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Macizo.com (or: Macizotype) [Leonardo Vázquez Conde]

Leonardo Vázquez is a graphic and type designer in Mexico City. After finishing his studies in Mexico City, Leonardo worked in several design studios and advertising agencies. In 1998 he settled in France where he studied at Atelier National en Recherche Tipographique in Nancy. Leonardo returned to Mexico in 2001, where he works in his own studio, Macizotype. His typefaces include:

  • Bunker (2005). A monolithic display face, which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. It uses the rounded stone features found in Aztec sculptures and designs. >LI>Señal Mexico (2000). A Mexican highway signage typeface, with four styles called Rural, Nacional, Mediana and Asfalto. See also here. He writes that this was his first typeface and that it was conceived at Atelier National en Recherche Tipographique.
  • Proteo (2005). A sans typeface.
  • Lectura (2007). A text family in Regular, Negro and Versalitas styles designed for the Artes de Mexico Publishing House in Mexico City.
  • Libre.
  • In 2016, he made a custom typeface for the magazine Algarabia, together with Victoria Garcia Jolly. That typeface was further developed and published as a retail typeface in 2020 as Algarabia and Algarabia Seccion (with Luna Kindler).

Speaker at TypeCon 2007 and at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City and at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, where he introduces his Mayan transcription font Mayathan, and talks about the importance of designing typefaces for oral languages as a way of spreading their culture.

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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html