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cocijotype.com

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico.

Staff: Eli Castellanos is the director and co-founder with Manuel Guerrero. Leonardo Vazquez, Oscar Yanez and Diego Sanz are contributing designers. We all are graphic designers, specializing in typography and type design.

Cultural influences: We are surrounded by a rich culture in gastronomy, clothing and tradition. Vernacular lettering, or found lettering in our built environment, is one of the strongest influences we have.

First big break: When our typeface Barrilito won an Award of Excellence in the CA Typography Competition 2011.

Work environment: Quiet and very busy!

Technique: Paper and pencil to sketch, and then everything is drawn on the computer.

Philosophy: We aim to design typefaces with a strong relationship to our culture.

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