The campaign is made up of a total of six posters: five posters for five professions (fallas artist, pyrotechnic, dressmaker, musician and florist) without which we Valencians would not be able to understand our party par excellence. To these, we add a generic poster that contains the global essence of the campaign, and that extends the recognition to all those professions that, in one way or another, contribute to the celebration of everything related to the Fallas, since that we are aware that parties are made possible by an almost endless number of professionals from many different disciplines. In the posters, the hands of the artisans and artists are the protagonists. For this reason, we oversize the proportions and give those hands the character of a Fallas monument, above their “tools” and the party itself.
On a formal level, the campaign is also a tribute to the graphic tradition. The aesthetic looks to the past, to references of art deco and of a prolific era for the craft of poster design in València. Names like Renau, Monleón, Amérigo, Ballester or Raga opened an aesthetic and formal doors that we want to rescue and claim as our own. This exercise in graphic recovery has included the creation of a bespoke typeface inspired by the references of that time, as well as the use of a vibrant chromatic gamma and a finish that recalls the style of the classic airbrush. These resources will help make the festivity identity more popular as time goes on and more graphic adaptations are designed.
The graphic image of the Fallas 2021 is, therefore, an exercise in introspection. The moment we are living invites us to celebrate, more than the international nature of the festival, our roots and our ability as a people to give support and love to ourselves and look back to face the future with strength and optimism.
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Project done together with Diego Mir.
Photography by Josep Gil and Fase.
“Meditadora” photography by Mònica Torres.