Torre Farfan Font

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Torre Farfan is a digital typographic remastering, which has its origin in the 17th century baroque typography used in the printing of the book made for the canonization of San Fernando, written by Fernando de la Torre Farfán from which the name of the source comes, and printed in Seville in 1671 by the Widow of Nicolás Rodríguez de Ábrego. The work includes the description of the festivities held by the Holy Cathedral Church of Seville and is considered a masterpiece of Hispanic typography and the best printed book edition of six hundred Spain.

The architecture of glyphs has characteristics belonging to a time of typographic transition, since we observe a classical Roman morphology, but with evolutionary features that bring it closer to what will be modern Roman later on. On the one hand, some common characteristics with the Garaldas typefaces, typical of the previous century, and which have as a starting point the typefaces created by Francesco Griffo for Aldo Manucio in 1495.

Torre Farfan shows an editorial character that is reminiscent of the bibliographic style used in the Sevillian baroque. The font features the aesthetics of the Seventh-century style combining it with contemporary aesthetics through editorial design and the use of symbols and glyphs as images, making use of typographic semiotics in order to unite two universes within a framework common cultural but distant in time.