Andreu Balius, professor of the Bachelor of Design and Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Illustration applied to brands, media and video games, contributes to the book "Post-Digital Letterpress Printing", published by Routledge, with the article From letterpress to screen: Learning from a modular type system, written jointly with Roberto Gamonal Arroyo.
The book presents an overview of the convergence of traditional typography with contemporary design and digital fabrication practices. The main topics covered include research on typography as technology and medium; a reflection on the contribution of typography to the teaching of arts and design; and the current practice of artistic and communication design that merges past, present and future digital fabrication processes.
The article From letterpress to screen: Learning from a modular type system focuses on the case of the Super Tipo Veloz, a modern type system created by the Catalan printer and typographer Joan Trochut in the late 1930s as a tool for improving visual graphics in small commercial print, such as headers, logo design, capitals, custom lettering and other typographic works. From the research and practical workshop experiences conducted, the conclusion is that Super Tipo Veloz is a useful tool for educational purposes that links traditional movable type concepts with digital type design with challenging results.