SOMETHING ABOUT ME
I developed a latent interest in calligraphy from my early childhood and that seed bore fruit when I first encountered calligraphy at the University of Buenos Aires. The Graphic Design program includes two years of Typography, and during the first year, calligraphy — mostly the Foundational hand — is taught as a base, to learn about the structure of letterforms: their proportions, the ductus of strokes, the thick-thin contrast, letter spacing, and more. This is how my calligraphic work began, which I later used in type design.
I started out as a self-taught type designer, combining the methods taught at college with researching the historical origin — calligraphy — to learn how letterforms work. I studied calligraphy for years, but always thinking the final product would be a font. I think that this method was a solid base to achieve an accurate eye.
I am very grateful to have met such wonderful teachers as Maria Eugenia Roballos and Betina Naab who have been both very kind, generous and patient with me. I studied styles like Cancelleresca, Roman Capitals, English Roundhand, and the ruling pen. Part of my search for calligraphic knowledge was a trip with my friend Maximiliano Sproviero to the Northern Hemisphere to take a one-week intensive workshop with Julian Waters, Georgia Deaver and Carl Rohrs in Boston.
Being left-handed has been a limitation in developing certain calligraphic styles but it is a huge advantage for English calligraphy and that is why this is the style I focused on most.
The faces behind the fonts
"She is part of a new generation of Argentinian lettering artists who move back and forth with ease between manual skills and digital wizardry."
Based on the Arts&Crafts' concept, not its aesthetic, but its idea of revaluation of crafts, I design handmade fonts in our hiper-technological era, from handmade sketches to the computer. Handwriting gestures make letters original and personal as they have the imprint of the author's hand. I believe that the perfect technology is our bodies, while the computer is just a tool. So, I train my eyes and hands, learning from the Medieval and Renaissance masters. Typesenses brings part of the long history of writing to our era.
MAIL ME IMAGES OF MY FONTS IN USE!
Yearbook of Type 2 - Germany
Slanted | 2015
Volume 35 - Australia
ASC | 2013
Tipos Latinos 2014 | Titles.
Hand to Type - Germany
Gestalten | 2012
Slanted 12 - Germany
Slanted | 2010
TypoLyrics - Germany
Slanted | 2010
Fonts.com's Best Font 2013
MyFonts Most Popular Fonts 2013
Tipos Latinos 2012 | Titles
MyFonts Top 10 Fonts of 2009
"I really love the idea that my work contains a part of myself, my own gestures, which could not be made by anyone else in the world because they are like my fingerprints."
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