An honest confession. Until recently, I’ve never been truly interested in typeface classification, somewhat because I find myself inevitably too lazy for classifying anything (even my Pinterest account is just one big container with everything I like); in part because I find classification rather arbitrary, depending on the needs and thoughts of those who write them, and therefore […]
Sometimes when I am in Spain people–friends and family mostly–ask me why I do love London, why I keep trying to survive in this city. Many times, honestly, I dont have a proper answer. I dont think there is only one response to this, but many little reasons, and they are hidden in the streets […]
Letterpress is definitely not just retro-nostalgia anymore. This is a quite a statement to make, but in the event ‘Letterpress: Something to say’, held at St. Bride, several clues pointed int that direction: there were not nostalgic printers whimpering for ‘the better times’ of hand composition, nor there were old black and white movies with […]
*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 […]
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 […]
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.
* 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 […]