Esther Miquel is a multidisciplinary designer living in Barcelona, Spain. Her career has developed between the graphic design and visual art. In recent years she had worked on various projects focused in creative direction and editorial design within the arts, architecture, and fashion fields. Her approach is determined by a keen interest in texture, shape, light and typography, concepts and ideas are developed with regard to these characteristics with a particular attention to the artistic sensibility and experimental design. She likes water.
Concept / Editorial Design. Water Looks Wetter than Before, 2016
Creative Direction / Concept / Production. Untitled (leather)
My mom asked me if I could take some pictures of her leather jacket for Wallapop (a Spanish web service for buying and selling used items) and I came up with this video.
The jacket it is still available, we did not sell it yet.
Concept / Editorial Design (unrealised concept)
Concept / Production. Watch here
Peace For Your Eyes IV
Peace For Your Eyes collection x VIDA
(Silk or Modal Square Scarf and Men’s Silk or Cotton Pocket Square)
Creative Direction / Concept / Art Direction / Graphic Design for A&CO.
Concept / Graphic Design
Concept / Production
“Comparativa Gestual” is project about different body language interpretations. Body language is one of the most basic forms of human communication (nonverbal communication) where thoughts, intentions, or feelings are expressed by physical behaviors, such as facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eyes movement, touch and the use of space. Interpretations may vary from country to country, or culture to culture. There is controversy on whether
body language is universal. (All images were stolen from the internet).
Concept / Editorial Design
Peace Four Your Eyes XII
Water from the Mediterranean Sea in Stamford, 2014. This sample contains water from the Mediterranean Sea. Through the process of evaporation, the water will turn into vapor, and inevitably, into humidity. The visitors of the exhibition will inhale the vapor of the water, making it circulate throughout the exhibition space, contributing to the generation of condensation and enabling the formation of clouds in the upper layers of the atmosphere. The seawater from Barcelona will turn into Stamford vapor. Art project for “It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information” curated by Brian Droitcour and Zanna Gilbert.
SICCUS, 2016. Magnifying a picture of a dry mud and a cracked desert it visualizes the notion that all spaces are merged. The black crack looks wet after the intentional macro zoom. Interconnectivity and ambiguity, how the perception plays in our lives, how we understand the things around us.
Thirstily, Thirsty, Thirty
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Clients and projects:
CCCB (Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona), Arts Santa Mònica. Contemporary and multidisciplinary art space, Camper, CoNCA (The Catalan National Council for Culture and Arts), Bd Barcelona Design, Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura (Government of Catalonia. Cultural Department), Barcelona City Council, La Virreina, BLANC Festival, Mercat de les Flors. Contemporary dance center of Barcelona, Sant Andreu Contemporani (SAC), Vola, Expo de Zaragoza, Lagencia, OD, Jungmaven, Smith & Cult, Anaïs & Dax, BYOB, Met.room Foundation, Festa del Grafisme, Mercado de Navidad Tropical, Konvent.0 and more.
Mike Swaney, Yannick Val Gesto, Bendita Gloria, Carol Montpart, Dani Navarro, Ramón Úbeda, Massimiliano Bomba, Benjamín García Saxe, Edu Martinez Piraces, Marti Canillas, Ken Seeno, Juan Areizaga and Jose Porroche.
This website presents a selection of projects which may help illustrate her approach and ideas. Please get in touch, if you would like to have more information or a selected portfolio.
Commissions and collaborations welcome.
© 2011-16 Esther Miquel