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Oscar Yanez

Design Editor GEE | Mexico

Oscar Yáñez has a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communication Design from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) and a master’s degree in Typographic Design from the Centro de Estudios Gestalt. His work in periodical publications has awards from different associations, like Society of News Design, Society of Publications Design and the Cámara de la Industria Editorial Mexicana. He is member of ATypI, TDC-NY and Círculo de Tipógrafos.

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Boudewijn Ietswaart en México

Session 44 | Room MIDE
Wednesday 28 October | 16:40 – 17:00

Duration: 20 minutes

In 1961 a young Dutch designer named Boudewijn Ietswaart arrived in Mexico City on a UNESCO mission assisting famed book designer Alexandre Stols. For two years he worked at the heart the Mexican publishing industry when the country’s letters were at their apogee. Stols lauded Ietswaart’s “flawless taste” and Jan Middendorp speaks of his “unrecognized genius”. Nonetheless Ietswaart’s work in book design remains unknown. In 2009 the Círculo de Tipógrafos, a group of Mexican typedesigners, created revivals of several of the fonts Ietswaart drew for book covers. We hope to present this project and its historical context during the ATypI.

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