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Each year the SOTA Catalyst Award is given to someone demonstrating significant achievement and future promise in the field of typography. Roxane Gataud received the award this year, with the judges offering high praise for her seamless and impressive integration of type into a wide range of projects. Roxane’s typeface, Bely
, was released earlier this year as part of being awarded TypeTogether’s Typeface Publishing Incentive
scholarship. Roxane will present her work and receive the award at TypeCon2016
, taking place this summer in Seattle, Washington. Congratulations, Roxane!
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Two of TypeTogether’s type designers, Irene Vlachou and Dr Gerard Unger, will speak at ICTVC
conference (Greece, July 2016). As a Greek type design expert, Irene Vlachou will discuss the skeleton of Greek fonts for the UI, what changes have occurred since the 1990s, and what it means for Greek in our digital world. Dr Gerard Unger will present on uncials in Romanesque Europe as well as his award-winning type family Alverata
In addition TypeTogether will be hosting the evening party on Saturday, July 9, so join us there to celebrate our tenth anniversary
TypeTogether will be celebrating its tenth anniversary during the International Conference on Typography & Visual Communication (ICTVC
) in Thessaloniki, Greece, 5–9 July 2016. TypeTogether is organising the Saturday night party and we’re going to have a great time, so come celebrate this incredible milestone with us in Greece!
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione met at the University of Reading whilst completing their MAs in Type Design, launching their independent type foundry TypeTogether in 2006. TypeTogether developed out of the desire to publish high quality typefaces and work on new type projects together (hence the name). The foundry provides common ground for intense cooperation with other type designers, creating an interesting and diverse typography platform that is highly regarded across all design disciplines internationally. And we’re just getting started!
We are proud to announce the recipient of the third Typeface Publishing Incentive Program
is ESAD, France’s Quentin Schmerber with his design, Temeraire
. However, two more projects deserve a special mention, Anna Kabuła's Filipinki
typeface (University of Arts in Poznań) and Mohamad Dakak's typeface for wayfinding projects (MATD – University of Reading). In this third edition we received 31 submissions, from nine different schools, 13 scripts (Latin, Greek, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Chinese…).
Quentin Schmerber's design, the Temeraire family, is a collection of typefaces designed as contemporary interpretations of the English letter. Each style is designed to harmonise with the others, but is also a stand-alone homage to specific parts of 19th century British lettering traditions: gravestone cutting, fat faces, master penmanship, copperplates, Egyptians, Italians, and the like. Thanks to all the participants and be on the lookout for Schmerber’s Temeraire. Congratulations, Quentin!
In May José Scaglione will have the pleasure to deliver a talk at The Type Directors Club
in New York. In the lecture Made to Fit
José will address different options for tailor-made typefaces and licensing. The same evening the Spanish type designer Andreu Balius will deliver a talk about his typeface Carmen. The event will be held on the 19th of May at The Directors Club office in New York.
Read more here
Veronika Burian trys to answer the eternal question, Why do we need more typefaces?
. The text, first written for the Typo 9010
book, can be read now on the Alphabettes
In March 2016 José Scaglione and Gerry Leonidas (Programme Director for the MA Typeface Design
at the University of Reading) travelled to Beijing, China, hosted by CAFA
(the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing). During the 10 days in Beijing they took part in various type events; judging of the 8th Founder Type Design Competition, introducing the TDC61 exhibition, and delivering a talk at the Chinese Fonts Design Forum.
Gerry has written a more exhaustive description of the trip on the Typography at Reading's blog
, and José is working on his film-making abilities with a new video production that you can see on our Vimeo
We are very proud to announce that Ebony
, one of our 2015 release, has been selected by the seventh biennial Tipos Latinos
competition. Every two years the Bienal de Tipografía Latinoamericana selects the best of the Latin-American type design that is later exhibited in different cities on the continent. The bold sans serif Ebony
has been awarded in the category of text typeface and will be featured in the Tipos Latinos exhibition and catalogue.
We are proud to announce that Toshi Omagari’s typeface, Marco
, has been selected by the judges Dr. Shelley Gruendler and Dana Tanamachi as the ‘Best in Class’ in the Typeface Design category in 2015 Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards
We are very pleased to announce the 3rd edition of TT's Typeface Publishing Incentive Program, open to all currently enrolled students of typeface design. The winning student will be given guidance and support in developing their career after graduation, through critical, expert-feedback, economic support and a publishing contract with TypeTogether.
You can find out more information about eligibility and how to apply here
— additional information is also available at incentive [at] type-together.com
Take a look to the recently released Bely
, the first recipient of our Incentive Program, designed by Roxane Gataud.
, the wonderful serif family designed by Roxane Gataud has been reviewed by the letterer & designer Isabel Urbina Peña for the blog Alphabettes
. Additionally readers can enjoy a short interview with Roxane. For two weeks the header
of the blog Alphabettes was also set in Roxane’s venturesome typeface Bely Display
This January 2016 Veronika Burian will have the honour of being one of the judges of the renowned competition that the Type Directors Club
organises yearly. In addition Veronika will take part in the TDC Judges Night
and she will deliver a talk at Cooper Union, ‘Curating a type library’, about the secrets of creating a successful typographic catalogue.
Talk: January 14, at 6:30 pm The Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square (New York)
We are proud to announce that Alverata
type family, designed by Gerard Unger, Marco
, by Toshi Omagari, Bree Serif
, designed by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione, and Ermin Međedović’s Lipa Agate
have been selected for the renowned annual book Tokyo TDC Vol 27
. In this edition Alverata was also awarded with the Type Design Prize.