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| Ulla Aartomaa | Danielle Aubert | Andreu Balius | Ebru Baranseli | Ken Barber | Mark Barratt | Clare Bell | Peter Bilak | Mary Anne Bolger | Lode Coen | Hugo Cavalheiro d'Alte | Sonia Díaz | Frederik de Bleser | Tom de Smedt | Adrian Englert | Oded Ezer | Gustavo Ferreira | Artur Frankowski | Mark Geard | Patrick Giasson | Katherine Gillieson | Catherine Griffiths | Tomi Haaparanta | Sirkka Havu | Syrup Helsinki | Jorma Hinkka | Yehuda Hofshi | Kristin Hughes | Johannes Küster | Paula Kokkonen | Kevin Larson | Juhani Lehtiranta | Tal Leming | Alessio Leonardi | Gerry Leonidas | Jarno Lukkarila | Paul Luna | Joonas Luotonen | Kamal Mansour | Aaron Marcus | Meta Newhouse | Lucas Nijs | Örjan Nordling | Nadezda Pavlova | Luciano Perondi | Yves Peters | Thomas Phinney | Jean François Porchez | Hugo Puttaert | Carolyn Puzzovio | Andres Rõhu | Margaret Re | Kai Matti Rentola | Nicola Robson | Barry Roseman | Ivar Sakk | Christina Schultz | Deborah Shmerler | Erik Spiekermann | Andreas Stötzner | Adi Stern | Sumner Stone | İpek Torun | Adam Twardoch | Geraldine Wade | Sue Walker | Simone Wolf | Masayuki Yamamoto | Yuri Yarmola | Alan Záruba |

Ulla Aartomaa

Ulla graduated from Jyväskylä University in 1977 with a degree in art history. From 1977 until 2005, Ulla was curator of the Lahti Art Museum, and between 1988–1991, was the director of the Lahti City Museum. Since February 2005, he has been the curator of the Sinebrychoff Art Museum at the Finnish National Gallery. Ulla writes extensively on his subject and has published around 100 articles about Finnish art and graphic design in addition to several monographs of Finnish artists and designers. He has also taught art history, focusing specifically on Finnish Graphic Design, throughout the world.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 10:45 | Main hall | The Finnish design posters
  • Danielle Aubert

    Danielle Aubert received her Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art in 2005. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia in 1998 and has since practiced graphic design in Moscow, New York and Detroit... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 13:15 | Room 2 | Money is a design object
  • Andreu Balius

    type designer TypeRepublic | Spain

    Andreu Balius is a graphic and (type) designer based in Barcelona. He runs his own studio Typerepublic. Andreu combines his work at the studio with teaching graphic design and typography. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Apart from his type affairs, he also loves riding on his mountain bike.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 10:45 | Room 3 | Pradell
  • Ebru Baranseli

    Lecturer | Turkey

    Ebru Baranseli graduated from the Graphic Design department at Hacettepe University, FADA, in 1996. In 2003, he gained an MFA in Graphic Design from Anadolu University, ISS, with the thesis ‘The Study Of Graphic Design Projects And The Presentation Advantages In Interactive Environment’. She now works as an instructor in the Graphic Design Department in FFA, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 13:15 | Room 3 | Alphabetical revolution and the effect of Turkish typographic design
  • Ken Barber

    House Industries | USA

    Ken Barber is a type designer and letterer at House Industries and is particularly interested in the inter-disciplinary relationship between hand-lettering and type design. His work has been featured as part of the National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and has also been honored by the New York Type Directors Club.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Main hall | Lettering, typography or somewhere in between
  • Mark Barratt

    Text Matters | United Kingdom

    Mark Barratt is an information designer and founding partner of Text Matters, a UK consultancy specialising in 'difficult' typography for printed information products such as forms and in web-based systems which enable discussion, collaborative work and intelligent interaction.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 14:00 | Main hall | No room! No room!
  • Clare Bell

    Clare Bell received a BA(Hons) degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London after working as a designer in Dublin for eight years. She also worked in the design department of the Guardian newspaper for five years before returning to Dublin where she is undertaking a PhD at the Dublin Institute of Design and Technology, where she is a typography tutor... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 2 | Typographic tales from the edge of empire
  • Peter Bilak

    Typotheque | Slovakia / Netherlands

    Peter Bilak was born in Czechoslovakia and now works in The Netherlands in the field of graphic and type design. In 1999 he started his type foundry Typotheque. In 2000, together with Stuart Bailey, he co-founded DOT DOT DOT magazine. He teaches typography part-time on the postgraduate course Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 13:15 | Main hall | About everything
  • Mary Anne Bolger

    Mary Ann Bolger runs the historical and theoretical elements of the Design Communications course at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Shereceived an MA from the Royal College of Art, London and now lectures widely on Irish graphic design and religious ephemera... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 2 | Typographic tales from the edge of empire
  • Lode Coen

    Antics Online Europe, bvba | Belgium

    Lode Coen is a principal of his own design/e-marketing company, operating in Belgium and Silicon Valley, providing creative services for clients such as: Sun Microsystems, Earthlink, America Online, and Yahoo. He lectures at many colleges in Europe: the Lahti Polytechnic / Institute of Design (FI), UIAH University of Art and Design in Helsinki (FI), the Royal Academy in Antwerp (BE), the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL).... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 11:30 | Room 3 | Blurring the edge
  • Hugo Cavalheiro d'Alte

    | Finland / Portugal

    Hugo d’Alte was born in Oporto, Portugal in 1975 and lives in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from the Communication Design program at the Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Oporto, Portugal. He holds a Masters degree in ‘Type & Media’ at the Royal Academy of Fine & Applied Arts in Den Haag, The Netherlands. He has also worked in graphic design studios in Portugal, Spain, and Finland, and occasionally as a freelance graphic designer. He currently works at TBWA/PHS in Helsinki.... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 09:30 | Room 3 | On the edge of legibility
  • Sonia Díaz


    Sonia Díaz has a degree in Fine Arts specialising in Design and Media from the University of Salamanca, a degree in Journalism and Public Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid, and a Masters in Museography and Exhibitions. She is currently a lecturer at Arts College 10 in Madrid, the Istituto Euopeo di Design, and the Complutense University of Madrid.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 14:00 | Room 3 | Typeface is a weapon
  • Frederik de Bleser

    Programmer and graphic designer | Belgium

    Frederik De Bleser's reimplementation of NodeBox signifies the juxtaposition of terminology and primacy of hive memory as a key determinant. It is significant, however, that another attempt at automated design incorporates formal dissertation and, it seems, conceptualizes this primacy of hive memory. The principle explained here represents a union with a symbiosis between a 'smurf'-factor and lexically relative robotic generation. The incorporation of intellingence into robotic design here creates a kind of responsive environment.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 09:30 | Room 2 | Workshops on the edge
  • Tom de Smedt

    Designer | Belgium

    The categorical intelligence algorithms written by Tom De Smedt serve to prove the oblique empirical type as technology. The fact that another attempt at automated design here becomes the embodiment of transiently dysfunctional indeterminacy and, paradoxically, describes the conversion of essential semantical analysis of indeterminacy. The principle explained here prefigures the divergence of cross-referencing and statistical analysis; as well as a divergence of inherited terminology and repeatability.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 09:30 | Room 2 | Workshops on the edge
  • Adrian Englert

    Adrian Englert, a Swiss national of Russian origin, has contributed to many developments of text technologies: Macintosh russification, new font technologies, input methods, Russian spellchecker, old cyrillic rendering prototypes, cyrillic questions in the Unicode standart. He is passionately interested in slavonic, the liturgical language of the Russian orthodox Church.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 13:15 | Room 3 | Ancient cyrillic, do it or don't do it!
  • Oded Ezer

    | Israel

    Oded Ezer is a world-known Israeli typographer and type designer. He graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, with degree in Visual Communication Design. In 2000, Ezer founded his own independent studio in Givatayim, Israel and two years later co-founded the first cooperative of Israeli font designers, ‘Ha’Gilda’ (The Guild). He teaches typography and graphic design in throughout the world and runs experimental projects where he explores non-conventional solutions in Hebrew typography. His posters and graphic works has been showcased and published worldwide... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 08:45 | Room 2 | Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity
  • Gustavo Ferreira

    | Germany

    Gustavo Ferreira, a native of Brazil has a Bachelor degree in Graphic and Product Design at ESDI, in Brazil, and a Master degree in Communication Planning and Design at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. He has been working for two years on the "Elementar" system – it was both his diploma project at ESDI and his master thesis at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 10:45 | Room 2 | Elementar
  • Artur Frankowski

    Type Designer Fontarte | Poland

    Graphic designer, typographer, and type designer. Ph.D. from the Warsaw University of Technology on legibility of type on cartographic maps (2004). For the past decade full-time lecturer on typography and graphic design at the Warsaw University of Technology; also visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and at other colleges in Poland. Artur has published articles on type and visual communication in Polish design & print magazines. He designed several typefaces — contemporary new designs as well as Polish avant-garde revivals. His typefaces include Grotesk Polski, a sans-serif companion to Poland’s eminent pre-WWII text face Antykwa Poltawskiego, as well as Julian, a typeface based on Wladyslaw Strzeminski’s lettering. In September 2004, with Magdalena Frankowska, he launched the Fontarte typography studio to design new typefaces and to promote the history of Polish typography through lectures and workshops. From June 2006 he is involved, together with another type designer – Henryk Sakwerda, in Silesian Type project, a design of a typeface Silesiana for the Polish province of Silesia. Artur Frankowski has been a member of ATypI since 1995, and spoke at the ATypI Helsinki 2005 conference. Since 2006, he is ATypI country delegate for Poland.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 11:30 | Room 3 | Type on maps
  • Mark Geard

    Programme Leader Massey University | New Zaeland

    Mark Geard is a New Zealander who has worked for the major part of his life as a graphic designer. He was co-partner in one of his country’s leading design firms Missen and Geard Ltd. In 1998 he took up a position at Massey University where he is now Programme Leader in the Visual Communication Design Department. His specialist area is typography and typeface design.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 10:45 | Room 2 | From symbol to living form
  • Patrick Giasson

    Quick Brown Fox Monotype Imaging | UK

    Patrick Giasson is a Canadian who now resides in England (for the weather). He enroled in the type design program at the University of Reading where he focused his studies on non-latin scripts and graduated in 2004. He is currently working as a type designer for Monotype Imaging UK.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 08:45 | Main hall | The typographic inception of the Cherokee syllabary
  • Katherine Gillieson

    designer, lecturer University of Reading | UK

    Katherine is a designer and lecturer based in London, UK. She teaches at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Catherine Griffiths

    | New Zealand

    Catherine Griffiths is an independent typographer and designer practising in New Zealand. Projects include visual communications, exhibition and book design, and more recently, working with typography in public spaces, architecture and the landscape. In 2002, Catherine was awarded New Zealand's highest achieving graphic design award, the 'Stringer', and in Britain, her work was published in the typography category of the 2003 D&AD Annual. She was a keynote speaker at Australia's design conference, (X)periment, in 2003 ( [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 10:45 | Room 2 | I live at the edge of the universe like everybody else
  • Tomi Haaparanta

    Typographer Suomi Type Foundry | Finland

    Tomi Haaparanta is a type designer and typographer. He started his own foundry, the Suomi Type Foundry in early 2004. He got smitten with type design while studying in college in Ireland during the end of the 1980's, during a workshop run by Phil Baines, and has been working with type ever since. He has been working in a number of advertising and design companies before starting his own foundry, and now Finland is littered with typefaces and logos by Tomi Haaparanta. His fonts are distributed by most major type foundries and he is currently building his own type library on the web.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 12:15 | Room 3 | Helsinki font marathon 2005
  • Sirkka Havu

    | Finland

    Sirkka Havu, holds a Master of Arts, from Helsinki University Library, National Library of Finland, Helsinki. Ms Havu is a specialist on book and library history. One of her most recent publications is an annotated catalogue concerning the collections donated by the Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg to the Alexander University of Finland in 1829.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 14:00 | Room 2 | Treasures (Following Mart Anderson)
  • Syrup Helsinki

    | Finland

    Established in 2001, Syrup Helsinki is a creative agency offering graphic design, creative direction, art direction, brand development, interactive design, motion graphics and illustration. The clients include companies and organizations such as Amnesty International, Arnold Palmer, David Yurman, Escalator Records, Fazer, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish National Theatre, Image Publishing, Koneisto festival, Le Shop Stockholm, Nokia, Sony, Trans Europe Express festival, Vice magazine and Warner Records.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 13:15 | Room 2 | Kuollut is dead (Followed by Mart Anderson)
  • Jorma Hinkka

    Graphic Designer Graafiset Neliot Oy | Finland

    Jorma Hinkka entered the advertising business as a messenger boy at age seventeen. Three years later he started his studies at the Department of Graphic Arts at the School of Industrial Arts. After his studies Hinkka spent 30 years in advertising, finally as a partner in an agency specialized on business-to-business advertising. Thirteen years ago he started his own graphic design studio, Graafiset Neliöt where he specializes in design for art and photography books. Hinkka is a columnist for the magazine Grafia, a quarterly published by the Finnish organization for graphic design. Grafia nominated him as Graphic Designer of the Year in 1997.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Room 2 | Translating typography
  • Yehuda Hofshi


    Yehuda Hofshi is an Israeli typographer, design researcher and educator. He graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, with a degree in Visual Communication Design. After working as an art director, Hofshi founded his own studio in Tel Aviv. He was appointed head of the Visual Communication Department at the Technological Institute, Holon and also teaches typography and graphic design in several academies in Israel. Hofshi has published articles on subjects related to contemporary Israeli graphic and typographic design, and he is a contributor writer for Kredit Magazine for contemporary design... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 08:45 | Room 2 | Contemporary hebrew typography as an expression of a new identity
  • Kristin Hughes

    Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design

    Kristin Hughes is Assistant Professor in Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, where she teaches two- and three-dimensional design, advanced typography, and senior studio. Her current research focus is the creation of design-based programming for at-risk urban youth that develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills. She is also collaborating with an interdisciplinary team on an National Science Foundation funded exploration of gender-sensitive science-based communications, "explanatoids." Explanatoids cultivates interest in science in pre-teen girls through environmental signage and programming. Ms. Hughes has a master's degree in visual communication from Virginia Commonwealth University. ... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 15:15 | Main hall | Typographical Play
  • Johannes Küster

    Mathematician, Typographer, Designer typoma | Germany

    Johannes Küster graduated as mathematician at Munich Technical University. During his studies, he got involved in the typesetting and production of mathematical books. In 2000, he founded his own office, `typoma´, combining his interest in mathematics and in typography and design. He is currently working on designing mathematical fonts and scientific books, and he also writes and talks about mathematical typesetting and scientific typography.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 09:30 | Main hall | Those mathematical characters
  • Paula Kokkonen

    Mayor for Social Affairs and Public Health City of Helsinki


    Boys’ Home of Lauste, acting assistant nurse 1968
    District Court of Turku, acting judge of the City Court 1971
    Court District of Kemijärvi, full-time assistant 1972, temporary clerk 1972-1973, acting district judge 1973
    Secretary to the University of Helsinki Faculty of Medicine 1973-1975
    Secretary to the Executive Board of the Helsinki University Central Hospital 1975-1978
    National Board of Health, Administrative Department, head of division 1978-1980, head of department 1980-1991
    National Board of Health, general director 1984-1990
    Extraordinary Justice of the Supreme Administrative Court 1986
    National Board of Social Affairs and Health, general director 1991-1992
    National Authority for Medicolegal Affairs, general director 1992-2004 (on leave of absence 1995-2003)
    Mayor for Social Affairs and Public Health of the City of Helsinki as of August 16, 2004


    Member of the Finnish Parliament with the National Coalition Party 1995-2003
    Social Affairs and Health Committee, member 1995-1999
    Legal Affairs Committee, deputy member 1995-1999
    Employment and Equality Committee, member 1995-1996
    Commerce Committee, member 1996-1999
    Constitutional Law Committee, member 1999-2003, chair 2000-2003
    Advisory Board for Relations with Developing Countries, member 1999-2003
    Foreign Affairs Committee, deputy member 1999-2003 Speaker’s Council, member 2000-2003
    Conservative Party Chair in the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2001-2003
    Gender Advisor appointed by the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly 2002-2003
    The City of Helsinki, Helsinki City Council, member 1993-1996, 2000-2004
    Environmental Protection Committee, chair 1993-1996
    Council on Disability, chair 1993-1996
    Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council, member 1993-1996
    Helsinki City Theatre Foundation, Council of Representatives, chair 2002-2005
    The Finnish Broadcasting Company Ltd (YLE), Supervisory Board member 1995-2002
    The Finnish Social Insurance Institution (KELA), 2. deputy member for the Parliamentary Trustees 1995-1999
    RAY (Finland’s Slot Machine Association), member of the Board of Directors 1999-2003
    Juustopöytä ry cheese society, chair 1999-2004
    Finnfund, chair of the Supervisory Board 2003-2004 Kalevala Koru Ltd, member of the Board of Directors 2003-
    Elanto Cooperative, vice-chair of the Supervisory Board and member of the Council of Representatives 2003
    Helsinki Cooperative Society HOK-Elanto, Supervisory Board member 2004-2006
    The Council of Europe’s Committee on Bioethics, member 1979-1989, chair 1990-1991
    Committee on Legal Protection in Health Care, member 1980-1982
    The Finnish Association for Medical Law and Ethics, vice-chair of the Board of Directors 1981-1983, 1985-1986, chair 1987-1988
    The Finnish Academy Central Committee of Sciences, Division of Research Ethics, member 1982-1989
    The Finnish Centre for Pensions, Council of Representatives, deputy member 1983-1991, member 1992-1997, 2004
    Adviser to the World Health Organization on Patient’s Rights 1985, 1989 and 1992
    International Association of Bioethics, member of the Board of Directors 1995-1997
    Delegation of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, deputy member for the chair 1985-1990, deputy member 1991-1993
    The Finnish Society of Health Care Assessment, vice-chair of the Board of Directors 1988-1991
    State Mental Hospitals Executive Board, deputy member 1988-1991
    The National Public Health Institute, member of the Executive Board 1988-1991
    The Terhokoti Hospice Foundation, Supervisory Board member 1985-
    Committee on Working Conditions, member 1990-1991
    Committee on Biotechnology, member 1990-1991
    The World Association for Medical Law, member of the Board of Directors 1991-, vice-chair 1996-2002, 2004-
    The Bioethics Committee of the Nordic Council of Ministers, member 1989-1991, chair 1991-1992
    The Church Committee on Pastoral Care and Counselling, chair 1993-2004
    European Journal of Health Law, Editorial Council member 1993-
    World Psychiatry Association, Section of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, section committee member 1993-1995
    Supervision Board for Health Care Professionals, chair 1993-1995, 2003-2004
    Board for issues related to Termination of Pregnancy and Sterilisation, chair 1993-1995, 2003-2004
    Board for issues related to Castration, chair 1993-1995
    Board for issues of Forensic Psychiatry, chair 1993-1995, 2003-2004
    Journal of Medical Ethics, International Advisory Board, member 1995-
    Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Forensic Medicine 1997-
    The National Advisory Board on Health Care Ethics (ETENE), member 1998-2000, chair 2004-
    Advisory Board on Professional Ethics in Pharmacy Practice, chair 1999-2004


    Senior Lawyer 1974
    Knight 1st Class, the Order of the White Rose of Finland 1990
    Cross of Merit for Disabled War Veterans 2001
    Medal of Merit for Finnish Physical Education and Sports 2003
    Medal of Merit of the Cancer Organisations 2003 ... [More]

  • Thu 15 Sep | 18:00 | Main hall | Mayor's welcome reception
  • Kevin Larson

    Researcher Microsoft Advanced Reading Technologies | USA

    Kevin Larson received his PhD in cognitive psychology in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin. His passion is understanding the impact of typography on the reading experience and applying that understanding towards improving on-screen reading. People have literally been shocked during some of his recent presentations.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 13:15 | Main hall | Measuring the aesthetics of typography
  • Juhani Lehtiranta

    JL-types Ky | Finland

    Juhani Lehtiranta is a Finnish Ph.D. of Linguistics who is still working in his place of birth, Nurmijärvi, near Helsinki. He has been busy with special fonts since 1985. In 1990 he established font design company, JL-types Ky. Lehtiranta's special interests are typefaces for European minority languages and custom made fonts. He created first fonts for the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet already twenty years ago and recently he accomplished also an OpenType version of his one phonetic font... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 09:30 | Main hall | A Wild Play With Diacritics
  • Tal Leming

    Type Designer Type Supply | USA

    Tal Leming is a 1997 graduate of the Louisiana State University Graphic Design program. After graduation he did stints as a designer at two agencies in Louisiana. He left the deep south in 2001 for the mean streets of Wilmington, Delaware where he worked at the legendary type foundry House Industries. In 2005 he started his own company which specializes in graphic design, typeface design, lettering and type technology services. ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Main hall | Lettering, typography or somewhere in between
  • Alessio Leonardi

    President | Germany

    Alessio Leonardi is an italian Type and Graphic Designer who lives since 1990 in Berlin, Germany. He worked at MetaDesign with Erik Spiekermann and then was (till 2005) one of the two owners of the Design Studio Leonardi.Wollein in Berlin. Today he and his wife Imme Leonardi run the Studio Lion&Bee.

    About the typographical side of his work: starting from 1992 many of his typefaces are published by the FontShop International and Linotype Library. He was co-founder of the fontlabels Face2Face (with Alexander Branczyk, a.o.) and Fontology (with Fabrizio Schiavi). Since 2001 he is the country delegate for Italy at the ATypI. In 2002 he founded the Company that produces typefaces for corporate applications and also for standard use.

    Alessio Leonardi writes articles for type and design magazines worldwide and gives lectures at international conferences. In 2004 he published his book From the Cow to the Typewriter: the (true) History of Writing.

    ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 11:30 | Main hall | From the cow to the typewriter
  • Gerry Leonidas

    Senior Lecturer in Typography University of Reading | United Kingdom

    Gerry Leonidas studied Business Administration and Journalism, and worked in book and magazine publishing in Greece before finding his way to the University of Reading for postgraduate studies in typography. He never got round to leaving, and now teaches typographic design with a bias for the online. He is also the MA Typeface Design programme director, and designs when time permits, but mostly helps others tackle Greek typefaces. He is long overdue with his PhD on design processes in Greek and Latin digital typefaces.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 15:15 | Room 2 | Typographic Education Forum
  • Sat 17 Sep | 16:00 | Room 2 | Typographic Education Forum
  • Jarno Lukkarila

    Type Designer Typolar | United Kingdom

    Jarno Lukkarila (born 1978) works widely in graphic design. As the author of the typography reference book Tekstuuri (2001) he is one of the few writing about the subject in the Finnish language. He runs a typographic oriented design studio Format Design and lectures part-time on typography in Finnish design schools. As a type designer Lukkarila was recognized in the Morisawa Awards 2002, where his Xtra Sans typeface received the bronze prize in the Latin category. Lukkarila studied type design at the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague, in the postgraduate course Type & Media highlighted by the writing and lettering workshop of Gerrit Noordzij in 2000. Before this he graduated as graphic designer in Finland. ... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 14:00 | Main hall | Language, typography, type design
  • Paul Luna

    Professor University of Reading | United Kingdom

    Professor Paul Luna designed the Oxford English Dictionary 2/e, the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary 5/e, and is the author of ‘Clearly defined: continuity and innovation in the typography of English dictionaries’, Typography papers (4, 2000, 5–56), ‘Not just a pretty face: the contribution of typography to lexicography’, Proceedings, The Eleventh Euralex International Congress (2004, 847–57), and ‘The typographic design of Johnson’s dictionary’ in Jack Lynch and Ann McDermott, Anniversary essays for Johnson’s Dictionary, Cambridge: CUP (to be published April 2005). ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Joonas Luotonen

    | Finland

    Joonas Luotonen (MA) is Helsinki (Finland) based graphic designer. He is specialized in designing user interfaces and content for small screens and hand held devices. Recently, he's been working for companies like Suunto, Siemens, Samsung, Hewlett Packard and THQ as a team member of Maxrumpus Ltd. - a developer of Maxdox® mobile document technology.Joonas has given lectures on graphic design and mobile content design in Helsinki University of Technology, Lahti Polytechnic and Turku Polytechnic.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Main hall | Using Maxdox for designing multimedia for mobile phones
  • Kamal Mansour

    Manager of Non-Latin Products Monotype Imaging | USA

    An early multilingual education served to stimulate Kamal’s interest in languages, alphabets, and later on, typography. His studies have spanned Computer Science, Linguistics, and Product Design. Having worked at Monotype for more than 10 years, Kamal has been involved in the many aspects of multilingual typography and font development. During that time, he has also participated actively in various activities related to the Unicode Standard. In the last few years, his work has included OpenType implementations for various scripts including Arabic, Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Thai, Lao, and Japanese. ... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 14:00 | Room 3 | Nastaliq style through open type
  • Aaron Marcus

    President and Principal Designer/Analyst Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. | USA

    Mr. Marcus is the founder and President of Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A). A graduate in physics from Princeton University and in graphic design from Yale University, in 1967 he became the world's first graphic designer to be involved fulltime in computer graphics. In the 1970s he programmed a prototype desktop publishing page layout application for the Picturephone (tm) at AT&T Bell Labs, programmed virtual reality spaces while a faculty member at Princeton University, and directed an international team of visual communicators as a Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. In the early 1980s he taught at the University of California/Berkeley, was a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, founded AM+A, and began research as a Co-Principal Investigator of a project funded by the US Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to visualize the C programming language more effectively. In 1992, he received the National Computer Graphics Association's annual award for contributions to industry. He was the keynote speaker for ACM/SIGGRAPH-80, and the organizer and chair of the opening plenary panel for ACM/SIGCHI-99. Mr. Marcus has written over 150 articles; written/co-written five books, including (with Ron Baecker) Human Factors and Typography for More Readable Programs (1990), Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces (1992), and The Cross-GUI Handbook for Multiplatform User Interface Design (1994) all published by Addison-Wesley; contributed chapters/case studies to seven books of user-interface design, information appliances, and culture, including three industry Handbooks; and serves on the editorial/advisory boards of five industry publications, including Interactions and User Experience. For the last decade, Mr. Marcus has turned his attention to Web, mobile, and vehicle user-interface and information-visualization design, training leaders for centers of excellence, providing guidelines for globalization/localization, and focusing on the challenges of "baby faces" (small displays for consumer information appliances) of ubiquitous devices and cross-cultural communication. Mr. Marcus has published, lectured, tutored, and consulted internationally for more than 30 years and has been an invited keynote/plenary speaker at conferences of ACM/SIGCHI, ACMSIGGRAPH, Usability Professionals Association (UPA), and the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, as well as conferences internationally. He is a visionary thinker, designer, and writer, well-respected in international professional communities associated with Web, user interface, human factors, graphic design, publishing, and desktop software application development.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 09:30 | Main hall | Type issues for the twenty-first century
  • Meta Newhouse

    | USA

    Meta Newhouse, the former Creative Director at GroupBaronet (Dallas) has over 16 years of professional experience working in design. Her work has been featured in just about every design publication you can name. Last year she decided to quit her job, go back to school and get an MFA so she can teach creative problem solving to potential graphic designers. If you can’t find her in the classroom, she is probably out making film documentaries.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 12:15 | Room 3 | Experimental typography and found objects workshop
  • Lucas Nijs

    Designer | Belgium

    Lucas Nijs' workshops conceptualize the programmed notion of repeatability and repetition. In spite of its reticence, the disparity between cross-referencing and the arbitrary concise formulation of formal dissertation is naturally exacerbated by assimilation, defining a concise formulation of intense wrangling between the combined forces of rule-oriented thinking and Aunt Hillary as conceived by Hofstadter. In the latter respect design and language are particularly influential in placing theory on the agenda. Visualprogramming becomes effectively transformed into a babble of systems and statistics.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 09:30 | Room 2 | Workshops on the edge
  • Örjan Nordling

    Creative Director Pangea Design AB | Sweden

    Örjan Nordling studied visual communication and typography at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and the Post Graduate Program at Basel School of Design. For over twenty years he has been involved in graphic design projects like visual identities, typeface design and typography. Since 1997 he is founding partner and Creative Director in Stockholm based design firm Pangea Design working primarily in the field of visual identity and typography. His work includes the typeface Nordling BQ for Berthold, corporate typeface DN Bodoni and DN Grotesk for swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. In 2004 the Berling Nova typeface was released by the Swedish publisher Verbum, designed by Nordling designteam. ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 11:30 | Room 2 | Berling Nova
  • Nadezda Pavlova

    | Russia

    Docent Nadezda Pavlova works at the Department of Communicative Design at The St. Petersburg Academy of Art and Design in Russia. She has written fifteen scientific publications about problems regarding Graphic Design and Type in Russia. She has also been a visiting teacher in the University of Lapland.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 08:45 | Room 3 | Handwriting and Type
  • Luciano Perondi

    Molotro/Isia Urbino | Italy

    Luciano Perondi is a type and information designer and a journalist, founder of Molotro (a type design studio), he teaches typography at Politecnico di Bari, Accedemia delle Belle Arti di Urbino, IED in Milan. He is co-founder of EXP research team, whom aim is to study the writing systems and the reading process and to apply these studies to graphic design. He is interested in any aspect of writing both in the history of writing and its developments beyond the alphabet.... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 11:30 | Room 2 | How does the irregularity of letters affect reading?
  • Yves Peters

    | Belgium

    Yves Peters is a [typo]graphic designer, writer about type, rock drummer and father of three. After a three-year stint as type expert/technical advisor at the Belgian FontShop franchise, he was hired by communication agency Making Magazines, now Magelaan.

    Yves joined the Typophile community in 2002, where he currently is head moderator of the Type Identification Board. Besides reviewing typefaces for David John Earls’, Yves edits Unzipped – his blog for FontShop Benelux – and makes occasional contributions to Typographica and The FontFeed. Together with Stephen Coles, he is responsible for cross-referencing the current edition of FontBook.

    His talent for being able to identify most typefaces on sight is utterly useless in daily life.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Room 2 | Corporate Type on the edge of legitimacy
  • Thomas Phinney

    | USA

    Thomas Phinney is senior product manager for font solutions at Extensis. From 1997-2008 he worked in type at Adobe, lastly as product manager for fonts and global typography. Thomas is involved in the design, technical, forensic, business and historical aspects of type, treasurer of ATypI, and writes for Communication Arts and as well as He has testified in court as an expert witness, and was twice quoted in the Washington Post regarding the presumably forged National Guard memos concerning US President Bush. Thomas has an MS in printing from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 16:00 | Main hall | PostScript type 1 goes over the Edge
  • Jean François Porchez

    Type Designer Typofonderie | France

    After training as a graphic designer, during which he focused on type design, Jean François Porchez (born 1964) worked as a type director at Dragon Rouge. By 1994, he had created the new typeface for Le Monde newspapers. Founder of Typofonderie, his expertise enables him to propose bespoke typefaces for the Baltimore Sun, Beyoncé Knowles, Costa Crocieres, France Télécom, Louis Vuitton, Peugeot, RATP (Public Transport in Paris). His retail typefaces are distributed through He is honorary President of the Association Typographique Internationale (was ATypI President in 2004–2007). Founded the french community Le Typographe in 2003. Introduced to French Who’s who in 2009. He taught type design at the MA typefaces design at the Reading University (United Kingdom) and at Ensad and conduct regularly type design workshops all over the world. He also contributes regularly to conferences and international publications. He published Lettres Françaises, a book (in French & English) that shows all contemporary French, digital typefaces. For the Linotype Library Platinum collection, he has created a revival of the Sabon, a Jan Tschichold revival of Garamond in 2002. In late 2001 he was the President of a jury set up by the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale to select the new handwriting model and system for France and was a jury member of the 3rd Linotype Type design Contest (Germany, 1999), of the of the 1st Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications (Slovenia, 2003) of the Typeface design competition TDC2 (United States, 2005). He was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot in 1998. FF Angie (1990) & Apolline (1993) were prize-winning entries in the Morisawa typeface competition. Costa received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2000. Ambroise, Anisette, Anisette Petite, Charente, Le Monde Journal, & Le Monde Courrier were all prize-winning entries in the Bukva:raz international competition (2001). Deréon and Mencken won a Creative Review Type Awards (2006). Parisine Office won a star at the Observeur du design 07. Vuitton Persona selected by the Club des directeurs artistiques for their annual “Palmarès” 2009. Retiro received a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at the TDC2 2010 and won the Prix 2009 of the Club des directeurs artistiques, design category.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 09:00 | Main hall | Conference opening
  • Sun 18 Sep | 10:45 | Main hall | Fonts don't come from nothing
  • Sun 18 Sep | 14:30 | Main hall | ATypI General Member Assembly
  • Hugo Puttaert

    visionandfactory – integrated design | Belgium

    Hugo Puttaert was born in Brussels in 1960. He studied art and worked as an artist before starting his own design studio, visionandfactory which was established in 1990. He is also responsible for the graduating projects in Sint Lucas Antwerp (the art department at the Karel de Grote-Hogeschool), where he teaches typography and graphic design. He also managed the Citype Conferences in Antwerp (1997,1999), and lectured in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Berlin, Lahti and writes articles for magazines and newspapers.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 15:15 | Room 3 | Get integrated!
  • Carolyn Puzzovio

    | UK

    Carolyn Puzzovio has been involved in design education for over thirty years. Her background is as a graphic designer and her major interest within the subject has always been lettering and type. This interest has developed beyond the Latin alphabet – the 38-character Armenian alphabet in particular. During 2007 she designed her first OpenType typeface – Lagoon – based on a Venetian model from 1810.

    Carolyn’s articles on the subject of the Armenian alphabet and type are published in the latest issues of Baseline, nos. 57 & 58.

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  • Sat 17 Sep | 11:30 | Room 2 | Mesrob & Yacob
  • Andres Rõhu

    Type Designer FIE | Estonia

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  • Sat 17 Sep | 13:15 | Room 2 | Kuollut is dead (Followed by Mart Anderson)
  • Sat 17 Sep | 14:00 | Room 2 | Treasures (Following Mart Anderson)
  • Margaret Re

    Associate Professor, Visual Arts Department University of Maryland, Baltimore County | USA

    As a designer who has made letters that function within the realms of metal, photocomposition, and digital, Matthew Carter bridges a knowledge of technology that extends past historical divisions ensuring that the very real human needs for readability, legibility and expression are met. What may not be fully appreciated about Carter is that while he understands that technology is often literal, he does not let this shutout the abstract and theoretical from his working process. Carter’s typefaces reveal that creativity and functionality are best served by integrating lessons learned from past technologies and history intopresent technologies and by anticipating future needs.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 16:45 | Main hall | Matthew Carter's typefaces
  • Kai Matti Rentola

    Lecturer Aalto University | Finland

    Kai Rentola has been a regular lecturer at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki since 1996. He has focused on teaching lettering and basics of typography at both the BA and MA levels. He also arranged the first digital font design courses in UIAH in 1994 - 1995. Rentola has produced several exhibitions about typographic design with his students. In recent years Rentola has practiced his own graphic design work by doing logotypes and graphic identities in Finland, where he has a small studio on Harakka Island just off the Helsinki coastline.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 10:45 | Main hall | Letters of Helsinki
  • Nicola Robson

    Nicola is currently working towards a PhD in the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. Her research, which looks at information books for young children, forms part of the Typography for Children Project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her background is in linguistics and communication studies.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Barry Roseman

    Atlanta College of Art | USA

    "Barry Roseman is a graduate of Occidental College and Art Center College of Design. He earned a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design from Yale University and studied at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Atlanta College of Art." ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 14:00 | Room 2 | Type on the edge of design
  • Ivar Sakk

    | Estonia

    Ivar Sakk studied industrial design at Estonian Art Academy and has worked as a graphic designer since 1986. Beside his main activity in poster design, he is lecturer of history of graphic design in Estonian Art Academy in Tallinn... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 16:00 | Room 3 | Estonian style: Russian or German?
  • Christina Schultz

    Designer | London and Germany

    Christina Schultz works as a freelance designer in London and Berlin. Her current focus is on iconography and intelligent fonts. Recent projects include logo, corporate and web design. She graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with an MA in Communication Design in January 2005.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 10:45 | Room 3 | Pic(ture) Lig(ature)s
  • Deborah Shmerler

    Assistant Professor / Graphis Designer The University of Tennessee, School of Art | USA

    Deborah Shmerler received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. After Graduate school Deborah worked in Boston and concentrated on developing corporate identity systems, corporate branding initiatives and establishing a collaborative working environment between clients and designers. Deborah's academic career has included a full-time faculty position at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and currently a tenure-track position at The University of Tennessee where she teaches courses spanning the graduate and undergraduate curriculums. She believes in preparing students to become responsible citizens who use critical thinking and reflection to broaden their design perspectives.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 15:15 | Main hall | Typographical Play
  • Erik Spiekermann

    Designer | Germany

    Erik Spiekermann is information architect, type designer (FF Meta, ITC Officina, FF Info, FF Unit, LoType, Berliner Grotesk et al.) and author. He was founder (1979) of MetaDesign, Germany’s largest design firm with offices in Berlin, London and San Francisco. In 1988 he started FontShop. He holds an honorary professorship at the Academy of Arts in Bremen, is board member of ATypI and the German Design Council, and president of the istd International Society of Typographic Designers. In July 2000, Erik left MetaDesign Berlin. He now lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco, designing publications, complex design systems and more typefaces.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 18:00 | Main hall | Great AUCTION
  • Andreas Stötzner

    Andreas Stötzner was born 1965 in Leipzig. He trained as a letterpress printer, studied Graphic Design in Leipzig and London, and since 1994 has worked independently. He has been teaching Typography and Lettering and researching and publishing about graphic signs and collections. In 2000, he established SIGNA, a signographic magazine. ... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 09:30 | Room 2 | On the edges of the alphabet
  • Adi Stern

    Adi Stern Design | Israel

    Adi Stern teaches Hebrew typography at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. He is a graduate of the MA programme in Typeface Design at Reading University. Since 1994 he has run a Tel Aviv based studio, focusing on design for the cultural domain. Adi has won various awards including those of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation and the New York and Tokyo Type Directors Clubs.... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 11:30 | Main hall | Aleph=X
  • Sumner Stone

    Founder Stone Type Foundry Inc | USA

    Sumner Stone is founder and sole proprietor of Stone Type Foundry, His type designs include the recent linear designs Magma, Munc, and ITC Stone Humanist Sans. He is also an author and has taught typography and calligraphy at various institutions.... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 11:30 | Main hall | Janus and the phoenix
  • İpek Torun

    Lecturer Anadolu University | Turkey

    İpek Torun graduated from the Graphic Design Department at Bilkent University, FADA, in 1999. He received his MFA in 2003 from the Animation Department at Anadolu University, ISS, having completed his thesis on “German Expressionism’s Effects on Animation Through Historical Development and an Experimentation on the Subject”. He now works as an instructor in the Graphic Design Department in FFA, in Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey... [More]

  • Sat 17 Sep | 13:15 | Room 3 | Alphabetical revolution and the effect of Turkish typographic design
  • Adam Twardoch

    Product and marketing manager Fontlab Ltd. | Germany

    Based in Berlin, Adam Twardoch is working in the field of font technology, multilingual typography, CSS webfonts, Unicode and OpenType. He serves as product and marketing manager at Fontlab Ltd. He also works as a typographic consultant to MyFonts and other clients worldwide. He is member of the ATypI Board and was involved in the organization of four ATypI conferences. Adam has been teaching workshops in font creation in the UK, USA, Germany, Russia and his native Poland. In 2007, he edited the Polish edition of Robert Bringhurst’s book “The Elements of Typographic Style”. ... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 11:30 | Room 3 | Start Photofont with Photofont Start
  • Geraldine Wade

    Typographer, Program Manager Microsoft Corp. | USA

    Geraldine Wade is a Typographer/Program Manager in the ClearType and Advanced Reading Technologies group at Microsoft. She has a masters degree in Letterform Design and Typography from Central School of Art & Design in London. She previously worked at Monotype for 12 years as a senior type draughtsman. In 1990, while at Monotype, she was trained by Microsoft in TrueType hinting and was one of the lead type engineers for Windows 3.1 core fonts. Geraldine joined Microsoft in 1999. During this time she has worked on fonts for Windows 95, 98, and 2000 including Palatino Linotype, and the MS Reader. She has designed fonts for screen and print with John Hudson of Tiro Typeworks such as Sylfaen and more recently Nyala, which won a Type Design Award this year and in working with Microsoft Research produced a paper accepted at SIGGRAPH in 2000 titled “Example-based hinting of TrueType fonts” by D. Zongker, G. Wade, and D. Salesin. ... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Main hall | Font design with an edge
  • Sue Walker

    Dean, Arts and Humanities University of Reading | United Kingdom

    Professor Sue Walker is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Reading. Before this, from 1997 to 2007, she was Head of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. She is also a partner in Text Matters, an information design consultancy based in Reading. Her research in recent years has been about typography for children, and she has studied typography in children’s reading and information books from the late 19th century until the present day. Her current funded project is ‘Isotype re-visited’ and she and Eric Kindel are leading a team of researchers to re-evaluate the contribution of Otto and Marie Neurath to twentieth-century design. Sue Walker’s work on this project looks, in particular, at the Isotype Institute’s work on the design of children’s books.... [More]

  • Fri 16 Sep | 15:15 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:00 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Fri 16 Sep | 16:45 | Room 3 | Children and typography
  • Simone Wolf

    Typevents llp

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  • Fri 16 Sep | 14:45 | Room 3 | Press Conference
  • Masayuki Yamamoto

    Associate Professor Tama Art University | Japan

    Masayuki Yamamoto graduated in visual communication design from University of Tsukuba before studying typography at the University of Reading. He is now teaching Typography and Visual Communication design as an Associate Professor at the Department of Graphic Design, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan.... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 10:45 | Room 3 | Harmony of type mixture in Japanese typography
  • Yuri Yarmola

    Vice President R&D Fontlab Ltd. | Russia

    Yuri Yarmola began dabbling with fonts in 1989, and designed the first of many font editors and utilities in 1991. He designed and led development of all versions of FontLab and FontLab Studio, as well as a number of other applications published by Fontlab Ltd. He lives and works in St Petersburg, Russia, as Vice President Research & Development of Fontlab Ltd. In 2007, Yuri received the 2nd Linotype Font Technology Award. When not working, he skis on high mountains. ... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 12:15 | Main hall | FontLab Studio 5 for Mac OS X
  • Alan Záruba

    Alba Design Press LTd. | Czech Republic

    Alan Záruba holds an MA in Typo/graphic studies from London School of Printing. He founded Alba studio Ltd. in 1996, now Alba Design Press Ltd. in Prague. In 1997 he started a collaboration with Prof. Zdenek Ziegler. With his colleagues and design historian Dr. Iva Janakova he co-founded the design magazine Deleatur and served as editor. Since 1998 he participates regularly in national design events, and has received many awards for design and typography. He is a member of the Czech Typodesignclub and ATypI since 2004.... [More]

  • Sun 18 Sep | 12:15 | Room 2 | Making democracy visible