Marc Villalba has won a Bronze Laus, awarded by the Association of Graphic Designers and Art Directors of the FAD (ADG-FAD), Students category, with the project 451, Literatura en llamas (451, Literature on Fire), developed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Photography and Editorial Design of EINA.
Marc, what did winning this award mean to you?
A great joy! I am proud that your work is being recognized. And even more so if this recognition comes from the professional environment. The level of quality of the student projects submitted this year has been extremely high. Being part of those selected has been a good dose of encouragement to continue working and improving.
Your project treats literary creation as a tool for generating dialogue and forming critical minds, and interconnects literature, design and photography. Why did you choose this theme?
I am interested in literature as a generator of ideas and a trainer of critical minds. For the project, I decided to work on a publication that would deal with everything related to literary works that have been persecuted and banned, almost always by totalitarian regimes, over time. Regimes or dogmas aware that a society without access to knowledge and culture is more manipulable.
The list of authors who have been silenced, for reasons of gender, sexual orientation or dissident approaches, among others, is very long. The magazine was conceived as a tool to disseminate all these works, taking them as a starting point to present current titles as well. I really wanted to talk about all this, paying a lot of attention to the design and layout of the content.
Finally, Marc what role has EINA played in your career?
Well, it's been more than a year since I've been with EINA and I'm still reaping the rewards. The postgraduate course I took and the work and learning that resulted have brought me many good moments. I believe that the changes that I have experienced in this last year, in the professional field, would not have happened if I had not decided to make a stop to extend my training. Sharing processes with my colleagues and postgraduate teachers was very enriching. I have very good memories.