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Gonzalo Garcia Barcha

Graphic Designer | Mexico

Gonzalo García Barcha was born in Mexico City. He co-founded Ediciones del Equilibrista in 1986, where he designed his first books, and in the 90s’ he concentrated on the study of type designers in the viceroyalty of New Spain. The digital fonts "Enrico" and "Lagarto" are results of this research, as well as a collection of dingbats based on Mexican motifs from different periods. In 2003 he moved to France where he continues to work as a book-maker and graphic designer for films. He has been a member of TtypI since 1993.

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Hoy como ayer
Combining old and new techniques in book-making

Session 72 | Room MIDE
Wednesday 28 October | 11:45 – 12:05

Duration: 20 minutes

Between 2001 and 2006, Miquel Barceló, arguably the most significant spanish contemporary artist, conceived and executed an intervention in the gothic cathedral of Majorca. Carnets de Peintre, a publishing house in Barcelona commissioned a limited edition, directed at bibliophiles and Art collectors, of the journal he kept during this fertile period. Modern techniques and materials were combined with traditional methods of book-making to produce this work which has involved artisans in the fields of typography, paper-making, pre-press, printing and binding. The result, available in the fall of 2009, aspires to satisfy traditionalists and innovators.

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