When I’m in a different part of the world I tend to keep my eyes open for cool design-related stuff. Signs, logos, packages or whatever. Each city I visit tends to have vastly different aesthetics then what I’m accustomed to in Canada, and Barcelona didn’t disappoint.
Here are a few quick snaps I took with my iPhone and camera as we walked around the city after I finished my duties at OFFF. Some great examples of design and typography, I even liked their “No Parking” signs.
I’m busy gathering photos and writing my OFFF Barcelona recap post. Had a great time, stay tuned for that one soon.
Hey James, the architect of La Sagrada Familia is Gaudi, major influence in the city. Caja Madrid is indeed a bank
That Lufthansa sugar packet is absolutely beautiful.
That’s looking awesome !
Guillermo, it wasn’t Gaudi who did that drawing though. I believe it was the sculptor that handled all the characters and statues. Can’t remember his name.
You’re after Josep Subirachs:
I was amazed how recent his additions were (late 80s) Previously assumed they dated back to earlier last century.
Are the cranes down yet? When I visited a couple of years ago, the SF was still dominated by tall, yellow cranes. Amazing place all the same.
the drawing is by Catalan sculptor Josep Maria Subirach, i found it on this website:
Good one buddy! I´m excited to see the OFFF blog post!
That sugar packet is awesome! It’s a shame more companies don’t invest in good design – for a minimal investment they can improve the customer experience and leave a lasting impression on design geeks such as myself.
barcelona it’s one of the greatest european cities to find great communication design. everywhere you look there’s a sign, a shop or even a medieval stained glass that had design dedication from someone.
By the way, “caja” it is a bank, and “correos” the official post offices. Actually pretty much the same for the “Portuguese brothers”.