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Main illustration of the article Brief introduction to typography study in the antique book
Author:
Manuel Guerrero
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Book: Brief introduction to typography study in the antique book
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A review about Marina Garone's book, that allows to understand a great part of the vocabulary currently used in editorial and typographic design.
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Portrait of José Antonio Giménez
Author:
José Antonio Giménez
Title:
Industrial Design Shortens the Crisis
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Industrial design, or to put it better, the application of design to industry have had a stimulating effect in the past.
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Portrait of Camilo A. Angulo
Author:
Camilo A. Angulo
Title:
The Roots of Industrial Design Colleges in Colombia
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Looking back from two theories about its origin.
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Main illustration of the article Posada Beyond La Catrina
Author:
Carla Santana
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Posada Beyond La Catrina
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A century since his death, José Guadalupe Posada left a wide heritage, not only engravings and skull, but he was a pioneer of editorial and graphic design in México.
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Main illustration of the article Zootype: Is It a Case of Typographic Latin American Amnesia?
Author:
Victor Garcia
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Zootype: Is It a Case of Typographic Latin American Amnesia?
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Zootype is, perhaps, the first Latin American font awarded at an international contest, a fact that is often forgotten in regional historic reports.
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Main illustration of the article The Vignelli Canon, a Tribute
Author:
Mario Balcázar
Title:
The Vignelli Canon, a Tribute
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Though we can learn from many designers, few have left us a legacy more clear and visible.
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Main illustration of the article Mildred Constantine, pioneer in graphic design musealization
Author:
Samuel López-Lago
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Mildred Constantine, pioneer in graphic design musealization
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Mildred Constantine did a great job, achieving the penetration of design objects in the field of museology.
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Portrait of Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Author:
Martha Gutiérrez Miranda
Title:
Design and intelligence development
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Human beings are born with several potentialities marked by genetics; nevertheless, today we know that we can develop some others through certain stimulus, like design.
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