Typography Heroes

2013

My concept consisted in combining two radically different printing techniques. One of the latest, the Risograph (RISO), with one of the oldest printing methods, movable type page setting and press printing. My process was to first print the portraits using the RISO printer and, then, I proceeded to compose all the text manually and printed them over the portraits using the press. These designers' portraits were chosen based on the impact their typefaces had in the world of typography and the availability of the metal types at the University’s workshop, where I printed, since this was a student project.