OTSP was established in 2004 and operates as both a digital and an analogue (letterpress) design space. It allows the worlds of contemporary graphic design and printmaking to become connected – amongst other things – through its location within the Escola SENAI Theobaldo De Nigris, a leading graphic arts school in Latin America specialising in printing technology. Letterpress at National Service of Industrial Learning (SENAI) has increasingly become irrelevant within teaching programmes aimed at delivering future industrial print workers.
When the typographic collections of the two organisations were merged OTSP not only brought in new equipment but also new ways to use the machinery at SENAI. Oficina Tipográfica São Paulo remains an independent agency, as a non-governmental organization, supported by a tireless team of volunteers. (about us..!) Continue reading
Promotional poster using the shapes of Van Lanen typeface, by Matthew Carter. Diatipo type conference, 2014.
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turingType specimen featuring some metal types from the OTSP collection…
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