Conference

June 9, 2018

Amélie Bonet
Amélie Bonet is a type designer and font engineer, based in Berlin, Germany. She developed a passion for type design with a focus on Indic scripts, during her years in Reading and London. Amélie has worked on projects involving various writing systems, such as Bengali, Cyrillic, Devanagari, Georgian, Greek, Tamil. Her design, Nokia Pure Bengali was awarded at the Granshan competition in 2014. In late summer 2015, Amélie joined the Monotype Font Engineering team.

You can see her latest works on her website and follow her on twitter.

Ewan Clayton
Ewan Clayton is a calligrapher and Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland, he is also a visiting calligraphy tutor on the type programmes at the University of Reading and Cooper Union in New York City. He is a core staff member at The Royal Drawing School in London. Lettering is in his blood. He grew up near the village of Ditchling in the UK, home to Edward Johnston and three generations of his family worked there in a guild of crafts people founded by Eric Gill. Ewan’s interest in the written word ranges widely. He worked for 12 years as a consultant to Xerox PARC, researching the future of writing in the workplace. His book on the history of writing with the Roman alphabet The Golden Thread was published in 2013 and has been translated into a number of languages, including Italian. His real love is articulating the role the entire body plays in writing whatever the medium; he is a qualified somatic coach and body-worker.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

David Jonathan Ross
David Jonathan Ross draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. A native of Los Angeles, He began drawing typefaces at Hampshire College and joined The Font Bureau in 2007 where he honed his bézier-wrangling skills. Now he publishes visually imaginative and technically advanced designs at his own foundry, DJR , as well as working on projects with Type Network and developing display faces for his Font of the Month Club . You’ll find him in Western Massachusetts with his partner Emily and their two dogs, Sophie and Lily.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Riccardo Olocco
Riccardo is a type designer and member of CAST – Cooperativa Anonima Servizi Tipografici. Besides designing, he is doing a PhD at the University of Reading, faculty of Typography and Graphic Design. His research concerns 15th-century Venetian roman types and he combines use of bibliographical knowledge with analysis of letterforms. In 2014 he took an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading where he was introduced to so-called non-Latin types and fell in love with Bengali script. Prior to this, from the late 1990s, he freelanced as a type and graphic designer in Milan and elsewhere in northern Italy. From 2009–2013 he was a lecturer in typography at the University of Bolzano. He currently lives between Bolzano and London.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

Alessia Nicotra
Alessia Nicotra is a Medical Doctor with PhD in Neurology and Neurophysiology. She currently works as a Neuroscience Medical Director in a Contract Research Organization. She is involved in research in type and emotion, and in the exploration of the human visual system and how we read at DaltonMaag.

You can see her latest tweets on twitter.

Maximiliano Sproviero
Maximiliano first discovered his love for typography while studying graphic design at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. As an innocent font hobby turned to addiction, his type design career matured at an incredibly rapid rate, due much to his fascination with calligraphy. After graduating from college, he started a serie of trips to the US to study with the best calligraphers of the world.
In 2008 he founded his own foundry, Lián Types, mixing his interest in calligraphy with a growing skillfulness in digitizing the most challenging of curves. The foundry is now among the most successful ones specializing in script fonts and ornamented display type. He is also a teacher of gestural calligraphy, an excellent excuse, like he says, to take a rest from the digital media, gain inspiration and let the ink flow.
Many of his creations were awarded in the most prestigious typography competitions (such as SOTA Catalyst Awards, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Italian A’Design and Tipos Latinos), appeared in numerous respected Best of Year lists and were also published in several magazines and books of design.

You can see his latest works on his website and follow him on twitter.

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