Types of Royal Printing
These are some of the 117 punches, matrix moulds and Gran Canon typesetting sorts that the DHUB has given to the exhibition, Imprenta Real. Fuentes de la Tipografía Española. (Royal Printing. Sources of Spanish Typography) The pieces were created by one of the fathers of the Ibarra Real, Jerónimo Antonio Gil and date to the 18th century.
The exhibition, organized by the Agencia Española de Cooperación International para el Desarrollo (AECID) and the Board of Castilla and León has passed through Madrid, Chile and continues its journey until the 24th of January at the Museo Regional de Guadalajara in Mexico.
Imprenta Real. Fuentes de la Tipografía Española revolves around the origins and the evolution of Spanish typographic design and shows the tools (molds and punches) that were used to print typography of the era on antique books such as El Quixot, 1780 the books of Ramón de la Cruz, and La Conjuració de Catilina by Cayo Salustio. As well you will find digital fonts and interactive books that aim to recuperate and re-evaluate the heritage of Spanish typography.