa Auditorium - Conference Room 4
L'illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal, 547. Barcelona
 
Language

Bilingual: English / Spanish
 
Tickets

Capacity limited to 20 persons.
Special discount if you buy your tickets before 31/01

 

Directions

All of the conferences and workshops will take place at the Auditorium of the Axa Convention Centre, situated within the premises of the L'illa Diagonal shopping mall.

Axa Auditorium
L'illa Diagonal
Av. Diagonal 547 / C. Deu i Mata 111
Barcelona (Spain)

 

Accommodations

The official travel agent for the Selected: Graphic design from Europe event, RACC, offers the possibility of coming to Barcelona at a very attractive price

 

 

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