OBSOLETE IMPRESSIONS by Alessandro Focareta
Biographical note of the author
Graduated in Literature in Naples, Alessandro Focareta now lives in Barcelona, where he studied film and photography, and Santo Domingo, where he worked as a documentary filmmaker
José Grullón has been working for more than thirty years in his typography, together with a few collaborators and machines. Notwithstanding the new digital technology, José has decided not to change his way of working. The resistance he poses against new ways of working does not derive from the refusal of innovation, but it is connected with his interpretation of the special relation that links humans and machines. The knowledge of new digital techniques is combined with mechanical obsolescence, which seems not to care of the passage of time.