A thesis

Al pie de la letra

A method

Araneae

A dystopia

Hola-Qtal

A factory

NAF

A tribute

Karel

A tool (soon)

Misc.

A farewell (soon)

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A trail (soon)

Un sendero entre las ruinas

Considering himself as a cause, Sergio Lairisa comes from a graphic metalinguistic event in the analogue and digital world that he investigates and explores with a political gaze.

Over time he has learned to transform language into objects, conceiving typography as the voice of words and the editorial piece as a project medium and outreach of knowledge. His practice is linked to his research using design as a critical-conceptual-formal-expression tool rich in visual codes.

Recognitions

ADG Laus 2020 Silver
Final Degree Project: Distinction with Honours
GaudeamusProjecta 2021
ADG Laus 2021 Young Talent

Public interactions

TypeThursday Barcelona 2019 TypeCrit
ExtraboldFest 2021 (with Paula Illescas)

Press

Yorokobu: 'Al pie de la letra'

BAU News: 'El que no pot aturar una pandèmia'

Applications

Can Felipa Arts Visuals 2020 (with Paula Illescas)

Exhibitions

FAD: 'The Best Design of the Year' 2021

Website coding, concept and design
by Sergio Lairisa

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Last update: 13.07.21

Al pie de la letra
A thesis

Most research and studies on languages are done by art historians or linguists, while design takes second place when it’s permanently in contact with language. A visual and intellectual research trip into the current state of language and its politics based solely on graphic designers.

Araneae
A method

This method stems from an inability to design typography. So a new method was proposed, creating a grid based on Trajan’s proportions. The consequence is the creation of a typeface using only the inside pieces of the grid. If you change the methodology you can create new things and new aesthethics.

Hola-Qtal
A dystopia

Because of texting, language has been synthesised over time. Words like ‘How are you’ have ended up as ‘How r u’. We can say that language has evolved with technology. This is a design proposal of what words will look like in a dystopian future, where they will become so compressed that they will end up as ideograms.

NAF
A factory

Branding proposal for an art and design circuit in Poblenou. This neighbourhood has a lot of abandoned textile factories, so the identity tooks all these visual codes that buildings and streets offer. The main concept of the project is based on Magritte’s painting ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe’, where factories have taken on a new meaning.