Typ09 Mexico City

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David Kimura

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David studied Graphic Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana and Visual Communication in the Basel School of Design. He was a founding partner of the studios Kimera and Bésame Mucho. Since 2005 he works with Gabriela Varela focusing in editorial design. Their work has been published and exhibited in Mexico, Germany, Argentina, the United States and Japan. He received the TDC’s Certificate of Typographic Excellence in 2009 and the Quorum prize in 2007 and 2008. He has taught in undergraduate and master’s degree programs at the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Centro de Estudios Gestalt. He is a member of the Círculo de Tipógrafos.

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Contemporary Typography in Mexico

Session 49 | Room MIDE
Tuesday 27 October | 12:20 – 13:00

Duration: 40 minutes

For more than 10 years Mexican typographic production has developed gradually. Advances in contemporary letterform design in Mexico are looking good, but to go further it is important to reflect on the past, present and future. What are the precedents, the internal and external influences, the facts and circumstances, the people and the institutions that permitted this initial growth? Is it necessary to design more fonts in Mexico? What has been the real impact of this boom inside and outside the design sphere Nationaly and Internationally? What are the actions, the agreements and the tasks needed to consolidate this professional activity in Mexico?

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