Typ09 Mexico City

Speaker details

Luz Rangel


Graphic designer with a degree in Creativity and Advertising Strategy by EDINBA (Mexico), she followed the PhD programme “The Typographic Revolutions” at the University of Barcelona. She developed the first ten years of professional activity in Mexico in the design, communication, publicity and marketing areas. In 2000, she moves to Barcelona, collaborating in cultural projects with Disseny i Produccions Culturals Enric Franch, and specializing in museography and museology. She has taught in several schools in Mexico and in the Escola Superior de Disseny Elisava – Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. Currently finishing her doctoral thesis, under the direction of Enric Tormo (University of Barcelona) and Aureli Alabert (Autonomous University of Barcelona).

Presentation details

The B-42: the origins of the graphical industry

Session 17 | Room Anahuac room 1
Friday 30 October | 10:00 – 10:40

Duration: 40 minutes

We will show that the graphical-operational solution that made possible the transition from handwriting to print was carried out through a design project that arose from the process of minting of coins. We will also see that it can be proved, using quantitative methods, the existence of a multiple character set in the preparation of the 42-line Bible. Finally, we will present a digital catalogue of the types in the Bible that we have developed by means of digitalization, vectorialization and compositional simulation of characters and whose final result will be a free software product.

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