Size: 9 x 13 inches
Notes: Poster, Small Poster
Artist: Pla-Narbona, J.
About The Poster: This poster was created for the 44th Barcelona Book Fair in 1995 by Josep Pla-Narbona, renowned Spanish designer. This poster is part of a run of 150.
Josep Pla-Narbona "studied art at the Barcelona Art and Craft School 1945-49, then spent two years working in Paris. Returned to Barcelona in 1958 to set up his own studio and by 1961 had been twice awarded the San Jorge prize for drawing. Appointed professor of advertising and plastic art at the Massana School, and elected first chairman of the Grafistas Agrupación FAD (now ADG-FAD). In 1962, Pla-Narbona studied typographic techniques in Switzerland and worked with the advertising agency Adolf Wirz of Zürich; also produced a series of lithographs for ARTA Zürich. He has been frequently honoured with exhibitions, awards, and grants for his art and design work.
International exhibitions include the 1st Warsaw Poster Biennale, the inauguration of the Lincoln Center and the NY AIGA. His work is in MoMA's graphic art collection (1972). He designed posters for the 25th Olympic Games and the Spanish Pavilion at Expo 92 in Seville. He was the AGI chairman for Spain until 2009. He has been featured in many publications, including IDEA, U&LC, and M. Muller's The Haunted World of Josep Pla-Narbona. He received the LAUS Award 2000 from the ADG-FAD, the Design Award from the AEPD (Asociación Española de Profesionales del Diseño) in 2001, and the Spanish National Design Award 2004." (source: Alliance Graphique Internationale: http://www.a-g-i.org/2127/members/planarbona.html)