Dafne Martínez was born in Mexico City. She studied graphic design with a focus on journalistic design in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and typographic design at the Gestalt Center for Design Studies at Veracruz, Mexico. For the past ten years, she has worked as an editorial designer for print media and advertising. She has been a member of the Mexican Society of Calligraphers and Illuminators since 2011 and cofounded Tipastype, a space created to promote women’s work in the typographic field in Latin America, and a typeface-design studio. She has given talks and workshops on typography at various institutions throughout Mexico.
Typography for New and Better Readers: A Study of the Identification of Typographic Forms among Early ReadersTalk | Presented in English
With the goal of developing a typeface capable of performing well in children's books, Dafne Martínez and Sandra García conducted an analysis of fonts used in reading-instruction books distributed in Mexican public schools. The pair based their research on prior...