We are affected by many cultural, political, demographic and social movements and situations. We, as part of a society, move freely within a conglomeration of rules, social and ethical values. Currently, thanks to the new feminist movements, attempts are being made to change and improve the image of women so that we can play a bigger role in the political situation of our countries. Nevertheless, there are still differences. The role of women differs in different cultures and countries and their progress or regression depends on many factors, of course with different characteristics.
In this edition, the Japanese culture is presented from the point of view of Japanese women. What role do women play in and for Japanese culture? Which cultural, demographic, social, artistic and political movements affect women there? How present is the woman in the current and historical design of the country? Is there any connection between aesthetics, femininity and society? What does it mean to be feminine in the Japanese culture?
Bachelor of Arts
Being a fan is a simple task. Knowing of what exactly you’re a fan is, however, something that not everybody is able to. The strong community feelings of soccer fans often form a dazzling veil, through which inconveniences can no longer be seen. There is a problem when undesirable things happen in such a popular sport and it’s difficult to stand against the silent majority. That is why many of the fans do not even want to face these problems, like massive corruption, homophobia, sexism and violence. But why not pursue immoral activities, why not fanatically oppose rather social than sports-related problems? Why not use the role of the fans to make this sport exemplary?
For a symposium titled “The Publishing Sphere – Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures” at “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” in Berlin, at which new forms of literature and publishing had been presented and discussed, Miriam Becker, Leonie-Marie Onas and me created the concept for a flyer-poster presenting the most important information.
For a symposium titled “The Publishing Sphere – Ecosystems of Contemporary Literatures” at “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” in Berlin, at which new forms of literature and publishing had been presented and discussed, Miriam Becker, Leonie-Marie Onas and me created the concept for a reader featuring all participating artists and their works on the topic
In this book I show all of my works from the first to the fourth semester of my
bachelor. These four semesters are the Grundstudium (basic studies) and the key to
the main studies. In the book I explain my evolution and my current state. Working
on this book was a very personal experience for me, which I can only describe with
the expression “to look at yourself in the mirror”.
If I could do the Fiestas de Primavera de Sevilla poster, these would be my drafts – mixing the tradition of the tragic Semana Santa and the merry Feria de Abril.
When I was going to do my first Interrail journey, through 4 cities and 3 countries, I realized that there is no special travel guide for this way of traveling, especially about the route I wanted to take, so I decided to create my own. The small book is divided into four chapters, each one corresponding to one of the cities I wanted to visit. There is a short to-do list as an introduction to the city, a brief historical description with just the really interesting facts about it and a food page at the end. All of these accompanied by funny illustrations of my personal opinion about the places, printed on the cheapest yellow paper I found and bound with staples.
A book with a collection of patterns I created for a university course. From basic
forms to historical periods through the holy center and the mosaic and some
experimental screen printing works at the end of the book.
One of my favorite bands from Spain has this special first album which I can not stop listening to. I wanted to create a design for this record that shows the darkness, obscurity and feelings these songs share. The colors and font remind of the spirituality, but not religious, in the music. The brutality and sensuality of the design hails from a strange picture of a pile of hair with flesh and skin.
Travelogue—a term that is composed of two words (travel and monologue). Two words which complement each other. Two words that perfectly explain how Josepha Conrad writes. Her texts remind us of movement, travel, discovery, boundaries, but they are also a reflection of our selves and the search of it. A travelogue is something informative, an objective way of collecting data about travel and locations, but mixed with personal experiences and feelings, like in Josepha Conrad’s texts. Five of these texts describe a journey that I transferred onto a map. At every place we cross in this journey, we discover a new song of her band Susie Asado: Origami City, Ohio, Mexico, Sao Paulo and This is what I did when I got home. A trip with a beginning and an ending and a prologue about boundaries (Dear inmigration officer). My project has a digital and an analog part, which complement each other. A newspaper is current and informs us. Their texts are the focus of the composition and design. Each of them has its own character and impact, like every location we visit on a journey and also every song text. On a website you can discover each of the places of the journey and the relation between one and the next destination.
This video shows the sketch of the article page of a website, developed in the Digital
Typography course at my university.
We think that our first love is something naive, childish and innocent but it’s
usually also our first physical relationship with an other person. The first love is
not only flowers and hearts, but growing up and experimenting with our own
Poster with the topic “Buh!” With this exclamation I was supposed to express my
displeasure about a specific subject of my choice. As a Spaniard, the first thing I
thought about was the new Ley Mordaza law, according to which it is illegal, among
other things, to criticize politics and the police force. This act against human rights
is best reflected by a Picasso artwork about the time of Franco.
leo.org is a dictionary website with a design that is rooted in the past. Like many of
these websites, it’s almost impossible to understand how to use them. For the
Digital Typography course at my university I wanted to give Leo a fresh, modern
look, but respecting the character and signature of its first identity.
Typography is one of the most technical parts of design. You need a lot of precision
and control to do nice work. In this book, more than 600 pages show the
experimentation with typography and its relation to pictures and other elements
on paper – there is not only one solution to typeset a quote, a caption or an index.
From the basics, to unreadable solutions and experimental answers.