Or Octavio Pardo Virto. Born in Pamplona, Spain, Octavio got his first degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. After several years working for various design studios and advertising agencies, he moved to UK where he graduated from the MA in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2010. After collaborating with the Typofonderie in Paris for several months, Octavio went back to Pamplona. His typefaces:
- Ibarra Real (2007), done with the help of José María Ribagorda. Ribagorda writes: IbarraReal is a public-domain font of Ibero-American character, created in 2005 as a revival of the types cast by Jeronimo Gil for the Royal Spanish Academy's edition of Don Quixote, printed in Madrid by Joaquin Ibarra in 1780.. The vignettes were designed by Manuel lvarez Junco, Andreu Balius, Didac Ballester, Paco Bascuñan, José María Cerezo, Alberto Corazón, Oyer Corazón, Pablo Cosgaya, Rubén Fontana, Javier García del Olmo, José Gil Nogués, Pepe Gimeno, Fernando Gutiérrez, Juan Martínez, Laura Messeguer, Juan Antonio Moreno, Juan Nava, Miguel Ochando, Josep Patau, Alejandro Paul, Marc Salinas, Emilio Torné, Alex Trochut or Roberto Turégano. Free download here. Github link.
- Blackwood (2011). An ornamental all-caps typeface that takes its inspiration from a mixture of the woodcuts of the early 18th century and fat typefaces of today's magazines.
- Cabriole (2011). A text typeface done for his thesis at Reading. It is a very Latin typeface, with round contours and a lot of pizzazz---as if it came straight out of old Iberian textbooks..
- Terabyte (2011). A monoline corporate typeface in current development for Aspa Company.
- Sutturah. A fat signage face, published by Rosetta Type, and awarded by TDC 2012. The Cyrillic was developed with the help of Sergei Egorov.
- In 2013, he contributed to the Cyrillic of Adelle (2009, Type Together), a typeface first developed by Veronika Burian, Jose Scaglione and Alexandra Korolkova.
- In 2016, he created an experimental, almost hipster, typeface, and finished a custom typeface, NRK Ethica Slab, for Norway's main media group.
- For the logo and credits of Fashion Film directed by Human Produce, he designed Myth (2016).
- With Elena Ramirez, he created Cubit (2016), a custom monospaced typeface for a Chicago-based interior design Studio.
- Gupter is a condensed serif font for Latin and Devanagari. Its design is inspired by conventional fonts like Times New Roman. The ufo files included in the Github repository are synchronized so they will allow the user to create intermediate instances if required. The Devanagari designed by Modular Infotech, Pune, India, in 2000. Free at Google Fonts.
- EB Garamond (2017). EB Garamond was started in 2011 by Georg Duffner (Austria) as a Google Web font for Latin and Cyrillic. It is named after Egelnoff and Berner. Duffner explains: The source for the letterforms is a scan of a specimen known as the Berner specimen, which, composed in 1592 by Conrad Berner, son-in-law of Christian Egenolff and his successor at the Egenolff print office, shows Garamont's roman and Granjon's italic fonts at different sizes. Hence the name of this project: Egenolff-Berner Garamond. In 2017, Octavio Pardo entered the EB Garamond project. Rhe fonts can now be downloaded from Github. A variable version of EB Garamond is planned.
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