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Leonardo Vazquez

Macizotype | Mexico

Leonardo is a Mexican graphic designer and typographer. In 1998 he settled down in France where he studied in the Atelier National en Recherche Tipographique, then after 4 years living in Paris, he returned to México in 2001, and since then he has been working in the editorial field. In 2005 he received the Excellence in type design award by the TDC for his typeface Bunker. He was part of the organizing committee for Atypi Mexico en 2009.

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Forging the Character

Session 62 | Room MIDE
Tuesday 27 October | 12:00 – 12:20

Duration: 20 minutes

A broad view of the Mexican typographic (and graphic) history. Starting from the first appearance of writing in the Western Hemisphere to the first Press in the Americas, up through the viceroyal era and Independence periods, the years of the great Mexican printers, then going through the decades after the Revolution where the seed of modern Mexican graphic design was planted. The voyage stops in the 70’s decade at the end of the Olympic games, and when the –industrial design- career was opened to the public.

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