“Typefaces: Women in type design”

October 2019

Yulia Popova has chosen Maiola to set key texts in her final Master’s degree thesis project.


For her MA thesis at Weißensee Academy of Arts in Berlin, designer Yulia Popova has designed, written, and edited the book TypeFaces: Women in type design. The book is devoted entirely to recognising women in type design (Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, Maria Doreuli, Louise Fili, Martina Flor, and others) and includes a showcase of typefaces, essays, and a series of interviews, including with our own Veronika Burian.

Yulia chose Veronika’s Maiola family for the cover and to set key moments throughout the book. While it doesn’t yet have a publisher, we hope to see it printed and on bookshelves soon.

September 2020 update, the book has been published under another title, How many female type designers do you know?, and it is available for ordering at the publisher’s website, Onomatopee


Author and designer: Yulia Popova
Copy editor: Ekaterina Borisova
Advisor: Prof. Wim Westerveld, Matthias Hübner
Typography: Maiola (TypeTogether) and Geometria (Brownfox)

Interviews with:
Gayaneh Bagdasaryan
Veronika Burian
Maria Doreuli
Louise Fili
Martina Flor
Loraine Furter
Jenna Gesse
Indra Kupferschmid
Briar Levit
Zuzana Licko
Golnar Kat Rahmani
Ana Regidor
Fiona Ross
Carol Wahler

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