Typ09 Mexico City

Speaker details

Juliet Shen

Shen Design | United States

Master of Arts, Typeface Design, University of Reading

1989–present. Principal, Shen Design, Seattle, WA.

18 years; currently typography instructor, School of Visual Concepts, Seattle

Recent projects
2009 Lushootseed School and Lushootseed Sulad fonts for the Tulalip Tribes, Washington state
2007 Earlybird type family for Oxford University Press educational division
2007 Resurrection of a Reliance, article on refurbishment of a 19th century iron handpress for school use

2009 Hamilton Museum of Wood Type & Printing-Lushootseed 2009 ATypI-Lushootseed, the language of the people 2009 TypeCon Education Forum-assignment presentation 2008 TypeCon—The Initial Teaching Alphabet: How a calligrapher, a crusader and a corporation influenced the design of an alphabet for teaching children to read.
2007 TypeCon and ATypI—Searching for Morris Fuller Benton: Discovering the designer through his typefaces

Presentation details

Type and native languages in postcolonial America

Session 741 | Room MIDE
Monday 26 October | 17:00 – 17:50

Duration: 50 minutes

This section is dedicated to the field of typography and native languages of Latin America in postcolonial context. The three panelists will be presenting a brief overview of the rich multilingual reality of their regions (Brasil, Mexico and Paraguay) and bring together key questions they have been faced with through their works on typography research and typeface design: cultural imposition on the transcript of the oral to the written word; lack of typographic and visual criteria in the creation of new writing systems; technological and practical problems in the use of alphabets. As well as showcase how they address these questions.

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