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What do Iniesta, Jorge Lorenzo and Kilian Jornet have in common? They all admire Anna Vives.

20/04/2016


What do Iniesta, Jorge Lorenzo and Kilian Jornet have in common? They all admire Anna Vives.
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Every days is special and unique, but there are also days that are magical. Yesterday was one of those days. Anna Vives joined out project and taught us how to design a typeface straight from the heart, full of emotion.

The ILERI Creative Minds Project, had the honour yesterday of receiving Anna Vives. An artist among artista, she became the teacher for more than 100 children in the schools Camins and Joan Sanpera in Les Franqueses del Vallès. She challenged us to design a typeface like hers (Anna typeface). Following her instructions and using a sheet of foam and scissors, children between 4 and 12 years old, began designing the letters of an incredible alphabet. No letter was missing! As a group, we worked together to make something wonderful. Anna showed us that each step taken together is one step easier. The children in turn became Anna’s English teachers. An expectional exchange that you can see here VOTV. Anna shared so much with us, Iniesta’s football boots, his Barça shirt with Anna’s typeface, Jorge Lorenzo’s helmet, River Plate’s shirt... And for the children Anna brought her book: If you believe in me, I’ll surprise you (Si crees en mí, te sorprenderé). A work of art on a pedagogical and educational level. A book of values that we certainly recommend for Sant Jordi.

 

The children wanted to thank Anna for her masterclass from the heart: they dressed in Anna’s favourite color, orange and prepared a huge heart with their photographs on it. Anna not only shared her knowledge with us but also told us beautiful stories about some of the people she has met. You can download photos from this activity, the VOTV video and photographs that have been around the world (many from Anna’s webpage www.annavives.com). 

The girl with the beautiful hand writing

 

Anna is 31 years old and has Down Syndrome. After a difficult first job experience in a supermarket where, she explains that, she “had no friends”, her family and especially her brother Marc fought for her to keep going and follow her dreams. But it was hard, each step forward was hard when you feel pain. Would all jobs be like that? Would she find friendships or would everyone treat her the same?

 

Marc Vives, whom Anna calls her "King", proposed that Anna work with him in the Itinerarium Foundation (Fundación Itinerarium). Feeling a little scared, after her previous work experience, Anna began typing lessons. One day, almost by accident, Anna left a note on her table that said “0 errors”. Marc’s team members fell in love with Anna’s hand writing. It was fantastic, full of energy and personality. And they thought about digitalising the hand writing. Anna began to design each letter, with the teams help. And since then incredible things have happened:

 

  • Andrés Iniesta contacted Anna to congratulate her and became her profesional “Godfather”.

 

  • The Barça football club wore the Joan Gamper shirts with Anna’s typeface and won 8-0.

 

  • Anna’s typeface is one of the most downloaded and many companies use it in their logos and publications.

 

  • Anna has run with Kilian Jornet in inclusive circuits.

 

  • Jorge Lorenzo commissioned the design of his helmet for the World Motorcycling Championship held in Montmeló. He won and naturally he asked Anna to join him on the podium.

 

  • Geox commissioned the design of inclusive runners.

 

  • Out of more than 7 million Catalans, Anna was selected as one of the three most important and influential people in the Catalan worldin 2012.

 

Countless acts and collaborations have made Anna into one of the most admires women today. She doens’t know how to stop! She continues to inspire people, each adding their own skills to each new Project. A swell as being an inspiration Iniesta ensures us that Anna is “a good person”! What a joy it was to share this day with you Anna and Marc and two of your many friends, Tània and Josep!  

 

A huge Kiss Anna from all of the ILER team. You are the best, Anna.

 

 



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