Our fellow Alphabettes continued to make the world a better place in the first month of 2017.* Here are a few of their good deeds.
Christine Bateup is the director of business and licensing at Frere-Jones Type. She’s also a lawyer. As part of a team of lawyers working pro bono on behalf of the New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, she helped free an Iraqi green card holder from detention at Kennedy airport.
With partner Noel Pretorius, María Ramos released Kinetic, a sans serif partly inspired by the mobile designs of Alexander Calder.
After filling in for Tobias Frere-Jones during the fall semester, Nina Stössinger returned to Yale for the spring semester to teach her own type design class in the graphic design MFA program. Nina’s typeface Nordvest received Communication Arts’ Award of Excellence, and Fontshop named the face one of the best of 2016.
Ksenya Samarskaya talked to Print.
Adobe invited Martina Flor to take part in a live lettering session in Paris; she also gave a lettering workshop in Berlin.
ATypI posted a series of interviews Liron Lavi Turkenich conducted at the conference in Warsaw.
Alice Savoie served as a judge for the TDC 63/Typography 38 competitions and spoke at the Type Directors Club with Janine Vangool.
Colvert, designed by Natalia Chuvatin, Jonathan Fabreguettes, Kristyan Sarkis, and Irene Vlachou, has been added to the permanent collection of the French National Center for Visual Arts (CNAP).
Veronika Burian and Mary Kate McDevitt served on the jury of Print’s 2016 Typography & Lettering Awards. Ferran Milan and Pilar Cano’s Aurélie took Best in Class for typeface design; Krista Radoeva and Jason Smith’s FS Siena won a merit award; and Maria Doreuli and Katerina Kochkina of Contrast Foundry won a merit award for handlettering.
Louisa Fröhlich released Lisbeth with TypeTogether.
Several Alphabettes made signs and marched in Washington, DC and around the world on January 21 to register their dissent from the new American regime. ✊
* Yes, January. We’ll be back with February’s news before you know it. We’ve been busy!