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.