Programme

The tipographic work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer

Tuesday 27 October, 11:40 (20 minutes)

Josep Patau, Graphic designer, Josep Patau Bellart

The aim of this paper is to give an account of the project Peleguer, the recovering and digitialization of the work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer, both father and son, who cut some printing characters between 1780 and 1784 in response to an order of the “Real Sociedad Económica Valenciana de Amigos del Pais”, an economic society dedicated to foment commerce that wanted to end with the economic dependecy of buying foreign fonts. The result was a modern transitional typeface, with good legibility and neoclasical forms, which quality was equal to those made by the Real Press (Imprenta Real) in Madrid by Pradell, Espinosa or Gerónimo Gil. The Peleguer settled a press and a font foundry in 1784, where they printed only six books, barely enough to serve as a model for the recovering of their work.