La Mercè: city festival of Barcelona

Posted on 5 August 2010 in Barcelona, always!, Culture

La Mercè: Barcelonas festivity

La Mercè: Barcelona's festivity

Designer Claret Serrahima, the creator of Barcelona Football Club crest, is the artist behind the official image of La Mercè (city festival of Barcelona), for which she engaged some thirty of the city’s key personalities to design a letter.

He used these letters to create as many as five different versions of a poster based on the notion of simplicity, using a plain white background to give prominence to the letters themselves. “La Mercè is a festival of the people, one of participation“, said Serrahima, when explaining the concept behind the poster.

Sol Picó, Tortell Poltrona, Tomàs Molina, Josep Bohigas, Lucrecia, Ferran Monegal, Eugènia Balcells, Ada Parellada and El Delgado Buil are just some of the Barcelona residents whose handiwork is featured in the poster for the upcoming Mercè celebrations.

At the poster unveiling, some of the contents of this year’s festivities were also revealed. The guest city for this year’s Mercè celebrations will be Dakar, and this will be the first time that a city of the Sub-Sahara has ever participated in one of Barcelona’s fiestas.

The capital of Senegal will bring you the contemporary dance group Tenane, percussionist N’Diaye Rose and even fashion designer Cheicka, among others.

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