Maria Rull
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New Atlas

Editorial - September 2016 Experimental publication to show my design process through adventure research.

Editorial - September 2016 A4 210x297mm - Digital printed - Black and white

New atlas is a collaborative publication made by all of the graphic design students in my cohort. Each of us constructed a visual narrative based on twelve tasks that we each had to complete in various locations around Providence. Every classmate designed eight spreads, and together we determined the order in order to compose a larger narrative in the form of a book. In my view, the goal of this particular project was to get to know our new territory and our team, while at the same time revealing and challenging our personal design processes.

Good time in America

Poster & Editorial - August 2018 A project that aims archive my visual interest and experiences of my last three years living in the United States.

Poster & Editorial - August 2018

A project that aims archive my visual interest and experiences of my last three years living in the United States. This project is ongoing and with an undetermined outcome.

Pieced-together. Collaborative alphabet.

Experience - January 2017 Collaborative alphabet result of a conditional design experiment with participants. Check out video.

Experience - January 2017

Using leftover counter forms from the previous project, I set up a new scenario in which I asked my classmates to use these pieces to spell out a list of words. The collection of words resulting from the experiment contained all the letters in the alphabet, so the final result was a collaborative alphabet that I later shared with the participants.

Guido Valin

Identity & Editorial - January 2016 Brand design and related applications for the interior designer Guido Valin.

Identity & Editorial - January 2016

Brand design for Guido Valin studio, a small interior design firm specializing in developing renders for spaces and products. The brand design and its systems are inspired by the tools of rendering software as well as the final outcomes. 

Self Interview

Editorial - January 2017 Self-Interview zine to analyze and found thesis contents and directions.

Editorial - January 2017

As a writing exercise, I interviewed myself as a tool to reflect, discover and guide my thesis thoughts. The writing's design in a form of zine with self-distorted selfies as a visual narrative.

Biruji IX

Poster & Identity - October 2018 Identity, poster, and merchandising for Biruji Festival, an alternative music festival celebrated in the countryside of Catalunya.

Poster & Identity - October 2018

Identity, poster, and merchandising for Biruji Festival, an alternative music festival celebrated in the countryside of Catalunya.

MFA Thesis. Constellations.

Editorial - July 2018 RISD MFA thesis book entitled Constellations which demonstrates how graphic design systems allows to explain the complexity of the rational and symbolic world.

Editorial - July 2018

In this book, you will find a collection of projects that both reflect and simultaneously reinvent my personal way of seeing the world, which I consider to be a space that is complex, diverse, and in continuous transformation.  Graphic design is the lens through which I examine and understand this complexity, and it is also the medium through which I translate this huge realm into navigable systems of ideas, tales, forms, and experiences.

Happiness is Other People.

Illustration - October 2017 Editorial Illustration proposal for the article Happiness is Other People published on October 27th, 2017 at the New York Times.

Illustration - October 2017

Editorial Illustration proposal for the article Happiness is Other People published on October 27th, 2017 at the New York Times.

Scala Studio

Identity & Editorial - January 2016 Brand design, naming, and applications for the interior design studio Scala.

Identity & Editorial - January 2016

Logo design, branding, and various applications for Scala Studio. The form experiments for the logo ended up influencing the final selection of the name Scala. The applications are continuing to expand as the studio grows.

Responses to All Possible Futures book

Editorial - January 2017 Editorial piece with personal responses to All Possible Futures book.

Editorial - January 2017

In the process of searching for ideas and inspiration, I encountered a book entitled All Possible Futures. I had become aware of how my projects generally took a historical approach to research and never a futuristic or speculative one. When I started reading John Sueda’s book, I found an interview in the first chapter that caught my eye. The quote that struck me most was, “The further back you can look, the further forward you are likely to see.” I felt as though certain quotes and images were speaking directly to me, and as a result, I decided to overlay my own commentary on top of his text as a way to share my own thoughts and engage him in conversation.

Talking with Octavi Rofes

Editorial - 2018 Interview with anthropologist Octavi Rofes about the relationships between culture, art, and society.

Editorial - 2018

Interview with Octavi Rofes, Ph.D., an anthropologist and professor at Eina University in Barcelona. In February of 2018, I interviewed Octavi seeking answers to questions I have regarding culture, society, and art. After the conversation, I transcribed and translated our dialogue, eventually presenting it in the form of a book.

9N

Identity - January 2014 Campaign for the Pacte Nacional pel Dret a Decidir. Developed with creative team: Artofmany

Identity - January 2014

Campaign for the Pacte Nacional pel Dret a Decidir, a non-governmental organization, to encourage voter turnout and democratic actions in the Catalan referendum in 2014. Claim Translation: "You'll be saying nothing?" Developed with creative team: Artofmany

Emailing Ryan Waller

Editorial - May 2018 Zine of an email interview with the American graphic designer Ryan Waller.

Editorial - May 2018

Designer Ryan Waller is a partner at Other Means, a Brooklyn-based graphic design studio that works primarily on behalf of artistic and cultural institutions. My admiration of the way he transforms everyday form into graphic design projects led me to conduct this interview, which took place over email. To celebrate that fact, I designed a zine whose form relates directly to our digital conservation.

Politics & Economy

Illustration - January 2017 Editorial illustration proposal for a New York Times politics article.

Illustration - January 2017

Editorial illustration proposal for a New York Times politics article.

Boxing Dada

Poster - June 2017 Poster series that presents a personal and contemporary interpretation of Dadaism through an homage to Arthur Cravant. Photography by Maria Sturm.

Poster - June 2017

Poster series that presents a personal and contemporary interpretation of Dadaism. The posters aim to honor the poet and boxer Arthur Cravant, who was among the artists of the Dada avant-garde. His unique work and his exuberant life left behind significant traces in Barcelona, where he lived for some years. My process of making this project echoes his practice, which was an unusual combination of writing, boxing, and performing. See Process. Photography by Maria Sturm.

Rodi Surf Boards

Identity - January 2013 Branding and applications for a Catalan surfboard shaper.

Identity - January 2013

Branding and application for a Catalan surfboard shaper. The project includes web design, clothing, merchandising, and collaboration on the graphics for surfboard designs.

Art and Design: The Origin

Poster - November 2017 Poster design based on a personal article about a fiction origin of art and design history.

Poster - November 2017

Appropriating the mythological tale of Romulus and Remulus, I created my own work by re-identifying Romulus and Remulus as Art and Design, respectively. I also changed the names of the other characters in the story, referring to them, for example, as Technique, Creativity, and Ideas. With that personal article, I designed a poster.   

De principio a Film

Identity - January 2015 Naming and branding for a new media production company. Collaborates for naming and copywriter Victor Sarria.

Identity - January 2015

Naming and design of the corporate image, for new and young Production Company. They are specialized on Brand Content. They came from cinema productions and use this language to make short stories for advertisement using the new media. Collaborates for naming and copywriter Victor Sarria.

Browsing Evolution

Illustration - February 2018 Self-initiated editorial Illustration proposals for articles based on science and technology. 

Illustration - February 2018

Self-initiated editorial Illustration proposals for articles based on science and technology. The one shown illustrates an article that exposes how technological advances effects on human evolution. 

Ongoing or non-going?

Poster - December 2017 Poster that tracks the process of thinking and making. 
 

Poster - December 2017

Poster that tracks the process of thinking and making. 
 

S-pain

Illustration - March 2015 Editorial illustration about the dysfunctionalities of the Spanish political system.

Illustration - March 2015

A collection of editorial illustrations critiquing the political Spanish system and its dysfunctionalities. The collection was created in 2015 and unfortunately, it still remains updated. 

The Visual Journal

Illustration & Editorial - February 2017 Newspaper spread containing an editorial illustration collection for relevant world news of 2016-17.

Illustration & Editorial - February 2017

Editorial illustration collection for relevant world news of 2016-17. The images are laid out as a newspaper spread that includes only headlines and my visual response to each of them.

The fluid road

Poster - January 2017 Poster to celebrate the Mediterranean sea as a cultural and trade territory.

Poster - January 2017

Through my research into the history of the Mediterranean, I realized how this body of water has been a primary arena of transport, trade, and cultural exchange among diverse peoples spanning three continents. Inspired by this, I designed a poster in which I used road signs and visual language to represent the fluidity of the sea in contrast to its quantifiable features, such as depth, length, and location.

A walk through Barcelona tiles

Editorial - January 2017 Large book in which I tell the story of Barcelona as highlighted by its systems of ornamentation — in this case, the tiles. 

Editorial - January 2017

A walk through Barcelona tiles arose from my decision to engage in research on the Barcelona street tiles as objects of strong local identity. My findings took the of form a large book in which I tell the story of Barcelona as highlighted by its systems of ornamentation — in this case, the tiles.