About Espinosa Nova Font Family
Espinosa Nova is a revival based on the types used by Antonio de Espinosa, the most important Mexican printer of the sixteenth century and very probably the first punchcutter anywhere in the American continent (1551).
In 2010, its main fonts were awarded two certificates of excellence: one by TDC2 (Type Directors Club Typeface Design Competition), one by Tipos Latinos (Biennial of Latin American Typography).
According to Robert Bringhurst, it is “an unusually intelligent family of type, reaching back to one of the most exciting moments in typographic history and reaching forward to the typographic future”.
All of the fonts intended for setting text include small caps, five sets of figures (oldstyle and lining, both proportional and tabular, plus tabular small caps), many f and long s ligatures, and capital sharp S (U+1E9E).
In addition, the Capitular fonts allow to create interesting effects by overlapping layers. This family feels very comfortable in books, but it can be used everywhere a touch of classic & elegance is required.
About Estudio CH
This is the personal foundry of Cristóbal Henestrosa, a type designer living in Mexico City. He has developed type families for clients such as the Fondo de Cultura Económica, Librerías Gandhi, Mexico’s federal government, and El Colegio de México. Some of his families have been honored by the Type Directors Club and selected several times by Tipos Latinos, the Latin American Typography Biennial. He is the author of Espinosa. Rescate de una tipografía novohispana (Mexico City, Designio, 2005), and co-author of Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla [How to create typefaces. From sketch to screen] (Madrid, Tipo E, 2012), which has been translated into English, Polish, Portuguese, and Mandarin. He has been a professor of typography and type design at the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Faculty of Arts and Design since 2011.