Programme

Espinosa Nova, a Mexican revival from the sixteenth century

Wednesday 28 October, 10:15 (20 minutes)

Mr Cristobal Henestrosa, , estudio-ch.com

Antonio de Espinosa is the most important Mexican printer of the sixteenth century, and, most likely, the first punchcutter anywhere on the American continent (1551). Though his work could be matched with that of the European printers and type designers of the Renaissance, it remains mostly unknown to this day, even among scholars. This presentation aspires to spread his legacy and to announce the existence of Espinosa Nova, a revival designed by Cristóbal Henestrosa.