Enric Satué, ADG Laus of Honour Award 2024

The Association of Graphic Design and Visual Communication (ADG-FAD), the organiser of the ADG Laus Awards for Graphic Design and Visual Communication since 1964, has awarded this year's Laus of Honour to Enric Satué, an emblematic figure in Spanish graphic design. Recognised for his professional career, which includes the creation of the official poster for the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games, Satué has left an indelible mark on the world of graphic design through his editorial, institutional and advertising projects.

The Laus of Honour is a tribute to a career dedicated to innovation and the dissemination of graphic design. In previous editions, this award has distinguished renowned figures such as Pati Núñez, Anna Zelich, America Sanchez, Toni Miserachs or José María Cruz Novillo (all present in the Museu del Disseny-DHub Collection), consolidating the importance of the award within the sector. 

Enric Satué, born in Barcelona in 1938, has been a pioneer in the modernisation of graphic language since the 1970s. With a career spanning more than five decades, he has designed icons such as the masthead of El Periódico, the covers of Editorial Alfaguara and the logos of the Instituto Cervantes, the MNAC and the Up&Down nightclub. His work is a blend of functionality and innovation that has redefined Spanish graphic design. Satué has also excelled as a design historian, with more than twenty books exploring the evolution of graphic design, becoming a reference for several generations of professionals.

Enric Satué, who won the National Design Award in 1988, donated a set of his pieces to the Museu del Disseny-DHub in 2018, which considerably contributed to expand the presence of this author in the Collection. Some of these pieces can currently be seen in the graphic design exhibition Do you Work or Design? New Visual Communication. 1980-2003.

Ajuntament de Barcelona