It has been a privilege to publish this book by Pla-Narbona and Joan Costa. We have spent many hours at the computer with master Pla-Narbona, discussing and polishing details of the layout and design of the book. A pleasure to work with a reference of graphic design of the 60s and 70s, who is also an excellent painter, engraver and sculptor, and above all a great person.
Josep Pla-Narbona (Barce-
lona, 1928) pioneer of graphic design in our country and one of the international reference names; draftsman, engraver, painter and sculptor. Founding partner and first president of Grafistes FAD (current ADG FAD). He promoted the creation of the LAUS prizes to which he endowed with this name. National Design Award 2004, Gold Illustrated Award 2011, LAUS Award of Honor ADG-FAD (2000 and 2011), Gold Medal of the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc 2012.
Joan Costa (Badalona, 1926) is a self-taught, communicologist, sociologist, designer and methodologist. Since 1994 he collaborates with the Faculty of Communication of the UAB. Author of 47 books published in Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France, Mexico, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Awards for Research on Mass Communication, Generalitat de Catalunya, 1988. Doctor Honoris causa for the Universitat Jaume I, Castelló; Universidad Siglo 21, Argentina and Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, Lima.
Published in catalan, with spanish and english translations.