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Interview in the Basque Radio standard

  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 this link.

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

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 which it has been displaced and marginalised for ages. It was interesting to see to what extent an ancient script ...

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