+0034 616 399 617
Amparo, 25. Esc. 3. 2º
28012 Madrid. Spain
Hi, I’m Juanjo López
As a graphic and type designer and letterpress printer living in Madrid, I have
always loved old vernacular type designs. Every aspect of manual typography,
calligraphy, lettering, and letterpress, fascinates me.
Drawing letters and making typefaces is a source of constant delight to me. I love designing and making fonts and have worked for major agencies and individuals, supplying them with customized typefaces to fit their projects. In my own projects, I try to capture the shapes and forms that keep cropping up in my head, all those shapes that I instinctively draw whenever I pick up a pen or a pencil.
Almost all of my digital type work is distributed by YouWorkForThem or MyFonts, among others. Licenses for desktop publishing can be purchased at this site. For web, app or extended licenses, custom font or lettering commissions or any other questions, please contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beside teaching typography and giving classes in design schools, I have run workshops all over Spain, teaching all sorts of type related subjects.
With the Familia Plómez letterpress collective, I have given lectures and run workshops on wood and lead typesetting and printing in their Madrid’s local printshop, as well as in Valencia, Sevilla, Bilbao, Córdoba, Granada, and Logroño.
Lettering and rubber stamps at Vudumedia, Bilbao. 2015
With Eva Mengual, from Valencia’s printshop Laseiscuatro, I also teach workshops. Our focus here is on combining basic lettering design with the basics of select craft printing techniques.
We adapt our approach to whatever equipment is available at the workshop in question, but all the techniques we handle are things that students can do at home. Photopolymer printing, rubber stamps or lithography, for example.
Type design course at Familia Plómez
To fill the gap created by the lack of specific type design education in the public sector in Madrid, Familia Plómez and Unostiposduros set up the Plomez Academy, offering a 120 hours type design course.
Starting with the history of typography, letterpress practices, calligraphy, and a type design project led by Andreu Balius, just about every aspect of typography is covered by the Plomez Academy.
Personally, I teach computer-related classes, showing the students the basics of vector type drawing and what can they can do with type design programs.
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