ERICA MESA

Graphic designer based in Barcelona.

WORK INDEX

YOKOMESHI
Editorial

ROTTERDAM
Identity

CLOSED BARS
Photography

QUARANTINE POETRY SCHEDULE

Editorial


FESTIVAL CINCO ERRES
Identity

CHROME TYPE
Experimental

NORMAL MAGAZINE

Editorial


ABOUT

Erica Mesa (Badia del Vallés, 1997) studied Graphic Design and Art Direction in Barcelona. Interested in narrative frameworks and everyday details.

Portfolio under request.





Yokomeshi
19x24cm
120 pages
Yotsume Toji binding

An editorial project that collects definitions and representations of Japanese words that do not have a translation into Spanish. The main concept of verticality, characteristic of Japanese writing, is projected in the project through the orientation and descent of the text blocks at each page turn.
After this book we can learn what we know exists, but do not yet know.






Creation of a new identity for the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The main aspects that have inspired the construction of the brand has been geometry and dynamism, typical of its architectur and the social activity there. The contribution to these values is applied through a stencil typeface, where the brand is recreated from a die-cut to finish it with a spray over it, imitating graffiti. To distinguish the different work departments in the city, the acronym RTM is used with different color and texture treatments.


Rotterdam
Visual identity.







Bar Bodegón II.
Closed bars
Due to the second wave of infections by Covid-19, bars and restaurants throughout Catalonia were closed for two weeks. [16 oct 2020]

Bars from Badia del Vallés, Barcelona (Spain).






A book that collects a series of habits, thoughts and feelings during a normal day of confinement, expressed through poems created during those days. Each poem is interpreted through typographic composition, playing with what they express. Pictures taken at home.
Quarantine Poetry Schedule
12x10,5cm
64 pages
Available on Amazon (Kindle version) or on demand.




We have all been home.
We have learned new things about ourselves.
We have met facets of others that we had not seen.
We have seen too little of those others.
We have gone overboard by making video calls.
We have stuck our heads out the window too many times.
And we've even missed someone we don't even know.
We have thought many things
and even some (like me) have become poets.







Festival identity.
Festival Cinco Erres
In collaboration with the Zero Waste Barcelona Network Association.

This communication campaign is based on the need to educate more young people to want to learn and know more about options that are less harmful to the environment.
Naming: Cinco Erres (Five Rs) ︎︎︎ Refuse / Reduce / Reuse / Recycle / Rot.
The creative concept ‘replace’ is reflected in the isotype of the brand and in the metaphorical representation of the elements of the poster.










Chrome type
Experimenting with metallic textures on different flat fonts, exploring the volume through 2D and the illuminations and other effects produced by the application of chrome on shapes.






A quarterly publication of Normal magazine in which every month, a special issue about an artist is published, in this case the composer, singer and cellist Kelsey Lu. Each publication has the style belonging to the artist.

Normal Magazine 
15x19cm
56 pages