By Estefanía Leyva · Mexico City, Mexico
Umbral is a type family developed for theatre, literary, and dramaturgical texts, inspired by the life and work of Mexican writer and playwright, Elena Garro. With a warm voice and strong convictions, this typeface can bring any text to life. It is ideal for long-form reading and it remains legible even in small sizes and dimly lit rehearsal rooms. Although currently consisting of four weights and an italic, Umbral is still a work in progress.
Estefanía is a Mexican graphic designer with a deep passion for letters and editorial design. She has worked on various cultural projects in Mexico and is particularly interested in how design and typography can influence and enhance experiences. An aspiring type designer, she's constantly exploring new techniques and pushing the boundaries of traditional design practices. In addition to her design work, she is also a dedicated educator, teaching typography and other design workshops to share her knowledge and expertise with others.