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Interview with Sarah Barbuto, Bronze Laus Award

Sarah Barbuto has won a Bronze Laus Award, awarded by the Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors of the FAD (ADG-FAD), in the Student category, with her Final Project for the Master's Degree in Graphic Design 'unagenda'.

Sarah, what has it meant to you to receive this award?
This award has been a great recognition of months of hard work, effort and my own vision of the profession of graphic designer. I come from a background of studies that have nothing to do with design and I moved to Barcelona just to study this master's degree, so receiving a Laus, apart from making me very excited, gives me strength and confidence to follow this path and launch myself into the professional world.

Your project is a daily diary with an expiry date, a visual metaphor for the fleetingness of time. As it is printed on thermal paper, the ink fades away, leaving the pages blank and only what has been written visible. How did you come up with this idea?
Ever since I was a child I have been very fond of diaries, as they have been indispensable allies that have accompanied my years of study. When I started working, I chose to design my own version by hand and adapt it to my tastes and needs. At the same time, I have begun to nurture a certain interest in the subject of time, analysing how we manage it and how we relate to it, being a limited resource that determines our passage through life. 

On the other hand, my family is involved in the world of cash registers and management systems in Northern Italy, so for as long as I can remember, I have been in contact with thermal paper and its unique characteristics. In other words, I could sum it up by saying that this project is a product of my interests that have been nurtured by my personal history, of different themes that have found, under the same form, a common ground.

And, finally Sarah, what does EINA mean to you?
EINA for me has been the place where I have been able to confirm that I really want to be a designer, motivated by teachers, classmates and an environment that have been a source of creative and professional inspiration.

 Sarah Barbuto
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