Transforming a 11-letter Hotel logo from lettering to a digital typography
Documentation [Images + articles + papers]
Through the years that the research for the design of the Hotel Excelsior typography lasted, we were able to collect a series of photographs and papers (literature review). A selection is made available here for the purpose of sharing knowledge of post war political history of Puerto Rico and design history.
2009 – Presentation (pin-up) atBeta Local, San Juan, Puerto Rico. LINK: video [with English subtitles]
2010 – Conference presentation at the 4th International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication on the theme of “Lending Grace to Language”, Department of Design & Multimedia of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. LINK:Conference Presentation [Prezi] and Video (additional link)
2012– Paper co-written by O’Neill and Arthur Asseo, Typography restoration as a sign for understanding political discourse, published in Hyphen journal, Greece. LINK: PDF, Hyphen’s paper. A printed copy is available at Colección Puertorriqueña, Biblioteca José M. Lázaro, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras.