Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lindo quilombo and the adc junior award ….

Last week we got the message that our book won a prize at the ADC Junior Awards: a »silver nail« in the category literature. it was the first time that the Art Directors Club awarded its well known »nails« also to juniors.

We are so proud and happy to receive this price and want to thank all the people who took part at our project and supported us so greatly! This price wouldn't have been possible without you!

The price came at a point of time when we almost resigned and lost hope that the project would be realized somewhen. Now for sure, there is a new motivation and energy to keep on trying and to find a publisher for the silver awarded book!

Our book marked for the shortlist ….

… and signed with the silver nail on the exhibition in Frankfurt last week!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

the book

Format: 180 x 240 mm
Pages: 478
Paper: 115 g Römerturm, Colombo
Binding: Threadless binding
Fonts: Thesis (The Sans, The Serif)

The title:
Displays what came out: „Quilombo Lindo“- a beautiful chaos. We encountered an potpourri of styles, working methods, biographies, traditions and techniques. An apparent chaos, whose beauty arises just out of this complexity.

The first chapter:
To make the context of the designers and their works fully understandable, we choose not only to fill this book with a collection of interviews with the designers, the book also contains two other parts: We begin the book with an interview with the German industrial designer, design-theorist and author Gui Bonsiepe who has been living and working in South America since the 60’s. He guides the reader through the history of South America and he is making a major contribution exemplifying the history of the Argentinian design and its connection to the hfg Ulm.

The second chapter: We present the biggest design conference in South America, which is located in Mar del Plata, 600 km south of Buenos Aires. The interview with Sebastián Valdivia, one of the two founders and organizers of the congress, talks about the congresses history in connection with the development of Argentinian design and its relevance towards it. With the help from further interviews with the international participants of the congress, we give a trans-cultural glance upon Argentina and with a combination of interviews and photos of Argentina we create a feeling for country, people and design.
The third chapter: Takes the reader into the midst of the “Lindo Quilombo”, the beautiful chaos: the design capital of Argentina – Buenos Aires. Exciting interviews and works with and by 30 different designers are waiting to be read. The reader is introduced to the city towards several photo-graphies of buenos aires combined with quotations from the interviews.

the exhibition

After the presentation of the diploma, we had the chance to exhibit our project for three days together with the other graduates at the university. The following pictures give an impression of the exhibition.

Each designer was presented with the highest quote and work on a small hanging panel.