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Harri in Adobe Fonts library standard

March 2020 was a hard time for anyone living in Europe due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We had a big thing to worry about and that is probably why I forgot to mention a tiny good news that also happened in March: Harri, the first commercial typeface by Blancoletters made it into the Adobe Fonts Collection thanks to Typo-Ø-Tones. In the Adobe Blog you can read a short note about Harri by Yves ...

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Entrevista de Usandizaga Diseño (ES) standard

Muestra de la tipografía Amaikha (alfabetos árabe y latino). Juan Luis Blanco, 2014. Amor y pasión por la caligrafía, el lettering y la tipografía Conscientes de que el buen uso de la tipografía es la esencia de un buen diseño, buscamos referentes y expertos que nos hablen de este arte de las letras. Mirando alrededor, nos encontramos con Juan Luis Blanco, un tipógrafo, rotulista y calígrafo meticuloso que cuida el diseño de las letras hasta el último detalle. Para comenzar, ¿cómo te defines? ¿cuál ha sido tu experiencia dentro del mundo gráfico? Actualmente me defino como un diseñador de tipografías. Es el ámbito de trabajo al que más tiempo dedico en la actualidad, ya sea diseñando tipografías a medida, proyectos personales, ...

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Kolaborazioa Baipasa irratsaioan (Euskadi Irratia) (EU-ES) standard

(English version) (Versión castellano) 2018ko Irailan eginiko elkarrizketaren jarraipen gisa, Euskadi Irratiko Baipasa irratsaioan parte hartzeko gonbidatua izan naiz, tipografiari buruz solas egiteko astero. Tipografiaren mundua zabaltzeko aukera hau ohore eta erronka haundi bat da aldi berean, eta izugarri pozten nau irrati publiko batek espazio txiki hori eskeintzeak tipografiari. Ostegunero 5:15 – 5:30aren bueltan tipografiaren inguruko alderdi ezberdinak jorratuko ditugu. Martxoaren 12an estreinatu genuen saioa Times New Roman-i buruzko solasalditxo batekin. Ordutik hona Comic Sans, Helvetica eta Trajan tipografien zenbait xehetasun eta bitxikeri kontatu ditugu. Tipografia interesatzen bazaizu jarrai gaitzazu ostegunero. Orain arte egindako saioen audioak entzun ditzakezu hor behean ere bai. Audioak 2020/11/19 Euskal kaligrafoak: Ioannes de Yciar   2020/11/05 Hauteskundeak eta tipografia   2020/10/22 Tipografia-detektibeak   2020/10/08 Euskal kaligrafoak   2020/06/25 Letra larriak eta xeheak   2020/06/25 Calibri   2020/06/18 Teklatua   2020/06/11 Letrak neurtzen   2020/06/04 ...

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Weekly program on Typography
in the public Basque Radio (Eitb) standard

(Basque version) (Spanish version) As a follow up of the interview held in September 2018, I have been invited to collaborate weekly in the public Basque radio to talk about typography in the afternoon show “Baipasa”. It is both an honour and a challenge to have the opportunity to talk about my passion and to spread the interest and knowlegde about type in my community. Every Thursday around 5:15 – 5:30 PM we will discuss differents aspects of typography. We started on March 12th with a talk about Times New Roman. Three more programs have been broadcasted since then in which we discovered uses, details and anecdotes around well known typefaces: Comic Sans, Helvetica and Trajan. If you are interested ...

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Interview in the Basque Radio standard

Sarean #37. Calligraphy, Typography and New Technologies were the three main subjects addressed in the interview.   Few days ago I was interviewed in Sarean, a radio programme of the Basque Radio in collaboration with Sarean.eus association. We talked mainly about Calligraphy and Typography. We also discussed how new technologies make the production of comercial fonts easier, cheaper and faster. We went through the whole type design process, from the first sketches to the tools used for the final production of digital typefaces. Glad to see Typography is gaining presence in my near environment. If you are curious and want to know how "type talk" sounds in Basque, clic on the image or follow ...

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Talk about Tifinagh at the 2nd Conference
in Graphic Design (Bilbao) standard

Talking about Tifinagh and multi-script typefaces as a way to normalise cultural diversity in multi lingual environments. Image: E. Herrera. From 27 to 29 June 2018 the Second Conference in Graphic Design, organised by the Graphic Design Department of the University of the Basque Country took place in Bilbao. The theme of this edition was "Design and sustainable society" and I was given the opportunity to talk about Tifinagh. Various aspects concerning the link between Graphic Design and sustainability were discussed: gender, accessibility, environment, identity, activism... It was the ideal context to talk about how Type Design may help normalising the presence of minority languages and scripts in multicultural areas, in this particular case giving voice to the Tifinagh script in a context in ...

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