"Selected Europe: The Book" is not a annual book, but a selection of artists and designers who set a European stage as a reference for visual inspiration. It proposes to broaden horizons, to explore what is happening in the Design universe, trying to make a referral review. It is a transversal view on its different disciplines: A space for uncertainty, a natural terrain of inspiration, and a space for the diversity of discourses, approaches and styles with which each artist or designer constructs his / her imaginary. The main criterion of selection of the participants.In a way, "Selected Europe" is an itinerary thought, intentional and - at the same time - contingent on chance, and randomness. Then, "Selected Europe" is a search, a journey, a unique journey. We are interested in the discourse of design that understands originality as value over equalizing, regulated, - useful and effective - but naturally distant from any sign of identity.A unique piece, an idea that is reflected in the cover of this edition, also from its print: 999 different covers, with a mix of offset and letterpress systems, on special papers of different colors superimposed on silver inks (for the elegant ones) and gold (For those who want to draw the attention of the gods). Each numbered number on a type printer. From Selected Europe, we hope you will enjoy your own travel.
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With a massive participation in the different disciplines of design, Selected'17 closed the call for entry last May. The jury was called in two venues, Istituto European Design of Barcelona and Bilbao Ekintza in the capital of the Basque Country. Composed of 27 professionals, directors of Universities and Schools of design, media creators. They will decide which works from all those presented are selected.
The Istituto Europeo di Design is an international network with eleven seats established in Spain, Italy and Brazil, specialized in training, development and research on the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Communication.
Bilbao Ekintza is a municipal entity that drives the generation of social and economic wealth for Bilbao, by positioning the city as an attractive destination for investment, setting up companies and business growth, along with enhancing job opportunities.
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