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Project. Communication Breakdown

Purpose. To express visually the sensation of the chaos and disorder that surround us every day.

Assignment. To create new forms and applications through graphic elements taken from the urban context that have been converted in about 50 MB of graphic material. The project arises from the personal need of expressing the sensation of mess and chaos in front of everything that surrounds us, underscoring the fact that we are alone and isolated, and that our connection with other people are made from our own predisposition, like a projection onto the other, and not from a "real connection." From the point of view, that our environment is a mirror of multiple forms.

Format. Different sizes

Time. 20 weeks


Andreu Balius was born in Barcelona in 1962. He is a graphic designer, typographer, and founder of the typographic project García Fonts and Typerware Studio (1996-2001) in Barcelona. He does typographic work besides teaching at diverse design schools (Bau, Elisava, Esdi, Istituto Europeo di Design). He is also an associate teacher at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Comunication at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. Ballius is a member of the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI).

He has been an invited lecturer and seminar teacher at diverse congresses and seminars on design: Fuse'95 Berlín; ATypI Barcelona 1995; TypoBerlin'96, etc. Balius has created diverse exhibitions and his type designs are part of the type catalogues of Ha Typerepublic, FontFont, and ITC

Andreu Balius is the author of the book Type at Work edited by IndexBook (edición en castellano), Bis Publishers (English edition). His works has been published in diverse magazines: Eye (UK), Etapes Graphiques (France), Page magazine (Germany), Visual (España), Desktop (Australia), etc., and in books: Emotional_digital, TypeGraphics, etc.

Balius has received diverse prizes and awards: Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club (TDC-New York), 2002. Excellence in Type Design by the Association Typographique Internationale ( ATypI), 2001. Premio LAUS ’29, Best of Design and Advertising in Spain, 1998.

Student Designer. Alex Trochut


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