October – December 2016 News

It’s [finally!] time to say goodbye to 2016 and we thought we’d end the year with a long overdue round up of Alphabettes-related news.


The Fitchburg Alphabet project by Anna Schuleit Haber for Fitchburg, MA’s Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper wins Publick Occurrences Award for outstanding journalism. Contributors to the series included Shoko Mogikura, Nina Stössinger, Laura Meseguer, Therese Schuleit, Francesca Bolognini, Anna Schuleit Haber, Indra Kupferschmid, Geri McCormick, Catherine Griffiths, and Nicole Dotin

Barbara Bigosinska releases Mala

Elena Schneider launches a new website, and she collaborated with Miles Newlyn on New Herman

Laura Meseguer and Type-Ø-Tones have a new website and join TypeNetwork

Sans Everything conference in Amiens with a.o. Alice Savoie, Dorine Sauzet, Indra Kupferschmid, Elena Albertoni, Christina Poth, Éloïsa Pérez, Julia Joffre, Camille Prandi, Rejane Dal Bello. Sandrine Nugue designed the conference material

Martina Flor talks at TEDx in Buenos Aires

Isabel Urbina Peña talks at Design Fest in Mexico

Mega crowds! Martina at TEDx and Isabel at Design Fest.

Sibylle Hagmann’s Kopius and Diana Ovezea’s Equitan Sans and Equitan Slab are selected as some of Print magazine’s The Best New Typefaces of 2016 (So Far, Anyway), published in their Fall issue (The Illegibility Issue). Roxane Gataud’s Bely, Nina Stössinger’s Nordvest and Maria Doreuli’s William are included in the list of honorable mentions

BITS conference in Bangkok includes a keynote by Veronika Burian

Type Directors Club board member Elizabeth Carey Smith interviews Nina for the TDC’s October 2016 Member of the Month

Carolina Laudon’s typeface Monopol wins the Swedish national design award, here on display at the exhibition in Stockholm


A series of talks – Words on Buildings: Lettering and the environment in the 20th Century – organised by C20 Society, London, included presentations by Ann Pillar and Catherine Dixon

The Granshan 2016 competition selects work by several women, among others, Marieta Arzumanyan, Syuzi Hakobyan, Ana Prodanović, and Hanna Donker, Spike Spondike and Azza Alameddine of Dalton Maag

The Adobe Max conference sees lots of participation by women in type and lettering including workshops by Shelley Gruendler, Xandra Zamora & Remy Chwae and Laura Worthington & Debi Sementelli as well as talks by Martina and Nina

The Live Lettering Wall was organized by Meghan Arnold and featured work by Martina, Laura W, Xandra, Debi, Remy, Gemma O’Brien and Christine Herrin

Typekit Marketplace videos with a.o. Victoria Rushton and some glimpse at Nina were produced by Nicole Miñoza

Speaking of Victoria, she releases Embury Text

AIGA’s Eye on Design blog includes reviews of Veronika/Type Together’s Portada, Nina’s Nordvest and Pooja Saxena’s Guru Gomke

Bianca Berning speaks at Automatic Type Design conference at the ANRT in Nancy and is part of a round table discussion about Variable Fonts hosted by Indra

Lisa Schultz, Astrid Müller and Bianca speak at Dynamic Font Day in Munich which Indra co-curated

Laura Meseguer and Marina Chaccur are keynote speakers and Joana Correia talks and gives a workshop at 7ET in Lisbon

Marina and Laura

Sonja Hernandez, Camille Sibucao, Angy Che, Lauren Hostetter, Kim Rhee and Shannon Miwa graduate from the inaugural Type@Cooper West Extended typeface design program which Tânia Raposo coordinates and co-teaches

Darden Studio, run by Joyce Ketterer, launches a new website and she gets interviewed by Type Thursday



Final results of the Morisawa Type Design Competition 2016:
Kanji: Gold Prize, Shimanami by Junko Matsumura (Japan), Silver Prize, Tsukibae by Naoko Ozawa (Japan)
Latin: Silver Prize, Rododendron by Jitka Janeckova (Czech Republic)

Shimanami by Junko Matsumura (left); Tsukibae by Naoko Ozawa (right)

Syd Weiler and Shauna Panczyszyn write an article about how to make iOS 10 stickers

Ulrike Rausch designs the recent cover of Page magazine

Briar Levitt discusses typesetting in the pre-desktop publishing era at TypeEd’s Typography Dojo

Alice Savoie is amongst three finalists selected to design a new typeface for le Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP)

The typeface Elena by Nicole Dotin gets some new weights

ICYMI, Alphabettes hosts Connecting the Dots, a discussion with Bianca, Marina, Sol Matas, Kimya Gandhi and Elena Schneider on type design education and practice.

Ksenya Samarskaya writes about the typeface Wyeth on Eye on Design

Congrats, Type Together, on the 🔥 website redesign!

Page magazine publishes an article on variable fonts in its 2017 trends issue, including interviews with a.o. Indra, and showing Ulrike’s two-axis Wurst font

Nicole Phillips writes the article Old is the new new on the value of craft (and slow typography) in contemporary design education for Monotype’s 4th issue of The Recorder

Working File podcast Episode 3 features guests Jen Mussari and Satchell Drakes.

So long, 2016. We probably won’t miss you all that much.