I'm Vanessa Zúñiga Tinizaray, designer from Ecuador specializing in experimental type, pattern fonts and typography in motion. I work on research of the visual signs of the original cultures of Latin America to share their ancestral knowledge through design, with one foot in the past and one in the future, I propose visual reinterpretations that are constantly evolving.
Typographics is a design festival for people who use type. The annual event series is focused on contemporary typography and where its future may lie.
A typographic specimen dedicated to Nunkui, the powerful spirit of the land. In this talk, we will travel through the living territories of the Ecuadorian Amazonian forest. We will observe the worldview and ceremonies of the Shuar nationality, their coexistence of respect and reciprocity with nature, and acts that reaffirm the connection of the inhabitants of the forest (visible or invisible) with the land, and their struggle to defend the future of humanity.
I invite you to read the article written by Letterform Archive that supplements a Bauhaus Typography at 100 interview.
Vanessa Zúñiga Tinizaray refocuses geometric and systematic design principles on a culture far from 20th-century Europe.
Since 2004, Vanessa Zúñiga Tinizaray, an Ecuadorian designer working primarily with pattern and modular fonts, has been building on a research project that aims to elevate the legacy of ancestral Latin American design…