*First published at Congreso Internacional de Tipografía de Valencia, Valencia, June 2010, as: “Lettering comercial en Inglaterra. Estudio de diez manuales de lettering durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX: contenido, autores, lectores y aspectos formales“. Essay submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the MA (Res) Typography & Graphic Communication. Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, University […]
Monthly Archives: October 2012
* This article was first published in Spanish in Iconographic magazine, a late Spanish magazine typography related, April 2010. ** Top image credits: lettering by Iván Castro, published in Iconographic magazine. It is difficult to reconstruct the visual history of graphic design, even more if this gaze is directed towards the present, and it is particularly difficult if you field of […]
The black widow spider bite would not kill if you treat it. It might not kill you either if you dont or cant go to the hospital, but you might suffer a lot. However, the authorities recommend going immediately to the nearest hospital if one is bitten by a black widow. There are certain steps that one might follow […]
Every time I receive a letter from my council all I can see is the kerning paradigm, an example of what kerning should always be: balanced and appropriate space between letters, not mathematical, but adjust by practice, that makes the eye to believe that space is the same.
Laura Meseguer is an award-winning typeface designer and lettering artist. She has send me this brochure with some of her custom types. It is not just the quality of her work, but the quality and care taken into this postcard, it has been printed in heavy weight Munken Linx paper, and of course, its letterpress. Laura’s website.
London Design Festival (LDF), from 14 to 22 September, twelve days of exhibitions, workshops, lectures, presentations and parties across the English capital. The 2011 edition received about 350.00 visitors, and this year, the tenth anniversary of this long week of design, it had programmed over two hundred activities. It was therefore almost impossible to walk around London and […]
* This article was first published in Spanish online magazine Graffica.info, March 12th 2010. This was the first of a series of articles called The Chronicles of Reading [Las Crónicas de Reading], written while I was studing at the Department of Typography at the University of Reading. When I was asked from Graffica.info write about my studies […]
This is not really a new beginning but the consequence of many other actions in life. The final result is this blog, Typography Studies, an space for thinking and sharing thoughts about letterforms. There will be different topics, although all related to typefaces, from Spanish typography in the XIX century, to legibility issues, to non-latin type […]