Programme

Hoy como ayer

Combining old and new techniques in book-making

Wednesday 28 October, 11:45 (20 minutes)

Mr Gonzalo Garcia Barcha, Graphic Designer,

Between 2001 and 2006, Miquel Barceló, arguably the most significant spanish contemporary artist, conceived and executed an intervention in the gothic cathedral of Majorca. Carnets de Peintre, a publishing house in Barcelona commissioned a limited edition, directed at bibliophiles and Art collectors, of the journal he kept during this fertile period. Modern techniques and materials were combined with traditional methods of book-making to produce this work which has involved artisans in the fields of typography, paper-making, pre-press, printing and binding. The result, available in the fall of 2009, aspires to satisfy traditionalists and innovators.