But what are they doing with all this?
They use traditional techniques and antique machines in a contemporary way.
It takes a lot of patience, but they still manage to find a balance between perfection and imperfection due to the wear and tear of the types.
Considering the time it takes to experiment and design, this is not commercial printing. Although they can print on a variety of media and sell posters as well as business cards or holidays, calendars, but also T-shirts, cloth bags and pillowcases.
The editions are limited and the pieces are unique.
Did I feel like doing typography again?
The answer is yes!
And what happiness…. The “Tipos” organize communal workshops in collaboration with the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. These workshops take place on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 17:00 to 20:00. The monthly registration fee is 30 euros for 3 hours per week. You can take your creations home with you.
Together with the CajaCanarias Foundation, they also organize workshops for children – a way for them to share their passion and teach new generations that it is possible to work without computers.
In fact, even though we live in an increasingly digital world, the return of handmade, vintage and the need to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the world is creating a prosperous future for contemporary typography.