Graphic Art with high doses of cholesterol


For a long time now I have been collecting the printed wrapping papers that are popular with many Spanish butchers. These are special paraffin wax papers used to wrap hamburgers, sausages, chicken, steaks, and any other sort of meat. These papers have a double function: to protect the meat on ... Read more.

by Andreu Balius 07/02/2019
ephemera graphic design

Rioja: Una tipografía con sabor a vino


Andreu Balius acaba de presentar Rioja, una familia tipográfica de «estructura sencilla, pero con grosor, con potencia, con sabor». Inicialmente el proyecto nació en 2006 como un encargo, pero al igual que sucede con los buenos enólogos, Balius hizo que Rioja fuera madurando y adquiriendo nuevos matices y variantes hasta... Read more.

by María Ángeles Domínguez / Graffica 03/05/2015
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Tubqal Pro: a new typeface


New release of the tri-script family Tubqal Pro based on the previous Tubqal typeface commissioned by the Khatt Foundation as part of the Typographic Matchmaking in the Maghrib 3.0. The goals of the Typographic Matchmaking projects are to nurture cultural dialogue and help develop local design skills. In this case, Tubqal, as a multi-script typeface includes Tifinagh, Maghribi-based Arabic and Latin in order to provide a ... Read more.

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The Typerepublic Press #1


Some good news from the Republic of Type: The Typerepublic Press #1 has been just launched. This is the first issue of a collection of type specimens that will exhibit some of the typefaces designed at Typerepublic for commercial distribution. This 16-page newspaper series offers different sort of content related with our type culture. In this first issue we feature an article about Barcelona Lettering and ... Read more.

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Gold LAUS 2019 Awards


Corporate multi-script type family for SEAT has been awarded with a GOLD certificate at Spanish LAUS Graphic Design Competition within the category of Alphabet design. It includes Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic and Latin, together with an extended set of private use symbols. The process of design of Seat Bcn type family has been a journey through the geometric types of the 1930s and the grotesque ... Read more.

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‘Cárnicas Gráficas’ – A butcher wrappers book


‘Cárnicas Gráficas 2’ is a reissue of the book Cárnicas Gráficas coedited in 2013 by Adicciones porquesí and Typerepublic. With a new larger page format, ‘Cárnicas Gráficas 2’ contains all the graphic material of its predecessor with some new additions. It mantains the waxed paper jacket, as well as some colour spread pages with examples of the butcher wrappers in its original appearance. In ... Read more.

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Workshop on modular type at ESAD- Matosinhos


As a way to celebrate Bauhaus 100, we proposed a workshop were principles such as experimentation and modularity in type design had to be delivered. We understand modularity as a way to reduce complex systems into a more flexible and dynamic ones. Systems where components can be combined in different ways. The workshop aimed students to create their own modular systems in order to design a ... Read more.

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