The beautiful BCNMCR book provides a snapshot of Barcelona's design scene

(Image credit: Steve Longbottom)

Barcelona is a city that's long punched considerable weight in the art and design worlds. From the genius of Gaudi to the cool of festivals like Sonar and OFFF, the Catalan capital has firmly established itself as a hub for creativity.

One person who recognised that is Dave Sedgwick, the owner of Manchester-based design studio StudioDBD. He organised the first BCNMCR event back in 2013, inviting design agencies from Spain's second-largest city to visit the UK's. The event returned this year after a nine-year hiatus, and there's a rather nice limited-edition book to commemorate it. We spoke to Sedgwick to find out a little about his inspiration (see our pick of the best graphic design books for more gems).

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Joseph Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment for creatives, from monitors to accessories and office supplies. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives, where he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and collaterals for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.