Thursday 4 February, 2021
In November I decided to start a newsletter in Spanish. I was wondering why most of the newsletters authors are men. There are a few exceptions, of course. But what is it? Is it because they are almost a monologue? What is the reason behind it? So I started my own. I write it in Spanish, because, well, I am Spanish, I miss writing without having to think in the atrocities I might commit. And because there is very little content in Spanish compared to English.
Circular in Spanish means rounded, but also internal notice or memo, it is related to travel and to the iterative process of thinking.
Circular de tipografía was born.
Each Circular has a different banner using a different typeface, from Latin designers.
LFT Iro Sans Italic, by Leftloft, distributed by TypeTogether. This was the first issue I wasn’t sure this experiment was going to last or was going to be successful. I love Iro Sans Italics and this was the perfect opportunity to use a sans with a hand feeling.
Arlt Súpernegra Itálica, by Alejandro Lo Celso distributed by Pampatype, rented via Fontstand. In the second issue I realised changing typeface was the way to go. I tried using the more eccentric styles of Lo Celso’ Arlt but it was impossible.
Brick Display Pro, designed by Fermín Guerrero distributed by Colophon. Circular de tipografía become just Circular and it works so much better. Brick was a typeface based in the Truman’s pubs in London, a perfect match for issue 03 that was just about my Phd research.
Sisters, by Laura Meseguer distributed by Type-Ø-Tones. Issue 04 goes all caps with Sisters and I can see I am starting to feel more confortable, so the result is more natural.