13 Sep Twenty designers put on paper a spectrum of opinions analysing the influence of design in society and environment in Hiatus Book
A total of over 20 design creatives and studios from 8 countries, ranging from the United States to Lebanon, Holland and Brazil, and others, have collaborated in Hiatus, a not-for-profit publication featuring opinions and reflections from leading names in international design—Jasper Morrison, Li Edelkoort, Nacho Carbonell…—and other experts—Samantha Sanella (Design Exchange), Pamela El Azzi…—on the relationship between design, the environment and the economy.
The book has been conceived by Sanserif Creatius to transmit values like sustainable growth, recycling, low impact production processes… printed in one colour on ecological paper without varnishes or special treatments. Hiatus is a portable book-product designed by Ana Yago and coordinated by journalist, José A. Giménez, with the support of The Asociación de Fabricantes de Envases y Embalajes de Cartón Ondulado (AFCO), the Fundación Arte y Derecho and Cartonajes Levante.
Amko Lenkarts · Hiatus 2001 p.13
The idea behind Hiatus is to put on paper a spectrum of opinions analysing the influence of design in society and environment, particularly at a moment of economic uncertainty, while also striving to come up with solutions based on experience and the results obtained by design in similar situations in the past.
Hiatus is an advance of the next edition of Articulado’s book, a collection of recipes and opinions on how to overcome the current economic downturn by some of the major players in international design.
In fact, Hiato is a taster for what’s in store in the second volume of Articulado, a not-for-profit publication too, whose sole purpose is to put in black and white the most personal views and ideas of some of the leading lights of international design, and whose excellent reception has guaranteed its biennial continuity.
Names as well-known as Milton Glaser, Erwan Bouroullec or Karim Rashid are now joined by those included in Hiatus, professionals whose opinions—and work—always have something new to say. That is why they are here. But don’t expect to find academic treatises or intellectual analyses on design, because all you will find are personal views and thoughts which, in many cases, have been printed on paper for the first time.
Hiatus have been published with the sole intention of providing guidance to entrepreneurs and designers on how to improve the efficacy of their products and their communication. Given that we live in a globalised society, we looked for ideas and solutions in various countries and from design-related disciplines.