With the country economically ravaged and politically repressed in the aftermath of the Civil War, the obstacles facing Spanish designers and printers in the 1940s were immense. But as Andreu Balius shows, one man found his imagination stimulated by adversity, and responded by producing a new visual language that was ... Read more.
Since its origins in antiquity, Barcelona has been open for the trade of the Mediterranean and has been a center of consumption and production. After having been chosen to host the 1992 Olympics Barcelona underwent huge qualitative improvements as well as a repositioning as one of the most interesting and creative ... Read more.
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.
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.
Cuando seleccionamos una determinada fuente tipográfica para visualizar un texto en pantalla, estamos seleccionando su particular tono de voz. La tipografía, una especialidad hasta hace unas décadas restringida al ámbito profesional, ha terminado por alcanzar la esfera de lo cotidiano. A pocos se les escapa que hablar en t... Read more.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.