N-E is a constantly changing brand. It’s a community of creative minds that work on the contemporary visual culture through a strong base on concepts that generates their own language.
Established in 2014 and based in Madrid, N-E is a flexible team that collaborate with professional talent selected by mutual empathy and admiration which results in a multidisciplinary approach adjustable to all kind of project from different fields.
Each part of N-E has a different role but everyone pursues a one and only common goal: To solve every project in the best and unique possible way.
N-E has designed the catalog for the exhibition “TWELVE CAUTIONARY URBAN TALES”, a project organized by MATADERO MADRID. An exhibition about the city, which reflects on what it could be, not on what it is now.
The investigation of the fables was the axis for the design of this publication. In this process, we find ESOPO, one of the best-known authors of fables, who appears in the book “CHRONICLES OF NUREMBERG” (1493). The layout of its pages and the compositions that characterize the original book are one of our sources of inspiration.
FABLE NUMBER 13 can already be seen on the cover of the book. Written in a typeface inspired by the UTOPIENSE ALPHABET and printed with UVI varnish, a marker helps reveal the secret history found on some of its pages.
The exhibition takes as its inspiration the project “Twelve Warning Stories for Christmas”, carried out by the group of radical architects SUPERSTUDIO and first published in 1971 in the Architectural Design magazine: a series of twelve short stories. SUPERSTUDIO was a collective framed in the artistic trend known as ANTI-DESIGN or radical design. In opposition to RATIONALISM, they proposed that creative expression must be above function. This movement with its great VISUAL IMPACT is present in the publication and its composition.
Rebeka Arce is a multidisciplinary designer and art director based in Madrid. Her philosophy based on the translation of concepts into a visual language and her passion for the observation, synthesis and approach of future scenarios has led her to move throughout different disciplines, with special focus on creative direction, identity design, visual strategies and image creation for audiovisual media.
From her studio she works for national and international brands in culture, arts, technology, fashion, entertainment, music and food such as RedBull, Sony Pictures, Vodafone, Schweppes, LondonN1, Sephora, Narciso Rodriguez, Matadero Madrid, Madrid City Council, Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Instituto Cervantes, Cineteca Madrid, Flamenco Festival and GetxoPhoto Festival, among others, building and leading teams of collaborators from different disciplines to develop holistic and innovative projects, taking care of their development from initial planning to final implementation with a deep research and concept development process.
Her work has been awarded in Laus, Vimeo Staff Pick, LA Fashion Film Festival and Selected, and published on platforms and books such as AIGA Eye on Design, Computer Arts, Fubiz, Ètapes, Neo2, Victionary, PAGE Magazine, Creative Boom, Yorokobu and Graffica, among others.
Before creating her own design studio, Rebeka worked at creative agencies in Berlin, Madrid and Bilbao and collaborated with large brand consultants and agencies such as Interbrand, Superunion and MRM McCann.
In addition to directing her own studio, Rebeka teaches in masters at IED Madrid and MrMarcel School, has participated as a speaker at design festivals and events such as ‘Brief Festival’, ‘Ladies, wine & design’ and ‘PlayRestart’ and is the co-founder and art director of a cultural and live music venue in Bilbao.
We were commissioned by Madrid-based electronic artist Bruma, to art direct and design his first studio album ‘Far From Me’. Bruma conceives his music as a means to translate emotions into sounds, and each song on his album reflects a state of mind or emotional process experienced throughout the four years the album creation process lasted. That’s why we used emotions as the main concept to create the artwork, translating Bruma’s harmonious and semi-ambient sound journey through the twists and turns of landscape electronics and warm vocal melodies into a strong visual narrative.