Colonial Typography for Native Languages of Latin America (XVI-XIX Century)

México, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Colombia y Chile

Monday 26 October, 10:50 (20 minutes)

PhD Marina Garone Gravier, Researcher, Research Institute of Bibliography-UNAM

The printing press came to New World, mainly, for producing books in the native languages. This required some adjustments to the Latin alphabet wich generated various semiotic processes. This conference will show many visual examples of prints made in Spanish America and Europe, between the XVI to XIX Century, for languages of six Latin American countries. My working and study on typography and design for indigenous languages, which I started 12 years ago, has been pioneer on the subject and has contributed to further research and projects on type design and publishing for native languages.