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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’Automàtica, where we work and experiment with letterpress and offset. Printing and communicating content shapes our everyday practice.
The Catalogue for the Catalan artist Ignasi Aballí was published in the course of the exhibition Infinite Sequence at the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2016. The publication was conceived and designed so as to not follow the conventional structures of institutional books. The catalogue consists in an essay book inside of an artist book. It deconstructs the textual-based art work and reproduces it large enough for people to read it.
Format: 297 x 210mm, 176 pages
“Materials guide No. 1, Research, analysis and suggestive implementation” is the first of a number of publications that document internal research and processes of the Technical Innovation Department of Puig, Barcelona.
Format: 297 x 210mm, 128 pages
Photography: Oficina de disseny
Cazadores de Luz. Fotosíntesis mecánica, documents the experimental photography workshop held by Alfonso Borragán and Esther Llorca in Hangar, Barcelona, 2016. The publication has been realised together with Roman Daniel during his internship in our studio.
The guidelines publication for the call of Can Felipa Arts Visuals 2016 – destined for supporting the emerging scene of Curating, Fine Arts and Visual Communication in Barcelona.
The offset-print is based on 4 printing plates with differently sized rectangles. The latter have been printed in 21 variations out of countless possibilities in a total of 56 printing runs. Thanks to the overprinting, new tones emerged out of the 3 basic, initial colours. The project has been realised during more than 16 hours between 28 and 29 April 2016 in the printing workshop L’Automàtica.
Offset-printed in L’Automàtica
Format: 350 x 500 mm (poster) 175 x 292 mm (leaflet)
Leaflet for the exhibition Permit yourself to drift from what you are reading at this very moment into another situation… Imagine a situation that, in all likelihood, you’ve never been in, curated by Moritz Küng as part of the Arts Libris 2016 art bookfair at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona, 2016.
Format: 210 x 297 mm
The catalogue Heimo Zobernig Books & Posters Catalogue raisonné 1980–2016 is a compilation of all books and posters made by the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig from 1980 until 2015, published by Malmö Konsthall and the Cologned-based publishing house Walther König. The project has been elaborated in close collaboration with curator Moritz Küng and Heimo Zoberning.
Format: 297 x 210mm, 432 pages
Le fleuve armure — Der Rüstungsfluss is an artist publication by Adrian Schindler. It is based on a performance that tells a story about the life of a bridge, about France and Germany, tieing in the story of the artist’s family, which comes from a village close to the bridge. The publication has been made in the course of a collective exhibition and Adrian’s performances at the Centre d’Art Maristany, Sant Cugat del Vallés, 2015—2016.
Offset-printed in two colours at L’Automàtica
Format: 320 x 225 mm
We redesigned the website of “Espai en blanc”, a group of thinkers, who stands for a critical, collective and experimental thinking in the scope of philosophy and politics. They first came together in Barcelona in 2002 and the website works as an archive for everything they produce such as texts, publications, activities,…
Design of the bilingual poetry book collection Bèsties Butxaca for Edicions Poncianes – a Barcelona based literary publishing house. Poeta de les Cendres is the first book of a collection that claims the figure of the translator as a creator — just as the corresponding collection of posters called Bèsties.
Format: 180 x 110 mm, 83 pages
The cover card was letterpressed at L’Automàtica
The three-page leaflet is three-colour-offset-printed on both sides
Format: 215 x 115 mm
The website informs about the ongoing research and events of the project 3×4 exploring metaspace platforms for inclusive future cities — an interactive telepresent installation designed for public audiences in Dehli and London. 3×4 was been initiated by Dr. Claire McAndrew, The Bartlett, University College London and Prof. Paul Sermon, University of Brighton.
Special edition of MUNT (sound actions). The publication’s content consists in a selection of vinyls and cassettes, originating from Raül Pratginestós‘ personal collection. Raül played his selection throughout in the course of the event at l’Automática, 27 February 2015.
Cover letterpressed at L’Automática
Format: 295 x 100 mm
Exhibition design for the permanent collection of the Austrian Museum of Literature opened in Vienna, 2015. In collaboration with curators and architects the former building of the Viennese “k.u.k. Hofkammerarchiv” was transformed into a literature museum. The chronological circuit on two floors exhibits literature from the 18th century until the present day. The modular system containing multiple graphic, book and typographic elements, screens, posters, frames and display cases had to be fitted into the original, heritage-protected shelves.
Visual identity, postcards and vouchers for LAMPP, a project by Jordi Canudas. LAMPP consists of a lamp shade and an application for mobile phones that allows you to create different atmospheres by controlling colours, light intensity or music and defining the state of connectivity the device.
Flyers and vouchers letterpressed at L’Automàtica
The book a Brief History of the Future was published in the course of the exhibition The Future Does Not Wait curated by Sonia Fernández Pan for La Capella, Barcelona Producció 2014. The publication consists of a series of conversations between the curator and different artists (present in the exhibition) and guest contributors, in which they talk about their understanding of “future”.
Format: 175 x 110mm, 328 pages
A catalogue for the New York based artist Roni Horn, awarded with the Joan Miró Prize 2014, that was published in the course of the exhibition Roni Horn. Everything was sleeping as if the universe were a mistake. The three different editions stand for the three different languages: Catalan, English and Spanish.
Format: 285 x 305 mm
Design: Ariadna Serrahima
Visual communication (postcards, leaflets, invites and banners) for the Roni Horn. Everything was sleeping as if the universe were a mistake exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona from June to September 2014.
Design: Ariadna Serrahima
Graphic design and naming for a poster collection published by Edicions Poncianes, a Barcelona based literary publishing house. The collection claims the figure of the translator as a creator — through the translation of poems by internationally relevant authors that had not been previously translated to Catalan.
Format: 590 x 836 mm
Design: Ariadna Serrahima
Exhibition design for the Centre of Architecture in Vienna. The idea behind the strict grid of shelves, printed on grey cardboard, was to showcase the centre’s main activity: the collecting and structuring of the architectural legacy. The centre collects donations and bequests from Austrian architects since 1993.