Professor Jovica Veljović was born in Serbia in 1954 and has been based in Hamburg, Germany since 1992. He is a multi-talented teacher, type designer, typographer, calligrapher and book designer.
He has received a number of awards for his calligraphic and typographic work: the 1985 Charles Peignot Prize of the Association Typographiques Internationale (ATypI), the the XIII Biennale for Graphic-Design in Brno (1988), the Graphics Biennale The Golden Bee in Moscow (1996) and Hamburg’s Karl Schneider Prize in 2009.
Jovica Veljović has designed an extensive range of typefaces for the Monotype, Linotype, ITC and Adobe type libraries in addition to custom typefaces for clients. When not designing typefaces he enjoys painting and drawing.