Since the fall of 2021, I have been conducting a literature review of sources related to the history of visual communication and design in Colombia. The sources include books and articles dealing with topics such as indigenous symbols and lan¬guages, typography and printing since colonial times, and publishing and periodicals in the early republic. Other sources study branding in the late 20th centu¬ry, design “pioneers” in the country, design education, book covers, posters from different periods, lettering, typographic design, and street graphics and iconography.
I wrote and designed a zine called “Annotated Bibliography of Diseño Gráfico en Colombia”. The first volume includes annotations of a selection of bibliographical sources on the topic both in Spanish and English. The zine was acquired by the TL;DR Zine Archive at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and was part of the exhibition “Doing Things with Images” on view at Maryland Institute College of Art.