Mujeres Hispanas y Tipografía (Hispanic Women and Typography)
Mujeres Hispanas y Tipografía (Hispanic Women and Typography) documents the 2021 HMCT Typographers-in-Residence program.
The ambitious publication reflects the influences that individual cultures and histories had on the investigations of five designers, researchers, and educators—embedded in Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru—and what they deemed important and relevant in language, graphic design, and typography.
Laura Meseguer (Spain) introduces a morphological typeface design study exploring how classic calligraphy models can be adapted into stencil style fonts, and perform as a contemporary digital typeface. An essay by Marina Garone Gravier (Argentina/Mexico) highlights Carolina Amor de Fournier and her pioneering role in teaching the history of books and typography in Mexico. As founder of the imprint La Prensa Médica Mexicana and later, Editorial Fournier, Fournier's editorial work centered around scientific publishing. Jimena Gamio (Peru/Los Angeles) examines Quechua, one of the world's primary language families, spoken by almost 10 million people in the Andean region of South America, and the remaining influences it has on Peruvian Spanish. Finally, based on the results of a field study that explored how children responded to various typefaces, Sandra Garcia and Dafne Martínez (Colombia and Mexico) created a typeface that facilitates the process of learning to read.
This publication is a documentation of each designer's research, work, and investigations, and celebrates the talents and contributions of these women to the field of graphic design and typography.
Edited by Suan Malmstrom, Lavinia Lascaris, Ximena Amaya, and Bella Romain
Designed by Lavinia Lascaris and Ximena Amaya
Published by the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT), 2022
Bilingual, in English and Spanish
Four volumes in a cardstock slipcase, 11 x 15 inches
Each [48, 56, 60, 64] pages (228 pages total), saddle-stitch binding, b&w offset with multiple spot colors, 10.5 x 15 inches