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Dyana Weissman


Dyana Weissman is a typeface designer with The Font Bureau, Inc. She has lectured at Type Camp and various arts colleges in New England. When she is not thinking about type, she is napping, working film festivals, or debating her coworkers about the existence of free will.

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Heart to Heart: A Collaboration Across Cultures

Session 34 | Room Anahuac room 1
Friday 30 October | 16:00 – 16:20

Duration: 20 minutes

Uniting the conference setting with the world of type: Alison and Dyana grew up near Washington, DC, and went to college at RISD. Since then, their lives have taken different paths. Alison, a painter, lives in vibrant Cuernavaca, Mexico; Dyana, a typeface designer, lives in subdued Boston, USA. Their art reflects their cities and their lives. What happens when these worlds collide again? By trading diaries and sketches, Dyana will translate Alison’s world into lettering. In turn, Alison will render Dyana’s designs into something pictorial, literally illustrating “The Heart of the Letter.” In the end, they’ll have a book and a refreshingly vivid presentation.

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