Contrafonts (or: Frutitype; was: Sindicato de la Imagen, or: Cooperativa de Fundicion Tipografica)
[Joaquín (jko) Contreras]
Or Joaquin Contreras Soto. Santiago, Chili-based type cooperative where some free fonts have been produced: CNI (2004, a scary pixel typeface named after the Central Nacional de Información, the notorious Chilean intelligence bureau), CFT Maestro Rosamel, Masapunk (grunge, available from Latinotype), Jara (pixel face, Latinotype), Themo.
Contreras won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008 for Romances (an exquisite calligraphic family) and Epístola. Other typefaces: LTT Jara, LTT Ferretería.
He wrote a thesis at the Faculty of Architecture of the University in Chile in 2007 entitled Diseño de fuentes tipográficas, basadas en los libros integramente caligrafiados por Mauricio Amster en Chile.
In 2011, he cofounded Los Andes Type, and published the octagonal typeface Fierro (2011) there.
Typefaces not mentioned above include TCL Suma (2011), La Chimba (2010) and Nomono (2011, after an alphabet designed by Chilean illustrator Cristobal Schmal).
He founded Contrafonts. Promptly, the medieval / uncial wedge serif all caps typeface CF Santiago won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
In 2020, Joaquin Contreras and Miguel Hernandez Montoya set up Archetypo.xyz from their new base in Germany. They co-designed AA Actual Mono (2020: monospaced, in 10 styles).
In 2021, Contreras set up Frutitype in Germany. At Frutitype, he released Cobre (a sans) in 2021.
Old URL. Navajo.org site.