Tipografía Harri y grafía vasca (ES) standard

Hay algo en el paisaje visual del País Vasco que no pasa desapercibido a sus visitantes independientemente de su conocimiento sobre tipografía: el peculiar estilo de rotulación vasco usado en placas de calles, señales, carteles o letreros en todo el territorio. Es un tipo de letra extremadamente pesado realizado en lo que parece ser un diseño glífico muy exagerado, dando lugar a astas cóncavas que producen vertices y terminales muy agudos y formas de letra a veces inusuales. Dichas formas tienen un aspecto rústico y tosco, lo que les confiere un cierto aire primitivo y manual. No es pues de extrañar que se empleen con frecuencia en tiendas de alimentación, restaurantes, sidrerías y otros casos en los que ...

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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 2021/06/10 Tipografia automobiletan   2021/06/03 Tipografia lehenetsiak   2021/05/20 Tipografia kaleetan   2021/05/06 Euskal kaligrafoak: Pedro Madariaga   2021/03/25 Emakume inprimatzaileak   2021/03/11 Emakune kaligrafoak   2021/02/25 Emojiak 2   2021/02/18 Emojiak 1   2021/01/28 Luxua ...

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Harri Display Typeface and Basque Lettering standard

There is something about the visual landscape of the Basque Country that will not go unnoticed to the eyes of its visitors regardless of their knowledge of typography: the peculiar lettering style spread all over the region on street plates, signs, posters and fascias. They display extremely heavy letters in a sort of overemphasised glyphic style with characteristic concave stems that produce very sharp terminals and awkward letter forms. Those shapes look certainly rough, unrefined and overdone, conveying a sort of primitiveness rooted way back in time. This seems to make it a convenient choice for food shops, restaurants, cider houses and other cases in which projecting the idea of authenticity, tradition and "Basqueness" is intended. Harri, as ...

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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 and ...

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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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