Check it out: Mexican Blackletter

Cristina Paoli has authored a cool little art book on the history and use of the Mexican Blackletter font, which you’ve seen for years without knowing it had a name.

The font has seen use on everything from hand-painted business signs, murals and tattoos. It debuted in 1538 in Mexico when Jakob Kronberger with the help of Juan de Zumârraga, established the first printing press on the American continent.

It’s definitely worth a look if you live in the Southwestern United States and are a student of culture.


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