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Speaker details

Felipe Cáceres

Typographer & Type designer Unión de los Tipógrafos | Chile

Felipe Cáceres C. was born in 1982 in Santiago de Chile; is a Graphic Designer from the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana and has a diploma in Typography from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is one of the refounders of the Unión de los Tipógrafos in Santiago and member of the organization of the Latin American Type Biennial «Tipos Latinos». He’s a member of ATypI.

Felipe has given classes and conferences about typography and his type «Altazor» was recognized in the last Latin American biennial.

He currently works as a designer in the Graphic, Type and Information Studio «Filete» in Santiago.

Presentation details

A little story: the type behind Los Andes

Session 43 | Room MIDE
Tuesday 27 October | 16:20 – 16:40

Duration: 20 minutes

A short tour through the history of typography in Chile, from the first letter maker of the beginning of print, until the last events in our country like the last biennial «Tipos Latinos», the first chilean foundry and the latest type projects. It is intended to highlight the work of formers Victorino Laínez, Alejandro Fauré and Mauricio Amster, and how the beginning of the digital type era causes a type-phenomenon in Chile.

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