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Uruguayan type design
Uruguayan type designer (born in 1952 in Montevideo), one of the pioneers of Brazilian type, dabbling mainly in corporate type in Brazil, such as for Vasp (1985), Cia. Hering, Bardahl and Continental 2001. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Uruguay in 1872, he died in the UK in 1944. A medical doctor, he taught all his life at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London and at the Royal College of Art in London. From 1910-1930, he designed fonts for the Cranach-Presse in Weimar, which was owned by Count Harry Kessler.
In 1916, he makes a typeface for the London Underground (helped by Eric Gill). Johnston's London Transport type is reworked by Colin Banks in his New Johnston (1979). His fonts show a strong influence by Eric Gill: Hamlet-Type (1912-27, designed for a Shakespeare edition, Cranach Press, 1929), Imprint-Antiqua (with Gerard Meynell and J. H. Mason, 1913; +Imprint Shadow; digital forms exist at Monotype [Imprint MT], URW [Imprint URW, preferred over the MT version by some of my correspondents], SoftMaker [I771], and Bitstream [Dutch 766]), Johnston Sans Serif (1916).
A version of the London Underground typeface (1997) was digitized by P22 foundry. In 2007, P22 extended that typeface to a 21-style multilingual collection called P22 Underground Pro. At ITC, Dave Farey and Richard Dawson recreated a Johnston sans serif family with 3 weights, aptly called ITC Johnston. Nick Curtis created Underground NF in 1999. Many other designers aped Johnston's Underground as well. Hamlet, the almost-blackletter script, was revived by Manfred Klein and Petra Heidorn as HamletOrNot. In 2012, Greg Fleming published Railway Sans as a free open source font at OFL. It is based upon Johnston's original drawings and work started by Justin Howes just before his death.
Edward Johnston is a book published by Priscilla Johnston (London, 1959). Author of Writing&illuminating,&lettering (1917, J. Hogg, London; original done in 1906). Writing Illuminating Lettering at Amazon.
Scans of some lettering by him: illuminations (1917), modernized half uncial (1906), Calligraphy by Johnston. Digital fonts based on alphabets from the 1906 book include Edward's Uncial 1904 (2011, David Kettlewell).
Montevideo-based designer (b. 1986) of Hilda (2013).
Fábrica de tipos
Uruguayan foundry, est. 2011, which also acts as an open forum and blog, on which active participation is welcomed. Their first fonts (which used to be at TipoType) are both by Vicente Lamónaca. They are
Fabián Bicco (Montevideo, Uruguay) is a designer and illustrator. He created the octagonal CBO (Central J. Batlle y Ordoñez) font in 2012.
Montevideo-based designer who created 53 PNAV in 2012, the fattest font ever, together with Nicolas Branca. This typeface was chosen for the Type and identity of 53 Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales de Uruguay (Uruguayan national arts awards).
Born in Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay in 1983, and presently based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studies Visual Communication at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, this graphic designer created the counterless geometric face Circ (2011), and the triangulated experimental face VIGA (2011). Fermin has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design (2009). At his foundry, also called Fermin Guerrero, one can buy VIGA and MANIFESTA (2012, a De Stijl typeface).
Commercial foundry in Montevideo (Uruguay) where one can buy fonts by Vicente Lamónaca, César Puertas, Martín Sommaruga and Fernando Díaz, with at least 25% of the proceeds going to help South American people in need. [Google] [More] ⦿
Well-known Uruguayan artist. In his honor, Sanfdrancisco Estudio (Montevideo) created the hand-printed Iturria typeface in 2013 based on the artist's hand. It also created the identity of the Fundacion Iturria. [Google] [More] ⦿
Uruguayan graphic designer (b. 1974) who graduated from ORT Uruguay in 2006. Creator of Mixa (2006), an award winning unicase font, at the Biennal of Latin Letters in 2006. Mixa, which was based on the logotype of the rock group El Silencio, was published in 2007 at Intellecta Design.
Uruguayan designer in Montevideo (b. San José del Mayo, 1978) of Flopi (2007, an organic sans), Haas (2011, sans family), Yo Soy Lucia (2010, a humanist sans), Urbana (2010, stencil face), Sansme (2011, monoline sans), and Potato Type (2011).
In 2013, he made the decomposable typeface Op.
Uruguayan type designer. Since 2001, he has been teaching in Communication and Design at the ORT University in Uruguay. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his humanist sans large x-height typeface family MVD Rambla. In 2011, he published the Rambla family at TipoType (+Rambla Alt Libro)---see also at MyFonts.
In 2013, he designed Amelia Basic, a soft very humanistic sans typeface family.
At the Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo (Uruguay), we found a free font, Montevideo JTG (2002), inspired by the handwriting of Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres Garcia (2003). There was also a dingbat font, Montevideo JTG Symbol (2002). The original link died. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rodolfo Fernández Alvarez (who is from Montevideo, Asunción and Málaga) developed EzquerraCursiva (2010), a brush and signage face, based on the work of anarchist painter and letterer Francisco Ezquerra, who was active in Uruguay from ca. 1950 until ca. 1970, after fleeing Spain before World war II. [Google] [More] ⦿
Montevideo-based designer of a beautiful ink splatter typeface in 2012.
Uruguayan type jump page. It has a blog, a schedule of local type events, and a group of type designers who present their creations. These include
The Fourth Bienal de la Tipografía Latinoamericana comprised a type competition, Tipos Latinos 2010. The jury consisted of Paco Calles (Mexico), José de los Santos (Uruguay), Juan Heilborn (Paraguay), Fabio López (Brazil), César Puertas (Colombia), Hugo Rivera Scott (Chile) and Marcela Romero (Argentina). The awards have in each category, if applicable, a first prize (certificado de excelencia, CdE below) as well as regular awards:
Tipotype is a foundry, est. 2009 in Montevideo, Uruguay, by Fernando Díaz, b. Montevideo, 1988. Since 2007, he teaches typography at ORT University. He is a founding member of Sociedad Tipografica de Montevideo (Montevideo's Typographic Society). TipoType is an international project, collective and autonomous for distribution of typefaces by typographers.
Fonts include Quiroga Serif (2009, Fernando Díaz), Muzarela (2011, a 50-style squarish family), Chau Philomène (2010), Chau Trouville (2010), Chau Marbella (2010) and Chau La Madeleine (2010) [all Chau fonts were done by Vicente Lamónaca] and Economica (2007, Vicente Lamónaca).
Fernando Díaz created Quadratta Serif (2007, a slab serif done at Intellecta Design). See also here. This face won in the best text category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Note that Quiroga Serif began in 2007 with the name Quadratta Serif.
Sedan (2012, Sebastian salazar, TipoType) is a delicate early baroque typeface family with tall ascenders, and the elegance of a garalde.
Other faces by Díaz include Logomotion (2012), Fénix (2009-2010, a free soft wedge-serifed face not to be confused with Fenix by Frantisek Storm; free at Google Web Fonts), Helena (2011) and Libertad (2008-2010, sans).
Melina is a 16-style house font that borrows from letters from scripts.
This Montevideo-based designer (b. 1967, Mexico City) has a Degree in Graphic Design from the University ORT Uruguay. He lives in Montevideo since 1985. Since 2000, he teaches in the area of publishing in the Faculty of Communication and Design at University ORT in Montevideo, in the Faculty of Communication and Design. Since 2005 he is also teaching Typography II. He is a partner of the design studio Taller de Comunicación. Economica is said to be the first digital typeface made in Uruguay. He is Director of Tipografia-Montevideo, Uruguay's first site dedicated entirely to typography. In 2011, he started his own blog, type portal and foundry, called Fábrica de tipos.
He created the experimental faces Quetzal and Equis Normal. He also made Chau Trouville (2010, a slab serif), Chau Philomène (2010, Google Web Fonts), Chau La Madeleine (2010, slightly elliptical), Chau Marbella and Chau La Madeleine (2010), Económica Sans Serif (2007, see also MyFonts, Google Web Fonts, Wurz and Wurz Display (2013), St Patrick (2013, TipoType---the oblique version of San Benito), Korn (2013, grunge), Arya (2013, a solid, bilined or trilined all caps sans family, Tipotype), Tipotype), Prevya (2013, inspired by the metalwork of the early twentieth century), and San Benito (2012, bold blackletter style).
Editor of Tipografía Latnoamericana (2013, Wolkowicz Publishers), a book with contributions by Zalma Jalluf, Ewan Clayton, Julio Ferro, Eduardo Rodríguez Tunni, Fernando Díaz, Lautaro Hourcade, Viviana Monsalve, Patricia Benítez, Fabio Ares, María Laura Fernández, Miguel Catopodis, Alejandro Valdez, Juan Heilborn, César Puertas, Ignacio Martínez-Villalba, Felipe C´ceres, Francisco Calles, Crist&ocute;bal Henestrosa, María Teresa Bruno, Juan Pablo del Peral, Fábio Lopez, Fábio Haag, Tony de Marco, Francisco Gálvez, Marcela Romero, Aldo de Losa, Henrique Nardi, Gustavo Wojciechowski, Marina Chaccur, Juan Carlos Darias, Víctor García, Marina Garone Gravier, Juan Pablo de Gregorio, Cláudio Rocha, Cecilia Consolo, Pablo Cosgaya, Alejandro Paul, Rubén Fontana, Diego Vainesman, Oscar Yáñez, Dave Crossland.