Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Letras Latinas

Earlier this month, we dropped by the Cambridge Galleries to view "Elementary! Art from the Schools". How refreshing to view an entire room filled with pictures from a child's perspective. Braids that sit in mid air, stocky tree trunks with twigs, but no branches...The best part of all was finding our neice's piece on display. (YAY for her! Only age 6 and she's already had her first group show!)

Just across the street was another pleasant surprise. Letras Latinas: The Art of Typography, features new fonts from a variety of Latin American designers. I found my favourite, by Fátima Finizola, almost immediately. "Zabumba City " is made up of 26 landmarks (mainly architectural monuments) with each 'letter' perched ever so sweetly on top of a hill. When used to create words and sentences, the icons become an entire landscape of buildings. Very exciting indeed!


  1. Hi Mary!! I was looking for some links about Letras Latinas 2006 and I found your post about my job, the dingbat Zabumba City!I'm so happy that my font participate of an exhibition in your country! This exciting!!! Thanks for the comments!!!
    Fátima Finizola | Brasil

  2. You're very welcome, Fátima! Congratulations on your brilliant design. Has Zabumba City been used as a font outside of the Letras Latinas exhibit? I would love to see a written paragraph.

    I tried to 'google' you but I couldn't find a thing. What projects are you currently working on? I'd be very interested in seeing more of your work.

  3. I work at Corisco Design>>, and i have some handcraft work at Soon our site of typography "Crimes Tipográficos" will be online! =D

  4. Very cool! I'll be sure to check it out!