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Francisco Gálvez

Graphic designer IPEVE, Diego Portales University |

Francisco is a Graphic Designer from IPEVE, Diego Portales University (Chile) and self-taught type designer. He teaches Typography courses at Universidad Católica de Chile and Diego Portales University. He was a design consultant for Santiago de Chile public transport’s information system (2003-2006) and author of the book “Educación tipográfica, una introducción a la tipografía” (Published in Chile, 2004 and Argentina, 2005). Among the main typefaces he has designed are “Australis” (Gold Prize at Morisawa Awards 2002, Tokyo, Japan) and font families for newspapers such as “La Discusión” (Chillán, 2008), and “La Tercera” in collaboration with Rodrigo Ramírez (Santiago, 2007-2008).

Presentation details

Typography education and specialisation in Latin America
How type design is taught and learned in the region

Session 21 | Room MIDE
Tuesday 27 October | 17:20 – 18:00

Duration: 40 minutes

After a many centuries’ delay latinamerican type design exists, and has already its place in the the international scenario. What consequences are perceived in the region? Where do the new latinamerican designers learn? How do their schools work? Which are the foreseeable chances for the profession? We shall hear three speakers representing: 1. Type design diploma, Pontificia Universidad Católica (Santiago, Chile) 2. Type design master, Centro de Estudios Gestalt (Veracruz, México) 3. Type design career, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina) • Speakers: Francisco Gálvez (1), Francisco Calles (2), Pablo Cosgaya (3) • Moderator: Jorge de Buen Unna (4)

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