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Jesús Morentin

H.N. Werkman, designed by BunkerType, at Elisava School.

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From January 24 and for more than one month, we will be able to enjoy (I hope) one interesting exhibition in which H. N. Werkman will come back as protagonist. The Agora Hall of the Elisava School will gather some of the views from which observe the work of the great Dutch creator. That work will be structured- could not be otherwise – by the luxury reproduction in issue facsimile of the magazine The Next Call (1923-1926) owned by the Enric Bricall library Fund.The exhibition, entitled “The Next Call, van H. N. Werkman. An interpretation of BunkerType”, abounds in the…

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Typographic calendar for 2014

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Going back to the initial idea of starting BunkerType workshops printing a mould specially prepared for the occasion and previously prepared, seemed like a good idea to me for those special dates to release the calendar which I acquired a few months ago in Virgin Wood Type, a small workshpop in Rochester, NY, where they still work with manual pantograph. In order to print calendars, conventional numbers were not used in typography (the ones that could belong to any family as any other letter or graphic sing) but the so called “perpetual calendar”, where each prism housed a date regardless…

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BunkerType with… Albert Folch.

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I know Albert Folch since he was a student. Restless and nonconformist almost anarchic he was never a guy who was feeling fine surrounded by walls, so I do not know if I should define as compliment or directly as a miracle the fact that he set aside his hectic agenda in order to spend the whole afternoon in the calm of the Bunker. We have not been talking each other for years, nevertheless talking with Albert felt as we were just doing it one day before, with such easiness that almost denies the passage of time. The evening passed…

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Holidays with H. N. Werkman

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(Originally published in July 2012 ) >> In the turbulent interwar context in which the European artistic and ideological groups closed ranks around new postulates and renovated points of view,  Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman ( 1882-1945 ) kept on being  a lonely character. Even though he was sharing the spirit of such ideological movements, he was experimenting mainly with the materials of his small press in order to finally develop his own and unique expressive language. Halfway between academic work, personal project and initiatory journey, I am dedicating the summer to conclude a research and analysis project that turns around this…

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Project definition on H. N. Werkman

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(Originally published in September 2012 ) >> The project around H. N. Werkman , at least in its previous hypothesis , aimed to  the creation of a digital format in order to allow full visualization of the content of the magazine “The Next Call “, magazine – as previously stated –published between 1923 and 1926. The project was about giving visibility to a content that otherwise could not  hardly be seen saving the exceptions of some specialized books or web content, although in both cases of limited quality/size of the reproductions.  (This part of the content –although currently being on…

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