In this workshop will be combined the concepts of typography, calligraphy and lettering around a mythical set of moveable type with more than 75 years of history: the Súper Tipo Veloz, an ingenious modular system created in 1942 by Joan Trochut that allows numerous combinations and stylistic and expressive possibilities. It was widely used to create capitular and ornate letters, as well as drawings and typographic illustrations.
We will begin with a historical introduction to the Súper Tipo Veloz to know this post-war Spanish typography. Next, we will know the main modules of letter construction through a template that selects the main forms that students can take as a starting point.
Once known, we will begin to draw and sketch with the help of this tool to perform small exercises such as multiple variation in the shape and size of a letter, the creation of decorative letters, repetition patterns or a complete word. It will be possible to finish with an intervention on the initial drawings by means of ligatures, flourishes, shading, etc. that enhance the expressiveness of the words used in the message.
Thanks to the tremendous versatility and flexibility of the Súper Tipo Veloz we can see that its results do not match to the geometric rigidity we expect in modular types. By playing with its modules we can understand much better the construction of the letter.
And all, very fast … So, Súper Veloz*.
* Super fast