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Osvaldo Olivera Villagra


Born in Asunción in 1970. Graduated in graphic design. Worked in newspapers as graphic desgner til 1999, when opens his own studio with his wife, A4 design. Studied in the Tecnológico de Monetrrey (Guadalajara, México) Buenos Aires, and Sao Paulo. Teaches in the Universidad Carólica de Asunción in the Graphic design and Comunication careers. Has published articles in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Panama. Has presented his work of “History of paraguayan design” in Buenos Aires and Rosario in Argentina and in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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From the jungle to the pixel
Four hundred years of guarani writing

Session 61 | Room Anahuac room 1
Friday 30 October | 15:20 – 16:00

Duration: 40 minutes

The guarani is the only native language across America that became official. It’s spoken in Paraguay and surrounding area by more than five million people. Although it was (and sitil is) an oral languaje, the writing begun in the seventeenth century, becoming the languaje even of the european conqueror. Creole people adopted it as his languaje, and remains the same till today. A trip among different notations, printing methods and typographic design of four hundred years, form the jungle to the pixel.

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