Collaborative project with the amazing Narcís Serrats.
Montbau is a neighbourhood in Barcelona that was built during the 1950s and designed according to the precepts of the emerging rationalist architecture. Montbau was planned to accommodate the post-war immigration.
Ressò de Montbau is a trimestral magazine born in the early 60s meant to bring the citizens together of the early built neighbourhood. It works as a collective publication where the neighbours can rediscover their local enviroment, learn about the neighbourhood and their history and culture.
For the 60 aniversary a redesing was commisioned to update the format of the magazine and recovery of the rationalist ideas that inspired the neighbourhood. A whole new identity was created, based on a balanced combination between a rational sans serif and a warm and nostalgic serif. It also relied on a modest but characteristic color palette and a rationalist layout.
Photography by the talented Xènia Planas and Arxiu Històric del Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya.