I grew up between chivaletes and lead type
Took part in: 2016 and 2017
We are printing since 1963, of course not me, but my grandfather.
My father followed him until now and I was introduced in the matter when I was teenager.
I started printing thoughtfully a few years ago.
Probably my first encounter was when I was a baby and I visited my grandfather’s letterpress studio for the first time. I grew up between chivaletes and lead type (I hope I didn’t eat any while I played).
The first letterpress work that I did by myself was a book: Expresión Tipográfica. This book was the best way to learn about printing and about the collaborative art, because more than one hundred people participated in it.
I learned in the family studio: Gráficas Marvel.
For all I know, I have to thank my father Emilio and my uncle Paco, also a printer.
The power of not dirtying my hands and keep the paper unspoiled.
Always with others, much more fun.
Clarity and predisposition for real communication.
I always have ideas, then I have to sift through them which will be the best.
Soap and sponge 😉
This night I can choose between Gloria Fuertes’ poetry and Galeano’s hopefull words.
A manual Minerva Boston and an Original Heidelberg of 1970.
When I start to think about a print, while I am printing it and especially when it is finished.
Not to be able to get rich with my work.
I want to use letterpress to offer people a way of expression and communication with others.
It changes everyday, because I work with letterpress, offset, digital printing, accounting, diffusion, marketing, merchandasing, web design…
I start work early in the morning and I finish late in the afternoon.
Offset and digital printing.