Supercool signletters from Jaén Vol. 2

December, 2021

This second part of the book "Rótulos chuléricos de Jaén / Cool signletters from Jaén" completes, with a great visual content of commercial and institutional signs, the visual tour of Jaén that was started with the first printed recopilation of this project. Another way to look the graphic popular heritage of the city where I live & love. Avalaible here.

Málaga Type v.2

November, 2021

A great meeting for lovers of letters has returned this year: "Málaga Type". A very big pleasure to listen to Laura Meseguer, LucíaTypes and Diego Areso. What a level of presentations! Thank you very much and congratulations to the complete Rayitas Azules team for organizing it, and hoping for the event of next year! More info in Gràffica.

Cuchi, ¡qué tipo! #6

October, 2021

"Cuchi" meetings are expanding throughout Andalusia! This time we were very lucky to be in Córdoba, at the "Jugo Vinos Vivos" bar, where we had the honor of listening to JuanCris (multidisciplinary and artist), Pablo Gallego (typography design) and Rafa Quintero (calligraphy, traditional lettering). Thanks to all the attendees, we are waiting for you in the next one!

Stefan Sagmeister workshop

September, 2021

The last two days I have been lucky enough to assist the workshop “How to touch someone's heart with the design”, by Stefan Sagmeister, one of the most provocative and influential creatives of the last decades worldwide. Thousands of thanks to the team of Moments Festival 2021 for making it possible! See the full the interview I did Stefan for Rayitas Azules here!

Lttr/Ink and skeleton type design

August, 2021

Lttr/Ink is an extraordinary stroke-drawing tool for skeleton type design. In the images above you can see the final result and the process of a lettering of mine, trying this useful plugin in a flat graphic design. I have found this tool very useful and fun, especially if you want to make typefaces with a calligraphic touch. Lttr/Ink is avalaible in Glyphsapp and Illustrator.

Cuchi, ¡qué tipo! #5

June, 2021

Korean "hangul", morse stylistic set, egyptians, humanists, inspired by family, or traditional businesses, this 2020-21 academic year, we have had such a great variety of typefaces designed by the 2nd EAS students. Congratulations to all of them for the high quality and originality of these projects, that were exhibited in the fifth edition of "Cuchi" in the pub "La Marimorena" in Jaén. More info and credits in Cuchi, qué Tipo Ig. Good summer, health & letters!

36 Days Of Type 2021

April, 2021

Finally, I finished the 36 Days Of Type challenge, and here I show you mi final composition. There are all letters from my types currently: Berganza, Perra, Guau, Chavea and Gajorra. All are available in the typefaces section, I hope you like them!

Chatting Andy Cruz (House Industries)

March, 2021

Founded in 1993, the mythical House Industries is a subversive design studio, a lover of metal and punk culture, cars and skateboards. It is specialized in typefaces and lettering work, and has a portfolio of such important clients such The New Yorker or J. J. Abrahams. We were with its founder Andy Cruz, and making him a few questions that you can see now in Rayitas Azules.

Lettering workshop on boxing gloves

February, 2021

In boxing, "Jab" means a direct hit with the left hand, while "Cross" is the same but with the right. In order not to get lost in words and to hit the punch porperly, we had to learn lettering techniques and draw these words on the gloves that were left for us at the gym. Great work signed by the 3rd EAS students!

Typewknd 2020 speaking

January, 2021

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to speak at a fantastic free online global event: Typewknd. This talk is now available online. Thank you Typewknd for letting me be part of this great meeting!

Supercool signletters from Jaén

December, 2020

After months of documentation and hundreds of photographs and writing many many lines, we have the honour to present you the book "Rótulos chuléricos de Jaén / Cool signletters from Jaén". A great compilation of thirtyfive lettersigns and stories made in Jaen (Spain), where you will find a generational journey through the graphic heritage of the city where I live & love.

Letters from the world

June, 2020

This world is full of letters; all of them comunicate a textual content, but, also in addition, they are dressed in very different ways, which is why they add another message to that content, if possible even more powerful. Here are some examples. All the photos by Carlos Campos (Cuchi, qué tipo!).

Alex Trochut, the digital craftsman

January, 2020

Alex Trochut is a radical creator, since "radical" comes from "root", and Trochut dives down to the very roots of the letters to catch their essence and bring to light aspects of them, that, at first glance, might seem impossible. He continuously experiments with the most unsuspected tools in a tireless search in pursuit of expanding the expressive limits of the letters. 

Keep reading on Rayitas Azules.

Typographic sketches

December, 2019

After the initial phase of analysis and inspirational research, the first sketches of the future typefaces of the 2nd EAS students are produced. They are only sketches, but they represent the starting point, which will end in a few months with a complete, valid and functional typeface for multiple projects. Congratulations!

Herb Lubalin, the typography giant

November, 2019

Herb Lubalin (NYC, 1918 - 1981) revolutionized American advertising and editorial design in the second half of the 20th century. Fonts such as Avant Garde Gothic or Serif Gothic, the creation of the International Typeface Corporation (ITC) or the magazine U & lc (Upper and lower case), are some of its landmarks best known by the general public.

Keep reading on Rayitas Azules.

Órbitas Jaén© 2019

February, 2019

"Órbitas Jaén©, encuentro con creativos estelares / Orbitas, a meeting with stellar creatives" is an event created with the main objective of bringing to the city of Jaén (southern Spain) the biggest references of national creativity. We are glad to say that in the past editions, this event attracted to an audience of 400 people maximum. Besides, Órbitas is free and does not charge entry, it is not for private profit and it is open to everyone. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible, especially the students of  Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores de Diseño Gráfico!

Western calligraphies

April, 2019

They are already drawn! After hard effort and hours of sweating ink, we have the calligraphic notebooks with the gorgeus alphabets that the students of 1st in Enseñanzas Artísticas Superiores de Diseño Gráfico have drawn. Bravo for them!