Retina goes out into the world

After several months of work, the second font published by Frere-Jones Type is finally here. Retina was always one of my favourite typefaces, so I felt very proud of having contributed to this amazing project with so many spectacular people. Big thanks to Tobias for trusting on me for this!

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Jury at the University of Navarra

After three very intense weeks, on September the 23rd we had the Jury of the composition exercise at the Design Degree in the University of Navarra. It was an outstanding experience and the result was in many cases excellent. Looking forward to going back to school!

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Degree in Design at the University of Navarra

On Monday I begin what I expect will be a long collaboration with the University of Navarra in the recently created Design degree. It is an honor and a privilege being the first "invited professor" in what will be –I am sure– a long and successful story. Deep gratitude to Victor Larripa, Jav…

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Vernon Adams

After 2 years fighting for his life due to a terrible motorbike accident, Vernon Adams died yesterday. Prolific type designer despite a very short career, but before that many other things like father and good husband. Best proof is the touching digital chronicle about his fight written by Allison.…

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Myth

Ya podéis disfrutar en Vimeo durante un tiempo limitado del Fashion Film Myth, dirigido por Human Produce (es decir los talentosísimos Iker Iturria y Manfre; también formó parte del equipo el gran Lucas Pintos), en el que tuve el placer de tomar una pequeña parte. Es alucinante ver como evolucionan esto…

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Etica Sheriff is finally here!

Very happy to see that Etica Sheriff is finally released. Originally, Etica Sheriff was a customization of the popular LFT Etica designed by Leftloft for the Norwegian communication group NRK

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Workshop in Toronto and lecture in OCAD

Last week we were invited again to the Centennial College of Toronto to give a three days workshop on introduction to type design. As last time Ihad the pleasure to share classroom with the incredible Aoife Mooney, one of the most talented designers I know. Since we were in town, Association of…

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Evolution of the architecture of letterforms, in Girona

I was invited by the Col·legi Oficial de Disseny Gráfic de Catalunya to give a lecture on the subject the book and the letter, knowledge and technology in the House of Culture of Girona. Besides me, Carme Clusellas, director of the museo de Arte de Girona made a great review of the evolution of the b…

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A new web!

After long time, many projects, incredible people and lots of ambitious plains, we managed to find some time to rebuild my old website. In the next weeks I will fill it up with the last projects I have been involved in, but in the meantime it works to show a few new things and also to officially…

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Ocupado ocupado ocupado :S

Lately I am so busy that I do not even have time to update my own web, which is a terrible mistake that I would not accept from any of my clients. In Milanno my activity is very intense. I hope I can give nice news soon and upload interesting projects to the site. In the meantime I have been very…

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Ondiamo a Milano!

In september I will move to the beautiful Milano to collaborate and produce several typographic projects. I am very excited about this new challenge that might last up to a year.

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CT Singapore

Great graphic designer (now also good friend) Mark de Winne invited us to give a workshop in the stunning LaSalle School of Design in Singapore. Although the attendees did not have much experience they tried really hard and the results were amazing. You can check the pictures here

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Charla en el C de C

Although it happen a few months ago, here is the link with my talk at the Reset C, the event of creativity in Spain. This year took place in my hometown, Pamplona. In the middle of the video the camera changes to a middle shoot that stays there until the end so you cannot see any other work I'm…

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CT Portland

Nice video of our workshop in Portland! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY40NqGgWRY&feature=youtu.be#sthash.y7NTY5fs.dpuf

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Entretipos

What a beautiful day I spent in Barcelona in Entretipos event organized by my good friends Marta, Javier (swwweet) and Máximo. Many thanks for inviting me to give a small talk and the chance of meeting good friends like the super guy of the pic :) If you want to see more pictures of the event you …

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Charla en el Reset C

Este jueves 11 de abril me han invitado a dar una charla en el Reset C organizado en Pamplona por el Club de Creativos, en representación de los jóvenes talentos de Pamplona. ¡La verdad es que me emociona muchísimo! http://www.clubdecreativos.com/noticias/ocho-jovenes-talentos-en-reset-c

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Sutturah in the Tokyo TDC

My good friend Zachary Quinn sent me some pictures of Sutturah in the Tokyo TDC

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MIT

After several weeks you can check the pictures of the workshops I did with my fellows of Crafting Type in the USA. WE gave the courses in the Media Lab of the MIT in Boston, the Harrington College of Chicago, the PNCA of Portland and the HQ of Google in Palo Alto, California. Check them here and…

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Crafting Type Video

Great video about our workshop made by the University of Communication in Kiev. My english is horrible :S https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tJMaxlRbHFs

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Lecturing in Ukraine

I'm writting this entry from Ukraine. What a beautiful two weeks I am spending here, teaching and lecturing in Kiev and Lyev!

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Communication Arts

Thanks to Communication Arts magazine for honouring me with one of their awards in they typography annual contest. yehi

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Nueva Web

After more than a year with the Virb people it was time for a new web. It still has some problems but we will fix them step by step. Hopefully I will upload the few videos I have got soon. This website wouldn’t have been possible without the precious help of the talented and beautiful Elena Ramírez.

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Crafting Type in Edmonton

Last week I was invited by David Crossland, one of the main heads in the Google Web Fonts project to lecture in Crafting Type, a workshop he was running in Edmonton, Canada. The experience was awesome, canadians reinforced their fame of nice people, I visited a country I didn’t know and I really l…

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Sutturah likes Threesome

Sutturah scores a hat trick . After winning the TDC2 Award Sutturah gets a Laus and a Granshan.

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Sutturah in TYPOGRAPHY, REFERENCED

Sutturah, first appearance in a book, when it was still a typo project. Book is writen by Jason Tselentis, Allan Haley, Richard Poulin, Tony Seddon,Gerry Leonidas & Ina Saltz, Rockport publishers. Special thanks to Gerry Leonidas for including Sutturah in his chapter

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Sutturah Cyrillic

Finally the day I thought it would never arrive: Sutturah cyrillic on sale at Rosetta. Thanks David Brezina and thanks Sergei Egorov, it would have been impossible without you guys.

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Sevilla Tipo

Since I am redesigning my website I haven’t updated it in such a long time! However since you never know how long it might take I am going to write down a couple of news. Here you can check the photos of the workshop I gave in Sevilla the first weekend of june. It was an incredible experience and I m…

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Charla en la Escuela de Diseño de Pamplona

Today at 9am I ll be giving a little conference to the young designers of Pamplona in the Design School of Navarra. You are more than welcome to come and listen! http://www.xn--escuelanavarradiseo-d4b.es/noticias/6-una-hora-de-diseno-con-octavio-pardo

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Sutturah shortlisted

Sutturah shortlisted for the Laus Awards

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Kitiplá

Interview by the design studio Kitiplá. Big pleasure to deal with such a nice people (spanish)… here

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TDC2 Excellence!

Sutturah wins the Excellence in Type Design of the Type Directors Club of New York in the TDC2 competition. There is not much to say, lI feel very happy and proud. Sutturah is a project that required lot of time and effort so I am specially sensible when it gets any kind of reconaissance. Big hug…

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Typographica

Today I got a great bithday present. Typographica has chosen Sutturah as one of the best fonts of 2011 and Nicole Dotin has written an amazing review. Here is. What am I doing in a list like that? Beautiful day! Let me get the obvious out of the way.Sutturah, Octavio Pardo’s first commercial r…

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Sutturhing

While I work in the cyrillic version of Sutturah, she keeps working by herself. She has been finalist as one of the best fonts of the year in two specilized blogs, Typefacts.com and Fontwerk. I can see good things are about to happen…

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Finalmente / Finally

Finally with all his problems, cuts & curves, Sutturah on sale at Rosetta Type. Thanks to all that made it possible. I haven’t updated the web in months! I ll try to upload the last projects I’ve done the next days

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Paris, finally!

I just got to Paris. I have been received by a gray rainy day. Today I’ll finish some client stuff from Spain, do some type design and in the afternoon I will visit the Moulin Rouge and Montmartre. I begin working in the Typofonderie on monday! I will be there for a minimum period of two weeks and m…

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Poster

The world script poster by the Rosetta Foundry, featuring my font Sutturah

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Sutturah, again

What began as a typographic experiment is going to end up as my first commercial font. Available in fall 2011 in the foundry I would have chosen if somebody asked me, Rosetta Type

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Paris Paris

Is official! In August I’ll be moving to Paris to work at least for a few weeks with Jean François Porchez at his Typofonderie. Porchez is one of the most important type designers in the world so you can imagine how much this experience means to me

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Blogs, Mails, Twitters… and typography, of course

Hollidays are over. I have been in a lost town with my family and no internet and in the come back I have been buried by emails, all of them with great news. Another work of mine was featured in Typographyserved. This time was Blackwood and since then I have got lots of emails with appreciations…

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Typographyserved

Esto merece un trato especial :) Typographyserved ha considerado que mi pequeñita es lo bastante interesante como para ponerla en su web. Muchisimas cosas buenas estan pasando con Sutturah, y dentro de poco habrá noticias muy buenas con ella. Bueno dentro de poco o de lo que sea… Podéis echarle un ojo …

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Navarra2

Digital Media Navarra2 features an interview with two young “navarros” with…promising future? :) Thanks to the girls from Navarra2 for their kindness and interest. You can check it here, but just for spanish speakers :(

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We love Typography

I am loosing control of the amount of pages that feature my work, so I am going to stop mentioning them here. Anyway, apologies to any other website talking about my work again in the future and I not being mentioned here. Besides, there is no really way of knowing if anybody actually reads this…

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Designspiration

Searching Sutturah in Google I found this. Thanks guys! but I might have to start adding my name and website in the images I do, if not, my Flickr gets all the credit… :)

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LetterCult

Wow! My work unexpectedly featured in Lettercult, on the best of 2010. Thank you very much Brian! Check it here

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Abduzeedo

My work featured in Abduzeedo, nice! Thanks Paulo! Check it here

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Cardobserver

My card featured in the Cardoberser blog, sweet! Check it here

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Cardonizer

O&Co work featured in Cardonizer, Thanks Alex! Check it here

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There we go

Welcome to my new website. I hope I will be able to fill it with wonderful projects soon. I am not the kind of person that likes to generate news very often but I hope I will have some good ones to tell soon. This web would not look as promising as it does right now without the help of a few great…

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