From 5 September, the Museum of Illustration and Modernity in Valencia, known as the MuVIM, is displaying two exhibitions focused on calligraphy and typography. The first, entitled ‘¡La caligrafía vive!’ (‘Calligraphy lives on!’), traces the retrospective of the Argentine typographer and calligrapher Ricardo Rousselot.

Made from his studio ‘Grupo Erre Rousselot’ in Barcelona, the pieces on display account for a significant part of Spain’s modern visual history, including logos for renowned firms such as Casa Tarradellas, Ducados, Okey, Smoking, Bisonte, Fortuna, Farias, La Casera, El Corte Inglés and the header of the newspaper La Vanguardia. ‘¡La caligrafía vive!’ remains open to the public in the museum until 3 November 2013.

The second part of the exhibition focuses on the winning pieces for the 59th Annual Type Directors Club, the international association founded in New York in 1946, whose purpose is to promote excellence in typography both in print and on screen. Valencia’s MuVIM has become a point of departure for this travelling exhibition of international scope.