What is it?
Designing letterforms intended for eventual manufacture as fonts, whatever the medium: lead, photographic, or digital.
freelance illustrator, graphic and type designer based in Torino, Italy. Graduated in 1989 from ITIS G.B. Bodoni – Graphic Arts. From 2003 to 2006 editor and art director for Miele, free independent Italian magazine. Since 2007 teaching at IAAD – Institute of Applied Arts and Design (Communication & Graphic Design Dept.).
Founder and designer at Plau, a Rio de Janeiro based brand and type design studio.
Typeface design teacher at Miami Ad School/ESPM Rio de Janeiro.
Degrees in Business from PUC-Rio and AAS in graphic design at Parsons School of Design, New York.
Started his design career at branded publisher Selulloid, designing magazines and pitch projects for high-profile clients such as Oi, Michelin, Itaú Bank, Osklen and the Brazilian Olympic Committee.
Founded and ran Niramekko – a design & digital development studio – with brother Gustavo Saiani from 2006 to 2013.
Jérémie Nuel studied graphic design at Strasbourg (France). Afterwards he worked as an independent graphic designer at Lyon (France) for three years. Then he lived in Tokyo for one year, working as an artistic director for a design agency. Since he went back to France, he works with Simon Renaud (A is a name). They are putting the notion of evolution into their design process as a cycle of graphic research concentrated on typographic systems.
Jason, born and raised in Glasgow, is a design graduate from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. His road to fulfilling his ambition of becoming a type designer led him to The Northern Block in 2013 when he began his apprenticeship programme. Jason has a clean, structural style — shaped by his love of modernism — and has a strong interest in the functionality of letters.
Graphic designer, letterer and typographer.
I’m interested in old vernacular type designs, and determined to learn every aspect of manual typography, calligraphy, lettering, or letterpress printing.
I’m part of Familia Plómez, pre-digital typographic collective and letterpress workshop based in Madrid, and Unostiposduros.com, the most important spanish typographic website.
I have taught typography in several places, like IED Madrid and MrMarcel School. I have also taught type, lettering and letterpress.
Francisco Gálvez Pizarro
Graphic designer graduated from IPEVE (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile) and self-taught type designer. He teaches typography at Universidad Católica de Chile. Francisco is author of the book Educación tipográfica, una introducción a la tipografía, published in Chile in 2004 and then a year later in Argentina. He is one of the founding partners of AGR Diseño and Frescotype. Each studio specialises in font design, information design, and corporate identity design. Some of his most famous typefaces include: Australis, the Gold Prize winning typeface of the Morisawa Awards 2002 International Typeface Design Competition (Tokyo, Japan); Elemental, the 2002 Altazor Awards winning typeface; font families for newspapers such as La Discusión (Chillán), and La Cuarta (Santiago) in collaboration with Rodrigo Ramírez; the typeface for the information system of Santiago Public Transport (Transantiago); the typeface used on Chile road signs.
Daniel Peralta Casanova is a graphic designer, typedesigner and teacher in Santiago de Chile. He has worked as graphic designer at different offices. In 2012 he is a graduate in Design of digital fonts at the Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently teaches Typography and Information Design at Universidad de las Américas, DuocUC and Inacap in Santiago de Chile.
Jonathan Ball has been drawing letters for as long as he can remember, but only recently started drawing them more correctly. He’s worked as a graphic designer since 2013 and suffers from a very unhealthy obsession with all things concerning type. The most recent symptom of this infatuation is font creation.
People in the field of Type Design
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