Wednesday, 22 April 2009

The Art Of Necessity (from CR Blog)

When the European avant-garde reached Spain in the 1930s, local printers found themselves ill-equipped to respond. Small printshops were mostly reliant on turn-of-the century typefaces: hardly fitting for expressing this bold new world. But, in a remarkable show of ingenuity, they found their own means of respond ing to art deco, futurism et al: ‘type case art’.

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