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Josep Patau

Graphic designer Josep Patau Bellart | Spain

Josep Patau (Les Borges Blanques, 1971-) is a graphic designer, who has been working on web design since he started his studio Can Antaviana in 1996. He also began designing fonts, some of that first period can be downloaded free at www.astramat.com. Since 2003, his type designs have been published by the american foundry t26. He has won several awardas for his work, he holds a Laus Prize (spanish’s design Oscars) for Anduaga, a calligraphic typeface from 18th Century. His font Confetti was included in the list “Our Favorite Typefaces of 2006” from www.typographica.org. He is also one of the founding members, in 1999, of the main typography reference web in spanish: www.unostiposduros.com

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The tipographic work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer

Session 10 | Room MIDE
Tuesday 27 October | 11:40 – 12:00

Duration: 20 minutes

The aim of this paper is to give an account of the project Peleguer, the recovering and digitialization of the work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer, both father and son, who cut some printing characters between 1780 and 1784 in response to an order of the “Real Sociedad Económica Valenciana de Amigos del Pais”, an economic society dedicated to foment commerce that wanted to end with the economic dependecy of buying foreign fonts. The result was a modern transitional typeface, with good legibility and neoclasical forms, which quality was equal to those made by the Real Press (Imprenta Real) in Madrid by Pradell, Espinosa or Gerónimo Gil. The Peleguer settled a press and a font foundry in 1784, where they printed only six books, barely enough to serve as a model for the recovering of their work.

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