Enrico Martínez: un rescate tipografico del México novohipano

Session 2

Thursday, 30 September 2021

6:00 PM CST – 6:30 PM CST



  • Español

In this presentation I would like to talk about the process and the history of a revival type that I made around the typographic work of Enrico Martínez who was the sixth printer in Mexico and America, he was active at the end of the 16th century and the beginning of the 17th. He was a man who worked and mastered various subjects, among which we find astrology, cartography, civil engineering and of course the printing press. Throughout his life he carved and melted seven typefaces, the fifth being the best achieved. To carry out the typographic rescue, I took as a reference that fifth font that Enrico also used to print his most famous work “El repertorio de los tiempos", a title for which he not only wrote the content, but also produced typographic material for printing.

  • Pedro Sosa


    Pedro Sosa (November 29, 1994) is a designer with an emphasis on identity and lettering design, from hand lettering, lettering, calligraphy and custom typography.

    He has worked for small clients such as cafes, restaurants, music groups, medium-sized businesses, and close clients.

    He is currently conducting research on old Mexican typography with emphasis on Enrico Martínez, a colonial punch and printer, and on the movable type carved by Enrico between 1599 and 1611.

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