The vignettes created for magazines and newspapers in the 1970’s are an example of the many varied techniques of the designer Julián Santamaría.

Santamaria used the forms, punctuation marks, ornamental frames and architectural symbols characteristic of dry transfer Letraset in collages, including his own photographs and illustrations to create a distinctive illustrative style with which to accompany press articles. These beautiful vignettes were most prevalent in the magazines ‘Aún’, ‘Mundo Hispánico’ and the newspaper ‘SP’.

The very same Letraset catalogue status: ‘It is not necessary to restrict use of our material to its original purpose; designers are discovering its wide potential and experimenting to create new effects and design techniques’.