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Type design in Puerto Rico
Antonio Martorell (b. 1939, Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a well known Puerto Rican painter, graphic artist, writer and radio and television personality. Martorell worked with Lorenzo Homar in his workshop for the Institute of Arts and Culture in Puerto Rico. Martorell developed as a printmaker, sign maker, and illustrator under the mentorship of Homar and later established his own workshop called Taller Alacron (The Scorpion Workshop) that created many politically thematic posters for Puerto Rican Universities during the 1970's. Since then, Martorell's colorful career includes contributions to theater, stage design, and performance art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental face Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.
New York-based Puerto Rican artist, who designed the sports dingbat font DF Energetics (1995). Versions at Elsner&Flake, ITC and Esselte (original). This font was inspired by Picasso.
Art director in Chicago, who created the avant-garde typeface Caracas Sans Serif in 2013. He studied in 2012 at University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has a BFA from Florida International University, Miami, FL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Edna Isabel Acosta
Fantasy Inspirations offers delicate and delicious commercial dingbat fonts by Janet Torres. They include Antiquettes, Antiques and Jewelry. Janet Torres (b. 1970, Puerto Rico) is a professional secretary. MyFonts page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Puerto Rican artist from Jayuya, b. 1991. Designer of DJ Gross (2001; the credits of this all caps handwriting font are to SD Fonts, a Finnish foundry, so I am confused as to the origins). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jan P. Burgos
Lagartija desino is the Puerto Rican foundry of Edna Acosta that produced Aliance (1998), Chupacabra (1998), the Diplomatica family (1998, with ornaments), Acosta Regular, Acosta Italic, Acosta Bold, Acosta Bold Italic, Acosta Black, Acosta Black Italic, Spirograf (1998, dingbats). All fonts by Edna Acosta. Edna graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1990 with a BFA.
Puerto Rican letterer, illustrator and poster designer. His lettering includes an Alfabeto Español (1969), and an ad for Orquestra Sinfonica (1965). Lorenzo Homar received a PhD from the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico in 1972. Illustrations: Sgt Everett Gould, Fitchburg, MA, Puerto Rican poster (1968), Sin Nombre (1976). [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual communications designer from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who operates as OlmoCs. Behance link. Logo and type designer. His typefaces by date:
In 2014, he created the cigar bar typeface Reyes.
Comerio, Puerto Rico-based graphic designer. His type designs include Movant Barks (2009, techno family), and many logotypes. OC Bold and Light (2009) were commissioned by Original Cred, a clothing brand. With Drew Rios, he published the art deco face Gandhi in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stockholm-based designer of the irregular script typeface Basquiat ABC (2013), which is insired by the great Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Veronika also made some stunning scratchboard illustrations in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wesley M. Pastrana
Weslo Fonts is the foundry of Wesley M. Pastrana, a San Juan, Puerto Rico-based graphic designer (b. 1989).
He designed the didone family Malibu (2010), the sans family Dark Moon, the avant garde face Demon Breeze (2010, renamed Devil Breeze), the unicase sans family Wet Dreamz (2010), and the display face Illegal Curves nd Orgasmo (octagonal), Galactik (sci-fi) and Rewind in 2010. In 2014, he published Avant Retro (art deco) and Olim Futura.