Programme

From the jungle to the pixel

Four hundred years of guarani writing

Friday 30 October, 15:20 (40 minutes)

Juan Heilborn Diaz, ,
Osvaldo Olivera Villagra, ,

The guarani is the only native language across America that became official. It’s spoken in Paraguay and surrounding area by more than five million people. Although it was (and sitil is) an oral languaje, the writing begun in the seventeenth century, becoming the languaje even of the european conqueror. Creole people adopted it as his languaje, and remains the same till today. A trip among different notations, printing methods and typographic design of four hundred years, form the jungle to the pixel.