Buena Vista Social Club Typeface

Generative Type Design


‘Buena Vista Social Club Typeface’ is the consequence of an automatable – and fun – process aimed at drastically modify existing letter shapes in order to develope new ones.


‘Whipped cream + Helvetica Typeface’ were combined to capture the feel of the Latin American rhythms. As a result, a floral and dynamic full alphabet was generated. Using the new typeface as a pattern, more than 100 vinyl covers were designed to show the versatility of the process. Cuban music is lively, upbeat and fresh, and so are these automatable letters and layouts!



Inspired by La Habana, its frenetic Carnaval, Salsa and many other Cuban music genres, blooms ‘Buena Vista Social Club Typeface’