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Dídac Ballester´s delicate work

Photo du designerDuring our stay in Valencia, we had the pleasure to meet Dídac Ballester. A discreet, cheerful, spontaneous and very funny little man. I think he would love to become invisible so he would not feel obligated to talk to people. His personality was very funny and I liked his work… mainly due to his remarkable skills regarding typography, functional simplicity, sobriety and delicacy. Here is a little sample from his website. The first image set illustrates his proposal for an ethical use of typography. Here is what he thinks: what would happen if typography designers explicitly disallowed the use of their work for writing declarations of war, death warrants… ?

artist´s work sample
Commited to an ethical use of typography at the 2nd typography congress in Valencia.

This project reminded me of a question I always asked to myself… As a designer, should you consider your client political views? Taking it to the extreme: could a carpenter decline to sell a chair to Hitler? Where can we draw the line between our own convictions and our survival needs?

artist´s work sample
Projects: Papel Elefante art magazine, typography magazine Vaya Tipo 4, tribute to Crouss Vidal poster, picture from Ecomedia´s exhibition, picture of Valencia Disseny Week.

artist´s work sample
Projects: Calendar, cds packaging and Rascanya Cd, Carmen Calvo´s catalog and Dominó.

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Delf / Graphic designer. She thinks that nuts are extremely well made ​​objects.

2 comments on “Dídac Ballester´s delicate work

  1. Veo q te has pasado algunos días por mi tierra, más q nada por la colección de notas de VLC q estás mostrando poco a poco…
    Yo tb fui otra de las q intentó estar en todas partes en la Disseny Week VLC, pero de recuerdo de la design boom mart me llevé a casa una taza pantone.
    (debido a mi creciente obsesión por las pequeñas cosas gráficas, pese a ser de producto)
    Un saludo:
    siempre es agradable encontrar blogs como el tuyo.

  2. Juanico says:

    Didac es muy bueno os lo aseguro.

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