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Juan Luis Blanco

One day, not long ago, I discovered I was in love with letterforms. Then I realised I had not stopped working with letterforms since I started helping my father, a teacher and sign painter, at the age of 11.

Juan Luis Blanco is a graphic designer, type designer and calligrapher based in San Sebastian (Spain). He has worked as a freelancer graphic designer from 1997, and in 2013, he attained an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading. During the MATD he developed Amaikha, a multi-script font family comprising Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic and Tifinagh. Currently he combines calligraphy classes and graphic design with typographic projects that focus in the Basque lettering style. He loves designing typefaces and maintains a healthy balance by rock-climbing.

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