Meet Designer of the Week Camila Evia, an editorial designer and artist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who runs her own publishing house and magazine.
Name: Camila Evia
Name of Company: Buenos Aires Poetry
Location: Buenos Aires
Design school attended:
Faculty of Architecture Design and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires
How would you describe your work?
Since I work at my own publishing house and magazine, I demand graphic design to provide a comfortable reading [experience] and to support a solid identity to the aesthetic of the whole project. I am always trying to make beautiful things because I am always dealing with beautiful written content.
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes directly from the message. … Poetry provides a large amount of images and metaphors. I also look at lots of books and magazines from the early 1900s. Somehow, I also find inspiration in the randomness, universality and instantaneity of social media.
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Who are some of your favorite designers or artists?
Do you have a favorite among all the projects you’ve worked on?
I don´t really have one favorite project. But from those I appreciate the most – because of the hard work I have put into them—I can say that Buenos Aires Poetry magazine (Nº 1 to 6) and the special issue about Ezra Pound are my favorite ones. I also love the poetry book Vers Nouveaux et Chansons by Arthur Rimbaud translated into Spanish by Juan Arabia (Buenos Aires Poetry editor). I faced the challenge of creating one specific illustration for each footnote of the translating work in order to enhance the understanding of the poems.
Is there a project that stands out to you as having been the biggest challenge of your career so far?
Without question each new number of Buenos Aires Poetry magazine is a new challenge. I get bored with repeating the same layout over and over again so I change it constantly. That is amusing at the beginning, but while filling the pages I start to regret my decision—at this point it is too late.
What’s your best advice for designers today?
Don’t let anyone underestimate your work. I think it is essential to be conscious of the power that design has over culture, and that its social and aesthetic strength work beyond the utilitarian value that market gives to it.
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